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In the Webconsole, workspace configuation, general tab there is a place for a login message. However when I add that it appears to only apply to when logging into the webconsole, maybe the admin console too. What I want is a message during the BI Dashboard login, that asks if the user is running a report in production or in test and then run a fex that would set the APP PATH to point to the test application if they selected test. I do not have a sperate test server to point to.
Any ideas on how to accomplish this would be appreciated.

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We have a similar setup. Dev, and multiple testing servers.

We have a custom login page that sets a cookie with the selected path.

The cookie value can then be passed to the fex.


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Hmmm. Here is what I was hoping for:
Create a login URL to point to a different directory that would contain whatever files necessary to set the APP PATH TEST; like a different EDASPROF, but the user is none the wiser and still runs their reports 'as normal'. The only difference is that the MFDs are coming from the TEST app.


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I was hoping that this was as easy as adding a hidden input form object to a custom login page which would be passed as a Dialogue manager variable that could be detected by a fex that sets the APP PATH, but I haven't been able to make it work - the form object does not get passed with a Dashboard login. As Waz suggests, yYou could easily set a cookie with the dev/prod value and that could be passed as a variable.


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I hear you, but I'm looking at 300+ reports at least, that owuld need to have the DM code put in, at a minumum a -INCLUDE . I guess the ideal is to have a separate test instance.


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You could put the include in site.wfs or edasprof.prf, writing it in such a way that it would only affect programs run via Dashboard - default the variable to blank - if it's blank go to exit else do the APP PATH command. Adding it to site.wfs or edasprof.prf would mean no changes to the fexes.


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We have a generic fex that is run than preps the environment, it then calls the appropriate fex after setting the APP PATH, and DB connection.

A single point of change.


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Funnily enough, an EX pgm-name I put in EDASPROF.PRF just doesn't execute - I don't know what's going on Frowner


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What happens in the EDASPROF isn't what you would expect. Thing happen very early in the execution sequence. I think this was explained in the forum somewhere.


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Thanks for the responses. My problem is I have been given the admin responsibilty but don't know my way around very much. Could I impose on you to give me a little more direction. When I login into MRE the URL is //.../bid-login?
I am assuming that is the login page I need to add a radio button/check box/drop down list to indicate whether this is a test or prod run. Then I would pass that data in a variable to a fex that would run in site.wfs to set the APP PATH. If you could help fill in the blanks; i.e. code, I need to accomplish I would appreciate it.
I'll even read documentation if it is specific enough. I've looked at the MRE Admin and Security admin manuals but it is not clicking. Thanks


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Rick Man,
I think they're talking about doing the following:

1) Modifying the login page for Dashboard to pass another variable (E.G. ENV=PROD or ENV=DEV)
\ibi\WebFOCUS76\webapps\webfocus76\worp\jsp\WORP_Login.jsp

2) Add something like the following under:
WF Admin Console -> Configuration -> Custom Settings

<IF> ENV.upper EQ "PROD"
_site_profile=&_site_profile\n-INCLUDE PRODFEXNAME
<ELSE>
_site_profile=&_site_profile\n-INCLUDE DEVFEXNAME
<ENDIF>


Alternately, you could do an IF statement for each environment if you wish.

Since the ENV variable is going to be set on logon, it should be stored in WF_USER and therefore be available for all requests. However, if you wanted to be extra sure the value stuck around, you could put something like this in there as well:

<IFDEF> ENV
httpsession=_ENV
<call> CopyWFVarToSessionVar(ENV,httpsession)
<ELSE>
wfvar=ENV
httpsession=_ENV
<call> CopySessionVarToWFVar(httpsession,wfvar)
<endif>


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Thanks. I'll look into it.


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I have to say that, even though stuff like CopyWFVarToSessionVar is documented, the documentation does not describe any practical uses for it - we need an Information Builders Security expert to let us in on the secrets...


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You are correct, Francis. A practical example: We use it in a special client profile to save and restore credential variables so that drill downs work for our special security scheme. This was set up by IBI Consulting.


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Francis,
I ran a lab at Summit on WFServlet Scripting where I used quite a few examples on how to use this stuff. All the examples in the labs were based on real implementations that I helped customers with in different cases when they called Techsupport.
I believe the labs are out there somewhere, I'll see if I can track down where they ended up. If not, I could always e-mail you a copy if you wanted.
There is a lot of cool stuff you can do with WFServlet scripting with a little bit of imagination. Since all of the WFS scripting commands are now documented in the Security and Administration manual, its pretty powerful (Prior to Summit, the Copy***** routines were documented, but a lot of the other commands were not).

Thanks,
Doug Logan


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I love documentation and would appreciate receiving a copy of the labs if you can track them down.

Thank you,


Francis


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Ok, here are the 2009 labs

The lab I put together is:
"WebFOCUS Core From the Inside Out: Use Scripting to Customize Your Environment"

And the presentation is here .

Thanks,
Doug Logan


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Doug,

Looks like its redirecting to the summit default page. Do you by chance have it stored else where?

We are trying to find a way to put a custom header on the WORP_Login.jsp page. I am able to put some static html txt but, would like to put a dynamic variable pulled from a table. Its more like "Message of the day" after you login but only dynamic and before login.

Gurus, Please help!!


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Here's a good question for Kerry - how does one get access to presentations from prior summits?

Also, because I "not currently registered for any events" in the 2012 summit, I cannot see any presentations.

When the presentation itself has information that is not available in the documentation, in my opinion it ought to be made public.

Thanks,


Francis


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I'll second Francis' statement regarding access to former presentations, etc.


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