I have a report stored in a file named test.fex which is stored in the folder
Developer Studio Desktop/WebFOCUS Environments/DEV/Managed Reporting/Domains/rwkTest/Standard Reports/projectA
Within this fex file is a "call" to a function
-MRNOEDIT EX projectA/functionA 'parameterA', 'parameterB'
The file functionA.fex is stored in the folder
Developer Studio Desktop/WebFOCUS Environments/DEV/Data Servers/EDASERVE/Applications/projectA
When test.fex is run from the location metioned at the top of this post, it works fine. However, the way our system was set up (years ago), in order to be executed from a Java UI, I need to move the test.fex to the folder
Developer Studio Desktop/WebFOCUS Environments/DEV/Data Servers/EDASERVE/Applications/projectA (which happens to be the same folder that the function is stored in, and also where the master files are stored). Now the call to the function fails with this error message ...
0 ERROR AT OR NEAR LINE 24 IN PROCEDURE _ADHOCRQFOCEXEC *
(FOC303) CONTROL LINE NOT RECOGNIZED IN FOCEXEC: -MRNOEDIT EX projectA/functionA 'parameterA', 'parameterB'
I have tried various ways of referencing the function. Can you suggest what I am missing?
1 - some names were simplified to make this an easier read (we do not call our functions functionA, etc)
2 - I am not running it from the Java UI; I am still running it manually from WF as a test before trying the UI
3 - I have a workaround that works; it involves the INCLUDE keyword; but have been asked to research why the EX method stops working
WebFOCUS Dev Studio 5.3.2 (trying to upgrade to 7.x !)
Unix with Win XP front ends
output usually PDF (and some HTML and XLS at times)