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Hello all,

We are currently running WF7.6 and are planning an upgrade to WF8.1. I am primarily concerned about any needed changes within the fexes. Should I expect any behaivioral changes from the report execution/results? All of our reports were developed on the 7.6 version.

On a side note, this forum has been extremely helpful and a great resource to this developer that is new to WF! Thanks!

steve

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WebFOCUS 7.6.x
FOCUS 7.6.x
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I don't believe WF-8 has been released yet, so you are probably not going to find any experience here on the forum.
 
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surprise is 8 already into market i think no


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Hi,

as far as I know, WF 8 is not released yet.
Further, there is currently no scenario planned for updating.

WF 8 is currently for new customers only as there are fundamental changes.

Regards,
Markus


WF 7.6.6 (MRE,BID, DevStudio, partly RC) on Windows 2003 /Apache/Tomcat
Output: HTML,Excel,PDF,PPT
Adapters: SQL Server, DB2, Oracle
 
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When I upgraded from 7.6.11 to 7.7.02 I had problems with any DECODE that was missing an ELSE. We had a few IF statements without ELSE which is unacceptable code anyway, but it seemed to work on the 7.6.11 system. TEMPDIR was known to cause problems with 7.6 but the code was ignored, in 7.7.02 it gives an error that caused the report caster job to fail. We had a BY statement that used the word LEVEL as a temporary fieldname which fails, I beleive it is now a reserved word. We had a MATCH that failed due to a missing ON TABLE HOLD OLD-OR-NEW, which is also unacceptable coding. I don't know how it was working previously. I am glad we found these issues.
 
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OK, thank you for the responses.


WebFOCUS 7.6.x
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Wow! Nice list Wbackstrom. We've faced a few situations of our own due to code tightening in WF 7.7+.

In addition to your list I can recall:

- Missing a semi-colon in the last line in a DEFINE FILE section was no biggie in previous releases but now fails.
- Having a double semi-colon at the end of a DEFINE'd variable or COMPUTE line renders an error.

LP_Steve, look out for any changes related to the iWay adapter to whatever database you have as there could be differences in how CHAR/VARCHAR fields are handled which may give you nasty surprises when creating ALPHA HOLD files.



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