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I have created a report that brings back results in EXCEL or WORD based on a flat file which specifies such. Here is my problem. After I run the report once, I can change the flat file, but I still get the original version everytime I kick off the servlet...It is like the report is stuck either in cache or as a temporary file and keeps coming up without actually re-running the fex.

Is there any solution to this issue?
 
Posts: 90 | Registered: April 15, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Your problem could be that your browser is caching the URL. Go to Tools --> Internet options --> Settings and select "Every visit to page". If that doesn't work, try changing the EXPIRED_REPORTS setting in the WebFOCUS Client's cgivars.wfs file to 1.
 
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Depending on how you run the report, you may be able to add a variable containing a random number, which would defeat the browser cache, but leave the WebFOCUS server settings alone.

http://servername.ca/ibi_apps/WFServlet?IBIF_webapp=/ib...ANDOM=20040812101223
I usually use the date and time as the random value.

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Thanks Pietro and WFUser... I looked at both options and they both work, but I think adding the random number will avoid us having some issues with some existing applications (Don't want to have to rerun the reports against the system everytime someone backpages, etc.)

I added an amper RANDOM and made it a time stamp and everything works perfect...Thanks.

STan
 
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What would be the down side of changing the server timeout settings to 1?

Thanks. Suzy
 
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or just hitting F5 ??
 
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