As of December 1, 2020, Focal Point is retired and repurposed as a reference repository. We value the wealth of knowledge that's been shared here over the years. You'll continue to have access to this treasure trove of knowledge, for search purposes only. Moving forward, myibi is our community platform to learn, share, and collaborate. We have the same Focal Point forum categories in myibi, so you can continue to have all new conversations there. If you need access to myibi, contact us at email@example.com and provide your corporate email address, company, and name.
Hey all, when opening a report object (or join or define) in the GUI, does it run the code up to that point each time. Although it's not pulling records from the database, would it appear on the report console that the fex ran even if the run button is not clicked? Would this also happen if fields were added, deleted or reformatted?
thanksThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Kerry,
WF (App Studio) 8.2.01m / Windows Mainframe FOCUS 8
Hmmm, it seems to me like it indeed runs the code (probably with XRETRIEVAL=OFF) or at least a deep parse process needs to take place otherwise the GUI wouldn't know which fields will be available after a HOLD file is created by your code and it really needs to know that info to reference those fields in the JOIN/DEFINE wizards or Report Painter.
That's just my assumption based on the slow downs I get when accessing the JOIN wizard tool during the very rare times I actually use the GUI.
Yes, it indeed runs whatever it needs to run to be able to produce the correct set of fields and field information in the painter. And as Neftali notices, this is indeed done with XRETRIEVAL OFF. It is the only way to know what the current data structure is.
- Using AS 8.2.01 on Windows 10 - IE11.
in Focus since 1988
Posts: 1961 | Location: Netherlands | Registered: September 25, 2007