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Let's start with the mysterious "Domains" directory. What do we put in it? Does it have any special properties?

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Please tell us where you see the "Domains" directory? Perhaps a screenshot would help.


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mbondr, You mean Domain as in the following:
- Configured Environments  
   - Environment Name, such as Dev, Test, or Prod.
     - Data Servers
     - Domains
       Web Applications
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That's a very broad question and certainly not mysterious. Here's a place to start.
https://webfocusinfocenter.inf...domain_content13.htm

In general, the Domain is where EVERYTHING goes with the exception of your metadata. Domains are stored in an RDBMS. The Reports, Charts, Documents, Schedules, Portals and stylesheets are stored in domains.


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In v8.1.05M (the latest environment I was exposed to), the App Studio tree looks like this:



This image is from the v8.1.05 documentation which interestingly shows Projects, but not The Repository.

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Reference: Projects
You can use the Projects node to develop content if, during installation, you used a serial number that allows project development. The Projects node is part of the Configured Environments tree. It helps you organize, develop, maintain, and deploy WebFOCUS applications as a project.


And this, which makes no sense:
quote:
Managed Reporting and ReportCaster Properties
Managed Reporting and ReportCaster properties are not available in this version of App Studio.

In my v8.1.05M environment, I DO see The Repository.


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Mbondr

Most customers create domains for specific application areas like Finance, HR etc. Then sub folders can be created underneath the domain. In WebFOCUS 8 there is the concept of creating Enterprise Domains which helps with the creation of security groups to make security administration much easier. Like BabakNYC mentioned the majority of your reports, html forms, etc should be developed under these Domains.


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Ah. That's helps explain the name a bit! Smiler

So Projects is about deployment and Web Applications is about . . . system stuff? But there are html pages in it.

It seems that these directories don't reflect the actual directory structure under the web server. It would be nice to understand the relationship between the folders you create under these subdivision and the directories under the webserver (http://server.com/)


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. . . or, do they all go into a one big pot, accessed through that menu on the left. I bet you can't access them directly through the URL.


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You need to access them through the Menu on the Portal Resources.


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That might explain what some of the metadata is describing. Mapping the things you create to that menu, in addition mapping data to tables and such.

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So a report is a hard coded HTML emitter that takes a data stream and converts it to an HTML table that is housed in an HTML Iframe or maybe a panel? I suppose the graph objects are the same, only a bit more complex. The HTML pages sit in a flat directory under a master page that contains a metadata driven menu with links to the report pages. Is that about it?


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HTML is just one output format a report can generate, PDF, Excel, Active Reports are others. A chart can be HTML5 output or a graphic file. HTML pages can be created to allow for parameters to be selected including output format and then in turn run the report or graph. The metadata are also called synonyms or master files and the sole purpose is to describe the data source being used by a report or chart.

Hope that helps...


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