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[SOLVED] Just wondering, who else noticed this......

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March 04, 2020, 07:27 PM
jnc
[SOLVED] Just wondering, who else noticed this......
So, I tried to make some master files today.

Who knew that you can't make a master files for the entire set of the WebFocus IBFS repository tables?

Notice that you can't make a table called WF_NLSOBJ anymore. (if your release is old enough you can)

I think it is sort of funky that this SPS is still published.....

https://techsupport.informatio...m/sps/180619041.html

But, you can't make a MFD for that table anymore in 8203+

Was this previously discussed in the forum?

Or, can someone catch me up?

This message has been edited. Last edited by: FP Mod Chuck,


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March 04, 2020, 10:29 PM
Waz
What happens if you try to create a master for the tables ?


Waz...

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March 05, 2020, 06:47 AM
jnc
Hello Waz,

I guess I didn't explain it well enough.

Barry Austin had a summit presentation a few years back, where he provided some documentation and code to read the client repositories.

Meaning, you used to be able to go make a master file for all the tables in the repository, and you could poke around.

I think IB objected to this, because it circumvents the security model.

So.... In 8203 and higher, if you configure an adapter, to point to the tables that are your client repository, you won't see the table names, because they filter them out.

I think in 81 you will see all the table names, and I was wondering when they started filtering them.

I was wondering who else noticed.

You won't find the table for the master file like WF_NLSOBJ, because it seems like the sysnonym editor filters that name, and it doesn't appear in the pick list.


WebFocus 7x, 8x, Win / Linux, any output format
March 05, 2020, 08:09 AM
Tony A
I can see it to create those synonyms in 8.2.03, 8.2.04, 8.2.05, 8.2.06 and 8.2.07.

From 8.2.04 there is a row limiter which is defaulted to 50 (you might not have spotted it?). Change this to double or maximum and you should see them OK.


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March 05, 2020, 09:57 AM
rray9895
Hey, I'm interested in doing this and I'm following along at the link jnc provided but I'm not sure what
quote:
Create a connection to the WebFOCUS Repository database.
is referring to. Is this an adapter you have to set up?

Admittedly I'm picking a fight above my weight class, so forgive me if I'm asking a super obvious question. I don't see anything labeled "WebFOCUS Repository" in the configured or available adapters when I'm in the Reporting Server Administration console.

Anyone who can provide me some clarification would be greatly appreciated!


WebFOCUS 8.105M, Windows 10, App Studio
March 05, 2020, 10:20 AM
FP Mod Chuck
Rray

Yes you need to configure an adapter and the recommended connection name is WebFOCUS Repository. The adapter connection should also have the Repository as the default database.


Thank you for using Focal Point!

Chuck Wolff - Focal Point Moderator
WebFOCUS 7x and 8x, Windows, Linux All output Formats
March 05, 2020, 10:56 AM
rray9895
quote:
Originally posted by FP Mod Chuck:
Rray

Yes you need to configure an adapter and the recommended connection name is WebFOCUS Repository. The adapter connection should also have the Repository as the default database.


Thank you for your help Chuck. I'm still struggling with how to set up this adapter connection, is there some documentation available? I've only set up adapter connections to Oracle databases before so I'm not even sure what category of adapter this needs to be much less what I need to put in the connection parameters.


WebFOCUS 8.105M, Windows 10, App Studio
March 05, 2020, 11:20 AM
FP Mod Chuck
Ray

Here is a link to the adapter administration manual click on the PDF icon under Online documentation. I suggest you work with your administrator that set up WebFOCUS as you will need to know which RDBMS is being used for the WebFOCUS repository.

http://documentation.informati...etail.asp?docid=3946


Thank you for using Focal Point!

Chuck Wolff - Focal Point Moderator
WebFOCUS 7x and 8x, Windows, Linux All output Formats
March 05, 2020, 01:51 PM
Waz
Still coming to terms with 8.2.06 Reporting Server, but I can definitely see the tables, and yes, there is a row limit option.


Waz...

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March 10, 2020, 01:18 AM
StuBouyer
jnc,

you can try filtering on Object Name WF% to filter out the BIP_* and BOT* tables, but as Waz and Tony have mentioned the tables are there and very usable in 8.2.03 and 8.2.06

We have a number of reports that run daily against the repository for QA checks between environments.


WebFOCUS 8.2.03 (8.2.06 in testing)
March 10, 2020, 12:14 PM
jnc
Well, I looked at this again and have to report 'user error'. The reporting server console by default, only displays the first 50 master files, and I didn't see the tables I wanted, and ended up thinking they weren't there. My bad.


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