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Hello,

I am hitting a few roadblocks here. I have a request that requires a subquery, and I believe in webfocus this is accomplished via a hold file. So I am trying to create a hold file (for the 1st time) and this is what is giving me problems.

I found a few webpages that explain how to do this (like this) but I get hung up on the bit where I'm supposed to go to the Home tab > Format group. I suppose I'm using a different version of AppStudio, because in 8201 I don't see a Format group under Home. I've searched for creating a hold file in 8201 but I haven't found anything.

Now... I see a Format tab however. When I try to do similar steps (as the above link) from the Format tab I also hit roadblocks. I've tried to modify the Output format to binary and I changed the destination. But when I try to access that ftm/mas file from a new report it is not showing up. It is creating the file; I see it in the default WebFocus portal but it doesn't show up as a source when creating a new report. I tried refreshing with no success either.

And btw... if its not obvious, I'm new to WebFocus. I'm finding that AppStudio crashes a little too much, do you folks have that experience too? Right now all I can use is the GUI, the code is too over my head at the moment, but I will be going on code training next week.

Thank you

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Uggh... nevermind... I tried doing this via the Format tab again, but this time I restarted App Studio and the newly created masterfile showed up. Can't say I'm loving my early experience with App Studio so far.


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Hi Shingles

Hang in there, the learning curve isn't that steep. There is a App Studio webinar scheduled for July 27. Here is a link for more info. http://forums.informationbuild...1057331/m/3047003586

I am glad you will be taking training soon as well.


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Shingles

PS. Make sure you have the most current version of App Studio 8.2.01M as that has been very stable for me.


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