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We're exploring using the REST adapter to report against data from a third-party application. This application paginates its results, so we would need to make a separate HTTP request for each page to get the data. Metadata in each response will tell us the total number of pages. Ideally, we want a report to show us all of the data at once. My impression is that the REST adapter is used to report against the data returned from a single response. Would it be possible to use the adapter to report against a variable number of consecutive responses and display all of the data from those responses?This message has been edited. Last edited by: FP Mod Chuck,
Which 3rd party application are you accessing? When you create a REST adapter connection you give it the base URL of the application and then create a WebFOCUS master file to access it. The results coming back depend on the response part of the master file so it is hard to predict how WebFOCUS will behave without trying it. You may want to open a case with techsupport and discuss this with them. If you don't currently license the REST adapter you can talk to your account rep about a trial.
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Chuck Wolff - Focal Point Moderator WebFOCUS 7x and 8x, Windows, Linux All output Formats
Posts: 2128 | Location: Customer Support | Registered: April 12, 2005
Thanks for the info. I didn't know that it might be possible to do a trial. We want to report against data from a curriculum management software called Curriculog, which is developed by DIGARC. We're looking at the adapter as an option.
Automatic Pagination is currently not available with the REST Adapter. It is something that's on the Development list. It is currently possible to simulate the Pagination within a WebFOCUS Report using Dialogue Manager.
I agree with Chuck. You should open a case with Techsupport giving information on how the response of the Initial REST request shows the pagination in the Response and what is expected on the Pagination request.
Posts: 229 | Location: New York | Registered: July 27, 2004