Does anyone know anything about this topic? The documentation is pretty sparse and confusing. I'm trying to call the Report Assistant in a self-service app, but I want to limit the list of master files that a user sees. Thanks!
There are updates coming for this section of the manual.
You can call HTML Report Assistant with the following url, which will bring up the tool for a particular master:
In the url, you need to change "machinename" (3 occurences) to your own machine name and "masterfile" to the name of the master you're using.
The parameters &IBIServer and &IBIApp are optional. You would use &IBIServer if you have multiple WebFOCUS servers and want to access other than the default server for data retrieval. &IBIApp would be used if you are using a particular application directory under ibi/apps.
Setting the application path is a way to limit the master files that a user has access to. You can read more about that in the WebFOCUS Developing Applications manual, DN4500514.0303. It is available online.
Let me know if this technique works for you.
Emma SchwarzThis message has been edited. Last edited by: <Mabel>,
Thank you, Emma!! That works great!
I have another question now. What if I want to call up a list of master files, instead of just one? I tried deleting the masterfile parameter in the URL and specifying the App name, but that didn't work.
This will bring up the Master dialogue, it's a different jsp that must be called:
After selecting a Master file, the Report Assistant tool will come up for that file.
Let me know if it works for you.
EmmaThis message has been edited. Last edited by: <Mabel>,
I get the following error message when I try that:
ERROR: ERROR_MR_MISSING_STRING IBIMR_cookie
What version of WebFOCUS are you using? 5.2.3?
WebFOCUS must be configured for MRE for this to work. I'm not sure if that may be the issue.
However, there are some problems with this that will be corrected in 5.2.4.
I have one problem regarding invoking report assistant from an application.
My Requirement is, i need to open the report assistant(from an executed WF Report) and what ever the user has selected, a Report should be genrated and he can save taht report.
Please tell me How can i acheive this.
It would be helpful for me, if you provide an example for the same.
I'm not sure what you mean by calling the report assistant from an executed WF report? What I am trying to do is have a link within my self-service app that when the user clicks on it, it calls up the Report Assistant, and they can then run adhoc reports. We are not using the MRE environment, we chose to go the self service route, but we still want to be able to call the Report Assistant tool. I was able to get this to work, but only for one master file. If you could tell me a little more about what you are trying to do, and what environment you are in, I may be able to help.
I wanted to do, what you have specified in detail.
we have webfocus 521.
Without logging into MRE, i need to call report builder and users need to run the Adhoc Reports.
It would be very helpful for me, if you can provide me with some sample code..You can mail your things to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance..
I know Viswa asked for you to mail the info to him but I'd like to see your examples as well..... Could you post more info here I'd like to try this.
Note that you need to be licensed for UAS Analytical Reporter to use Report Assistant from a Self-service app.
emma, what in the world is UAS Analytical Reporter??i've got MRE . do i therefore have 'UAS Analytial Reporter'??
Susannah: UAS is a term we use internally for the most part. Sorry about the confusion. UAS (User Administration Services) is a part of Managed Reporting (MRE) so the short answer is, yes you've got it.
Huh? The whole point of me wanting to call Report Assistant from a self serv app is because I don't have MRE (or UAS, whatever that is). I've gotten it to work in the past, with the links in the above posts, but I was only ever able to call one master at a time. But strangely, (or not so strangely), when I try running the same code that used to work, I get the following:
value for &edaapp is missing
Did someone pull the plug on me??
Can you send me the Code, which you have tried?
it would be of great help to us.
The only code you need is an href in your HTML pointing to the following link:
JenThis message has been edited. Last edited by: <Mabel>,
Is this the URL you are trying to say
I am trying to use CAR file, which is under ibi/apps/test folder.
When i executed the abovesaid url,i just got "page canot be displayed".
I am using WebFocus 521.
Please let me know is anything needs to done.
ViswakanthThis message has been edited. Last edited by: <Mabel>,
Try using the exact syntax of the link I posted, except replace servername with the name of your WF server where the car file resides, mastername with car, and app_name with the name of your application where the car file resides. If that doesn't work, then I am out of ideas. We are also using 521.
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