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I would like to know what data format Banner8 WebFOCUS users are using. Variable or fixed character format settings.

Our edasprof.prf was set for variables.

We ran into an issue with the ReportCaster Burst feature. It only works with a fixed character length.

I would really like to hear from other Banner 8 WebFOCUS Schools. Which is the best setting?

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Posts: 3 | Location: North Carolina A&T State University | Registered: April 21, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi all,

FYI, Patricia already has a case opened for this one.

Patricia, once you get a solution/answer from the case, can you please kindly share with all? Thank you in advance.

Cheers,

Kerry


Kerry Zhan
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Information Builders, Inc.
 
Posts: 1950 | Location: New York | Registered: November 16, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi Patricia,

I've worked with Banner for over 5 years now. The ORACLE tables, as well as "all" relational DB's, store data as variable. The MASTER files generated "FOR THE ODS VIEWS" at some schools, varchar is enabled, at others, it is not.
If you are going against the Banner Tables, varchar will be enabled.

To remedy your the ReportCaster problem, for columns DEFINEd as AXXV, you need to DEFINE the columns you are bursting on to itself:

So, if the EMAIL_ADDRESS column in GOREMAL is defined as A90V, so, then
  
DEFINE FILE GOREMAL
    GOREMAL_EMAIL_ADDRESS/A90 = GOREMAL_EMAIL_ADDRESS;

or, it you want just a subset:

    X_EMAIL_ADDR/A30 = SUBSTR(90,GOREMAL_EMAIL_ADDRESS,1,30,30,X_EMAIL_ADDR);
END
TABLE FILE GOREMAL
SUM
  GOREMAL_EMAIL_ADDRESS
  X_EMAIL_ADDR
 BY SPRIDEN_ID
 ON TABLE HOLD AS HOLD1 FORMAT ALPHA
END

Then, re-extract HOLD1, sorting BY BURST VALUE.


Here is current Production code used in ReportCaster for Monthly Sub Ledger reports bursting/distributing on Month, Year, Manager:
-* File Sublmgrs.fex
-INCLUDE SYSDATES
-INCLUDE PERIODS
JOIN FTVFUND_FMGR_CODE_PIDM IN FTVFUND TO GOREMAL_PIDM IN GOREMAL AS J1
-RUN
DEFINE FILE FTVFUND
  XFUND/A6      = EDIT(FTVFUND_FUND_CODE,'999999');
  EFF_DATE/YYMD = HDATE(FTVFUND_NCHG_DATE, 'YYMD');
  EFF_YR/YY     = EFF_DATE;
END
TABLE FILE FTVFUND
PRINT
   GOREMAL_EMAIL_ADDRESS
   FTVFUND_NCHG_DATE
     COMPUTE XCNT/I3 = IF XFUND EQ LAST XFUND THEN XCNT + 1 ELSE 1;
  BY XFUND
  BY HIGHEST FTVFUND_EFF_DATE
WHERE EFF_YR EQ 2099;
WHERE GOREMAL_PREFERRED_IND EQ 'Y';
WHERE TOTAL XCNT EQ 1;
WHERE FTVFUND_COAS_CODE EQ 'A';
  ON TABLE HOLD AS GOT_EMAIL
END
-RUN

DEFINE FILE FUND_HIERARCHY
  XFUND/A6   = EDIT(FUND,'999999');
  FMGR_L/A25 = SUBSTR(60,FMGR_LAST_NAME, 1,25,25,FMGR_L);
  F_MGR/A42  = FMGR_L || (', ' | FMGR_FIRST_NAME);
END
TABLE FILE FUND_HIERARCHY
  BY XFUND
  BY F_MGR
WHERE F_MGR OMITS 'W:';
WHERE FUND_STATUS EQ 'A';
WHERE FMGR_LAST_NAME IS-NOT MISSING;
WHERE CHART_OF_ACCOUNTS EQ 'A';
 ON TABLE HOLD AS MGRS
END
-RUN
JOIN XFUND IN MGRS TO XFUND IN GOT_EMAIL AS J2
-RUN
SET ASNAMES = ON
DEFINE FILE MGRS
  X_EMAIL_ADDR/A30 = SUBSTR(90,GOREMAL_EMAIL_ADDRESS,1,30,30,X_EMAIL_ADDR);
END
TABLE FILE MGRS
SUM
    X_EMAIL_ADDR
  BY F_MGR
WHERE X_EMAIL_ADDR NE ' ';
  ON TABLE HOLD AS ALL_MGRS
END
-RUN
DEFINE FILE ALL_MGRS
 X_MGR/A55  = '&MO_C.EVAL' || ' ' | '&FY.EVAL' | ' - ' | F_MGR;
-* X_ADDR/A30 = 'thomas.flynn@sungardhe.com';
END
TABLE FILE ALL_MGRS
PRINT
    X_MGR        AS 'VALUE'
    X_EMAIL_ADDR AS 'DEST'
  ON TABLE PCHOLD
END
-RUN


hth


Tom Flynn
WebFOCUS 7.7.05 - PROD/QA
DB2 - AS400 - Mainframe
 
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