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Hello all,

I am trying to set up a scheduled data pull for a custom report I've created. However, I'm not sure if there is a way to save it on one of the drives on my computer or if I'm required to use an FTP server?

The only options I'm seeing are using a Email, FTP, Printer, or Report Library.

WebFocus version 8.2
Service Pack 0.1
I also have access to AppStudio if that helps.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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You could write it to a network drive by mapping an app directory with APP MAP, then HOLDing to that location

The network location would need to be available on the reporting server.


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Thanks Waz,

Unfortunately the network location is not on the reporting server and I don't think I will be able to get it set up.

What if I use the PCHOLD function, would the network location still need to be available on the reporting server?

Alternatively would I be able to use an Allocation to get it onto a specific network location on my PC?

Thanks.

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Fisrt of all welcome to Focal Point. It is a great forum for getting answers to your WebFOCUS development questions!

How are you planning to use the file once it is created. Will you be reporting from it with WebFOCUS as well? If that is the case then you really want it to be staged on the reporting server. Using the APP HOLD command and ON TABLE HOLD the ReportCaster job will save it to the appropriate application folder on the reportings server with a master file ready to use to continue reporting with.

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Thanks for the welcome FP Mod Chuck.

Once the file is created any further reporting will be done in excel. Any suggestions for getting the data onto our network drive?
 
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I am assuming you are very new to WebFOCUS. I think the simplest way would be to have the output of your extract be excel and use ReportCaster to email it to yourself and then save it to your network drive for others to use.


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You’re right that I am very new to WebFOCUS. While I can use the email distiribution, this is for a daily data pull which multiple people will be utilizing. As such, it would be much better if I can automatically place the file on the network drive. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

Thanks,
Argin
 
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If you can't mount the network drive to the machine where the reporting server is and use the APP MAP command to point WebFOCUS to that drive then I don't have a suggestion. What is the reason your admins can't mount this drive to the reporting server.


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One of the Customer mounted the network drive on the AIX server and created the file using RC Schedule and moved the files to the appropriate mounted folder using shell scripts.Those files were used by another application interface. But they had to remove the network mount due to some security issue.The network drive was on the windows server. So we requested the Administrators to create FTP Server and mapped the folder. In the report caster we created the FTP Distribution task and posted the file to the FTP Folder. This is one of the solution.


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Thank you for the feedback Satheesh, it seems like FTP is the way to go long term.

FP Mod Chuch, I'm not able to add the network location to the reporting server due to non-technical roadblocks within my company.

Thanks you everyone for your assistance.
 
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