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?This message has been edited. Last edited by: Kerry,
WebFOCUS Dev Stud 7.6.2
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.
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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 = 'email@example.com'; END TABLE FILE ALL_MGRS PRINT X_MGR AS 'VALUE' X_EMAIL_ADDR AS 'DEST' ON TABLE PCHOLD END -RUN
WebFOCUS 7.7.05 - PROD/QA
DB2 - AS400 - Mainframe
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