If I hit an fex from a browser that exists on a WebFOCUS report server, I'm assuming that generates a file somewhere on the report server. Users may want to hit an fex and then go get the file later on, i.e., if it is a report that takes hours to run. Is there a way to look at the files generated and link them together somehow? How would be the best way to do this? Thanks
If you have MRE you can use the Deferred Receipt option. Or if you have Report Caster you can have the report Emailed to you when it is done. Or if you have the Library option of Report Caster you can put the report in a library for later viewing.
It sounds like the deferred option of running a report is what I'm looking for... but I couldn't find out anything in my docs about it. I'm using developer studio. If I wanted to use this feature, along with tracking it etc, would I have to get the Java API for WebFocus? The application is servlet-based. Thanks
Running Reports Deferred is part of the WebFOCUS Managed Reporting Environment (MRE) in the 4x version and part of the User Administration Services (UAS) in the 5x. If you create reports in this environment users can then run the jobs deferred and then check on the status, view, delete, etc.. the jobs. Another feature is the Report Library. Using Report Caster Jobs can be scheduled and stored into the library for retrieval. Hope this helps.
TeXas, "If you create reports in this environment users can then run the jobs deferred and then check on the status, view, delete, etc.. the jobs. Another feature is the Report Library. Using Report Caster Jobs can be scheduled and stored into the library for retrieval. "
But they do that using the UI from webfocus, correct? How would we get our web app to present our own UI to the user to do those functions? Thanks
Rickson, Another Option : If you have Report Caster you can use the Report Caster API to allow users to schedule the jobs to run (Once, Daily, etc...). Then the user could have to job eMailed directly to them, to a printer, or to an FTP site. for later reterival. I believe that running jobs deferred is a feature of MRE/UAS.