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[CLOSED] Write PDF to AIX

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September 03, 2010, 11:13 AM
gajee
[CLOSED] Write PDF to AIX
Hi,
We have a requirement to write a PDF from webFOCUS to an AIX server. We have only saved the PDFs on SMB windows shared locations till now, we have never come across a situation wherein we need to write files to a cross platform location.

I want to FILEDEF a pdf file to a location other than the SMB windows shared locations, which is an AIX machine.

sample code (writing to SMB - windows location(d://filename1.pdf)):
-----------------------------------------
FILEDEF filename1 DISK d://filename1.pdf
TABLE FILE EMPLOYEE
PRINT
EMP_ID
LAST_NAME
FIRST_NAME
HIRE_DATE
DEPARTMENT
CURR_SAL
ON TABLE HOLD FORMAT PDF AS filename1
END
-RUN
-----------------------------------------

I want to ideally do this via SFTP or HTTP to save the pdf to the AIX machine. I donot want to use Report Caster.

Kindly let me know how we can achieve this, what are the other write options.

regards,
gajee

This message has been edited. Last edited by: Kerry,


webfocus 7.6.4
Windows, HTML, PDF
September 10, 2010, 04:32 PM
Kerry
Hi Gajee,

Suggestion from our technicals: Is there a reason of why you would NOT want to use ReportCaster for this as it’s probably the best way to go? But, you could probably code this pretty easily via a batch file.

Cheers,

Kerry


Kerry Zhan
Focal Point Moderator
Information Builders, Inc.