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Is it true that we cannot burst an excel compound report in 7.1. If yes does any one know if it is supported in 7.6

Thanks.

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WF7.1.4 Prod/Test, MRE, self serve, DM
 
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I just set up a test, it burst alright, separate sheet for each area, but no data in the sheets, so may play further, the report runs to exl2k in mre okay, but isn't really formated for excel in the normal look of things.
Interesting.

Oh and I did the test on WIN using 7.2, need to update my signature.


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Tried again using a simple excel format, still no burst, though now when the compound excel comes through when you turn burst off you don't get multiple sheets as on older versions.


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Information Builders confirmed that you cannot burst a compound report in 7.1 release but it should work in 7.6.

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Originally posted by newtofocus:
Information Builders confirmed that you cannot burst a compound report in 7.1 release but it should work in 7.6.

Thanks.


Did they happen to mention which version?? I get blank pages in the excel file sent.


Leah
 
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Hi,

My version is 7.68. Seems like it still doesn't work. I am getting no data in the sheets.

Does any 7.68 users get it work?

Here is my code:

SET COMPOUND = ON

TABLE FILE CAR
PRINT
CAR
BY COUNTRY
ON TABLE PCHOLD FORMAT EXL2K OPEN
END

TABLE FILE CAR
PRINT
MODEL
BY COUNTRY
BY CAR
ON TABLE PCHOLD FORMAT EXL2K CLOSE
END

-EXIT

Thanks


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WebFOCUS 7.6.8 Servlet
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- MS SQL Server 2005
- DataMigrator 7.6.9
 
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Create the report in the composer.
Do not use the old compound syntax.
 
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NewtoFocus,

I've seen this question on the forum a lot. And users in my shop ask about doing this themselves from time to time. Where as ReportCaster (at least in my experience) will not burst a compound report in excel, I have created a work around using ETL. Essentially what I do is I create the report with variables in my where statements to control the burst values that I read off either a table or a flat file. I then schedule it in ReportCaster and update the variables and email addresses. I create a loop in ETL that goes through each burst value one by one, there by having reportcaster actually sending out a non bursted report. I talk about what I did here in this thread

http://forums.informationbuild...=674106793#674106793

I don't go over the updating of the email addresses, but its the exact same concept as the updating of the variable and run times.

Using the layout composer you can coordinate your reports. I know I've gotten this to work for PDF, but I can't remember if I have gotten it to work for excel.

Eric


Eric Woerle
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