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[CLOSED] Compound Reports in Report Caster

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May 08, 2018, 12:40 PM
Jveselka
[CLOSED] Compound Reports in Report Caster
Why do I have to check the "Override the Format Specified in the Procedure" box when running a compound EXL07 report thru Report Caster? I have "ON TABLE PCHOLD FORMAT EXL07 OPEN/CLOSE" specified in the .fex.

WF 8105m Gen 172

Thanks
JV

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WebFOCUS 8105m
Windows, All Outputs
May 09, 2018, 12:43 PM
FP Mod Chuck
Jveselka

WebFOCUS 8.2.02 corrected issues with compound reports with Excel. It now even allows you to burst them.


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Chuck Wolff - Focal Point Moderator
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May 14, 2018, 11:48 AM
Jveselka
Thanks Chuck, one more reason to upgrade.


WebFOCUS 8105m
Windows, All Outputs
May 14, 2018, 11:49 AM
Jveselka
test


WebFOCUS 8105m
Windows, All Outputs
May 14, 2018, 12:24 PM
FP Mod Chuck
Jveselka

The ReportCaster product manager just let me know I am wrong. This is not fixed in 8202. This has to do with the 'old' compound report syntax requiring that a user specify the format in the scheduling tool. It is still required as a workaround. You can't schedule such a report without specifying excel or pdf. Sorry for the fake news.


Thank you for using Focal Point!

Chuck Wolff - Focal Point Moderator
WebFOCUS 7x and 8x, Windows, Linux All output Formats
May 15, 2018, 09:27 AM
Francis Mariani
This bug has been around since at least v8.0.08. In a reply for this thread, [BUG] WF 8.0.08 Report Caster and Compound Excel Report - NO GO?, someone suggested they recall it occurring in v7.6.1. There's a case open. Is this an example of "share this with all the product people from IB" not working?


Francis


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February 03, 2020, 09:17 AM
John_Edwards
This bug is still in 8.2.04. Recommend all compound reports be sent via override-the-format option in ReportCaster, even if there is no need to override the format.