I'm a relative newbie to the WebFOCUS world (although a battle-scarred veteran of the ASP/MSSQL/Crystal world) and have recently learned how to set up dynamic launch forms using the Resource Layout tool and the CenturyCorp sample database. The tool nicely reads any input requirements and provides HTML input objects for them.
I have attempted to load some of my SQL stored procedure-based and HOLD file fex's (not native FOCUS data sources) into the tool and provide dynamic dropdowns from some lookup tables in my project folder. Unfortunately, the painter doesn't "see" any of my underlying master files to select a table from.
Is there a workaround for this or something I haven't considered? I'd like to keep using my SQL data source and not have to maintain a separate data store.
Thank you all in advance.
Your files need to be in the APP PATH (search path) so that they metadata can be found.
Hold files will need to be FILEDEF'd so that WebFOCUS knows which data file to use with which master file.
The project folder is already in the search path. I haven't done anything with FILEDEF on my HOLD files, so maybe that will do the trick.
Then perhaps I should also set up master files for my stored procedures? Once they've been built and tested on SQL Server, they will be pretty stable, unless the underlying db objects (or business requirements) change.
I'll give your suggestions a try.
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