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Excel bytoc (tabbed) not working in Reportcaster?

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February 27, 2008, 08:55 AM
Jason K.
Excel bytoc (tabbed) not working in Reportcaster?
We have a report that has this line for output
ON TABLE PCHOLD FORMAT EXL2K BYTOC

which creates a spreadsheet with a tab for each value. When I go to reportcast this report, I select report output of excel 2000, and the report doesn't split into tabs like it does when I run it from developer studio.

Is there something I'm missing?


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February 27, 2008, 09:24 AM
Tony A
Jason,

When you select an output type from within RC that is the type you will get. Not the type that is coded within your fex.

Basically, RC strips your fex down and then parses into an adhocfex, and adding the relative code when it gets to the ON TABLE PCHOLD etc.

You will understand, therefore , that choosing FORMAT EXL2K will give you just that. No BYTOC and nothing extra.

And before you go to check, no there isn't an Excel 2000 BYTOC option in RC Frowner

You could always raise an NFR or use Excel templates which do not get affected by your choice of output because they are HOLD files and therefore not sent out to the end users.

Excel templates is the method that I would use, giving the email recipient a hyperlink to the relevant file on the network.

T



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February 27, 2008, 10:35 AM
blaiss
try:
ON TABLE SET COMPOUND BYTOC
before your PCHOLD. ReportCaster should correctly separate the report into worksheets.

-SB


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February 27, 2008, 04:13 PM
Jason K.
blaiss, this works. Thank you!


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February 28, 2008, 03:17 AM
Tony A
Just goes to show that how ever long one has used FOCUS/WebFOCUS there's always something forgotten / new to learn Wink

T



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February 28, 2008, 04:16 AM
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February 28, 2008, 06:21 AM
Chaitra
Jason,

Select EXL2K PIVOT - Microsoft Excel 2000 Pivot Table.xls from Report format dropdown in RC.


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July 08, 2008, 10:59 AM
ira
Chaitra, thank you. I located this forum after doing a search and your 'exl2k pivot' was the difference for me in my reportcaster job. Once I entered your suggestion, i was able to get a tabbed exl2k output. thanks.

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