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[SOLVED] HTML Drill Down Report

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October 24, 2008, 12:58 PM
[SOLVED] HTML Drill Down Report
We have an HTML drill_down report that drills into a second report and that part works fine. We used to be able to save that file to our desktop and retain the drill-down functionality, but that no longer works. We recently upgraded to 7.6 and then 7.6.5. What would have changed?

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Webfocus 7.65
October 24, 2008, 01:09 PM
What did you upgrade from?

When you look at the links in the saved html, are they using relative addressing such that they can't find the server?


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October 24, 2008, 01:51 PM
You may have had, in a pre-upgrade version,
the specific
SET FOCEXURL = 'http: etc'
hardcoded into your edasprof.
that is one possible diagnosis that would account for the symptom that you're seeing.

you might consider [just from a security perspective] putting that specific SET in each fex that actually needs it...
eg, in a caster job, you put it in a pre-processing condition. Then your emailed output will be drillable.

In Focus since 1979///7706m/5 ;wintel 2008/64;OAM security; Oracle db, ///MRE/BID
October 24, 2008, 03:04 PM
We upgraded from 5.3 (5 point something). The stange thing is the report works fine in Managed Reporting and from the dashboard, but only looses the functionality once it is saved to an HTML file. I never would have thought that it would have ever saved that way, but the users tell me that it used to.

Webfocus 7.65
October 25, 2008, 10:47 AM
again, Dan
for the very same reasons just stated.
take a look at the html report
do a view source on it
look at the drilldowns
are they full urls? or just relative urls?
if they are relative urls, the drill works in mre or dashboard fine
if they are full urls, the drills will work in a caster'd report, or from an html file saved by the user (although why a user would save an html file, i have no idea, but that's what users are.... challenges to bulletproofing.)

In Focus since 1979///7706m/5 ;wintel 2008/64;OAM security; Oracle db, ///MRE/BID
November 11, 2008, 10:26 AM
We had an IBI consultant here last week (for other reasons) who told me that there would be no way to do this, but the day he left I was able to make it work using suggestions from many of you. In short, it was a matter of setting the FOCEXURL to the specific path, but because of the "&" in that path it needed to be divided into several chunks. Thanks for all of your help.

Webfocus 7.65