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[CLOSED] WFSERVLET call in PDF format

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May 25, 2010, 08:03 AM
Suji
[CLOSED] WFSERVLET call in PDF format
Hi,
When I give PCHOLD my PDF file format, it calls WFSERVLET (say http://172.25.35.181/ibi_apps/...PG_File=cutnupki.pdf
)?
How does WFServlet call occur internally and from where do we pass value for PG_File?
Can someone explain this functionality?
Will WFservlet be called for PPT format also?

Thanks,
Suji.

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May 25, 2010, 09:16 AM
GinnyJakes
Suji, are you just trying to display a previously generated and saved PDF? If yes, the URL should look something like this:
http://webserver/approot/dirname/pdffile.pdf


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May 25, 2010, 09:38 AM
Suji
Ginny,
I want to know how WFServlet works and how different reportformat files(.pdf,.ppt,.xht) are picked up by WFservlet?

Thanks,
Suji.


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May 25, 2010, 10:48 AM
dhagen
Why?


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May 25, 2010, 11:14 AM
Darin Lee
How the servlet works? You'd better be calling IBI for that piece of info. You probably need to ask a more specific question, as dhagen says, to let us know exactly what you're looking for. The URL you posted is simply the redirect for a generated PDF report. It will not cause a fex to be executed. When redirection is used (as specified in the client configuration) the file is generated and stored on the webserver and then a browser is sent to that location. You can turn redirection on or off for each specific type of output file. I believe that that default is on for all types.

If you're wanting to point to an existing saved report, follow Ginny's direction. If you're wanting to know how to form a URL to execute a fex, try creating a simple report and publish it. Then you can see the layout of the call. There are also numerous posts on the topic.


Regards,

Darin



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