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I want to display a message when there is no output. Currently I get the no output message and then I set the empty report on but this just gives me an empty screen. I want to display a message if there is no output and the output when there is an output.


WebFOCUS 7.6.8
Windows
HTML
 
Posts: 9 | Registered: June 01, 2009Report This Post
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There are quite a few responses about this in FocalPoint.

Basically, you test if there are no rows in the report and display an HTML page with a message. The bare minimum code would look like this:

TABLE FILE ...
PRINT ...
END
-RUN
-IF &LINES EQ 0 GOTO EMPTYREPORT;

...

-EXIT

-EMPTYREPORT
-HTMLFORM BEGIN
<html>
<body>
No data for this report.
</body>
</html>
-HTMLFORM END


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That's about as basic as it get's and is a great / standard way of doing it.

Inderjit, Just FYI: Checkout the the use of EMPTYREPORT as well. If you don't need it for now, it will come in handy someday...
 
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If you just want to display your own message whenever a report fails or returns zero rows, you could change the response template to whatever message you want. Edit the entemplate.xml in the client/wfc/etc directory, and look for the template named "error_42". That is the default message. Add your own html there and it will be done for good without having to test the report results.


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