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Does anyone know if you can do a -INCLUDE in the GUI of InfoAssist?

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There's a bunch of stuff you can do in a Reporting Object that allows for similar behavior. However, -INCLUDE isn't something you can add within the InfoAssist UI.


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That's what I kind of figured. In regards to a Reporting Object, I guess I could create one with the preprocessing code I want....but then could I have my other reports created in the GUI access this? Or is recreating my other reports within the Reporting Object the only way?


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All reports in InfoAssit have to be created against either a master or a reporting object. In general, InfoAssist is meant to be an end user or power user authoring too. -INCLUDE and other features that don't lend themselves to an end user type functionality are considered out of scope. I kinda get why sometimes you need to be able to have a -INCLUDE but a generic authoring tool should stay simple so most users can run with it without deep knowledge of the underlying language. The alternative is to use the Text Editor to make your modifications but again, I don't think the majority of end users should get involved in that type of coding.


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I get that in regards to InfoAssist being an end user authoring tool. However, these reports I have....actually they are charts....they have all been created within InfoAssist GUI. End users will not be changing these particular charts. However, they need to be integrated within another piece that was coded in the text editor. In order to integrate I need to include the -INCLUDES. I can open the charts in the text editor and add the -INCLUDEs, but then they may not be able to be opened again in the GUI.

In regards to the Reporting Object, if I create it and include the common code that the -INCLUDES refer to, then would I have to create the charts as new charts off of the Reporting Object?


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It sounds like you are creating these charts so there is no reason you can't do them from App Studio instead of InfoAssist. Doing it that way the -INCLUDE can be done there easier and no need for the Reporting Object.


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Chuck - Yes, I'll probably just do them in the text editor in App Studio...I can just open them up there and add the -INCLUDE.


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