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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.

New TIBCO Community Coming Soon
In early summer, TIBCO plans to launch a new community—with a new user experience, enhanced search, and expanded capabilities for member engagement with answers and discussions! In advance of that, the current myibi community will be retired on April 30. We will continue to provide updates here on both the retirement of myibi and the new community launch.

What You Need to Know about Our New Community
We value the wealth of knowledge and engagement shared by community members and hope the new community will continue cultivating networking, knowledge sharing, and discussion.

During the transition period, from April 20th until the new community is launched this summer, myibi users should access the TIBCO WebFOCUS page to engage.


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To all Focal Pointers,

Effective as of today (Tuesday, October 28, 2008), the signature field with the following information will be required for all new registrations:

1) What version of WebFOCUS are you using?
2) What platform/operating system are you on? i.e. Windows, Unix, etc.
3) What output format(s) are you trying to create? i.e. Excel, HTML, PDF, etc.

The purpose of the signature field is because many of the questions are related to the version/release of WebFOCUS and platform you are using, providing this information will definitely help the community better understand the problem and therefore get a solution quicker.

For those already registered and approved but still missing the signature field, please kindly go into your profile and update your signature as soon as possible.

For those already registered but did not get approved before October 24th, please send your signature info (and other required info, if asked) to focalpoint@ibi.com before Thursday, October 30, 2008. Provided no response is heard on or before this coming Thursday, your profile will be deleted from the system and you will need to re-register.

Moving forward, new registrations missing the proper signature information will not be approved.
The process will be:
- After you are registered, we will send you a reminder email stating what required information is missing from you, e.g. name, company, occupation, and/or signature field, then will give you one week to respond.
- If we still do not hear from you in the dedicated period of time (indicated in the reminder email as well), your registration will be deleted and thereafter you will need to re-register.

Focal Point has been a growing and great resource for help, idea sharing, and many others. I would like say thank you to all guru’s endless effort and help, as well as everyone’s cooperation and understanding. As always, questions, suggestions, comments, and ideas are always welcome! Please feel free to send Kathleen Butler or myself a private message.

Cheers,

Kerry

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Kerry Zhan
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Posts: 1948 | Location: New York | Registered: November 16, 2004Report This Post
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I updated my profile, but my signature has not changed. Somehow, I had WebFOCUS 6.4.2 ... my profile says WebFocus 7.6.9. Help!


Judy Miller
Software Engr, Decision Support
Prism Group, Inc.
Email: judy@prism-grp.com

WebFOCUS 7.6.9
Windows XP
Output: PDF, Excel, COMT

 
Posts: 18 | Location: Colorado Springs, CO | Registered: January 23, 2008Report This Post
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Judy,

It's actually a little misleading when we say "profile"!

The part of the profile you probably updated (which I haven't updated in quite a while!):


This information is only displayed when someone looks at your profile.

You also need to update the "Signature", which is what is displayed in your posts:


(I use fancy-schamsy HTML but you definitely don't need to)

Cheers,


Francis


Give me code, or give me retirement. In FOCUS since 1991

Production: WF 7.7.05M, Dev Studio, BID, MRE, WebSphere, DB2 / Test: WF 8.1.05M, App Studio, BI Portal, Report Caster, jQuery, HighCharts, Apache Tomcat, MS SQL Server
 
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Part of the problem is that the 'Signature' profile field is buried way down within Focal Point. Requiring one to find the right place to click to get to ones Profile (GO ??), then clicking on the View/Edit Complete Profile link, and scrolling down a page or two to find it.
And it's further confused with separate profile fields covering the info asked for in the Signature field.

So, it might be a good idea to clean up the user interface issues with the Signature info before, or coincident with making it required.

Note that I have no problem with the need for good WF version/platform info in Focal Point users signatures, just that it should be relatively easy to find the way to get it in there. It really isn't now.


Regards,
Dave

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WebFocus/Maintain 7.6.4-8
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I won't know until I send this if my signature has been updated. Maybe there was a time delay?


Judy Miller
Software Engr, Decision Support
Prism Group, Inc.
Email: judy@prism-grp.com

WebFOCUS 7.6.9
Windows XP
Output: PDF, Excel, COMT

 
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I see what you mean. I needed to scroll down my text box where my signature is. I was scrolling down the form after the Location.

It is confusing and redundant to have to put that same info below in the actual signature box.


Judy Miller
Software Engr, Decision Support
Prism Group, Inc.
Email: judy@prism-grp.com

WebFOCUS 7.6.9
Windows XP
Output: PDF, Excel, COMT

 
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Judy, this thread will probably clear up the problem for everyone else that has a problem with the confusing profile page.

Cheers,


Francis


Give me code, or give me retirement. In FOCUS since 1991

Production: WF 7.7.05M, Dev Studio, BID, MRE, WebSphere, DB2 / Test: WF 8.1.05M, App Studio, BI Portal, Report Caster, jQuery, HighCharts, Apache Tomcat, MS SQL Server
 
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Francis,

I don't think that just having an explanation of how to find the deeply buried signature field in this post is adequate.

For one, it will quickly scroll down the list of posts and only be accessable with a search.

Most people that need to know this info are new users, not yet familiar with the forum.

Plus we all know that a lot of users don't use search, until they get their hands slapped a little Smiler

And I always advocate root cause fixes, not workarounds !


Regards,
Dave

http://www.daveayers.com

WebFocus/Maintain 7.6.4-8
on Win2000 and 2003 Server
 
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Dave,

While someone from I.B.I. gets the makers of this forum software to make changes to the profile page, we can, at least, refer to this posting ( Now Required: Signature field ) when we ask new members to update their profile.

Cheers,

Francis
 
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