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[SOLVED]Defining global variable in External file

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March 01, 2016, 01:39 AM
[SOLVED]Defining global variable in External file
I have multiple Report caster schedules (~50 )where I have to use a common disclaimer message with more than 256 characters.
I defined a Global variable (&&DISCLM) in edasprof.prf file and assign Disclaimer message to it. Further I used it in RC schedules in Distribution tab->Send all the reports as attachments.
The mails are being distributed with the Disclaimer message as expected.

What I am trying to do is to define the global variable in a external file instead of in edasprof.prf file and use it in RC schedules.
Is there any way to achieve this? Please advise.

Many Thanks.

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WF 8.1.04,Windows 7,
DataBase: Oracle 11g,Output :Excel,PDF,HTML
March 01, 2016, 04:58 AM
Martin vK
Hi Shankar,

In edasprof you can use -READ to read from an external file and to set the value for &&DISCLM.


WebFocus 8206M, iWay DataMigrator, Windows, DB2 Windows V10.5, MS SQL Server, Azure SQL, Hyperstage, ReportCaster
March 01, 2016, 08:26 AM
You can created a disclaimer.fex and -INCLUDE it in the reports or alternatively, run it as a pre-execution procedure when you schedule the job.

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March 02, 2016, 03:16 AM
Thanks Martin.

WF 8.1.04,Windows 7,
DataBase: Oracle 11g,Output :Excel,PDF,HTML