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[SOLVED] Concatenate, Union, Data in Cluster

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November 29, 2018, 07:55 PM
WFConsultant
[SOLVED] Concatenate, Union, Data in Cluster
I use InfoAssist and it doesn't have MORE feature to concatenate hold files. So, I am looking at putting the same in the cluster synonym. I can join tables in a cluster. But, I am looking for concatenating tables. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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WebFOCUS 8206.06
App Studio 8201
November 30, 2018, 03:24 PM
BabakNYC
I can't think of any easy way of concatenating tables using InfoAssist. Are you trying to concatenate HOLD files?

Can you write the code in the Text Editor on the browser instead of InfoAssist?


WebFOCUS 8206, Unix, Windows
December 01, 2018, 12:26 PM
WFConsultant
quote:
Originally posted by BabakNYC:
Can you write the code in the Text Editor on the browser instead of InfoAssist?


BabakNYC, the client uses InfoAssist and Data Assist. No coding.


WebFOCUS 8206.06
App Studio 8201
December 01, 2018, 03:31 PM
BabakNYC
InfoAssist isn’t a development tool and not really meant for data manipulation.


WebFOCUS 8206, Unix, Windows
December 12, 2018, 09:55 PM
WFConsultant
quote:
Originally posted by BabakNYC:
InfoAssist isn’t a development tool and not really meant for data manipulation.


Got it. InfoAssist+ is not for data manipulation. However, DataAssist is data tool though. Is there a way to do the union at the cluster using DataAssist?


WebFOCUS 8206.06
App Studio 8201
December 13, 2018, 07:57 AM
NewBee...WF8
quote:
Originally posted by WFConsultant:
quote:
Originally posted by BabakNYC:
InfoAssist isn’t a development tool and not really meant for data manipulation.


Got it. InfoAssist+ is not for data manipulation. However, DataAssist is data tool though. Is there a way to do the union at the cluster using DataAssist?


my 2 cents....use the sql query for union and pass it thru sql passthru.


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December 13, 2018, 08:45 AM
WFConsultant
quote:
Originally posted by NewBee...WF8:
my 2 cents....use the sql query for union and pass it thru sql passthru.


If it is up to me then I would develop everything (reports, forms, etc.) in code. However, these days, IBI is marketing tools like InfoAssist and DataAssists that promises no coding. Hence, the clients are adamant to use GUI.

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December 17, 2018, 10:52 AM
FP Mod Chuck
WFConsultant

As has been stated many times InfoAssist is not a developers tool but for power users to be able to generate reports. App Studio (Developers tool) allows you to create procedures using MATCH file which simulates the SQL Union. Maybe some of your more sophisticated users should be given the choice of using App Studio.


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December 21, 2018, 12:09 PM
WFConsultant
quote:
As has been stated many times InfoAssist is not a developers tool ...


Thank you for your reply. I am not sure if UNION join qualifies to be available only for sophisticated users. In my view, it is a basic join technique.

Do you know a way to perform UNION in DataAssist? I could not figure out by myself. I am assuming it is not available in DataAssist as well. If you know something that I am missing then please let me know. I will greatly appreciate.

If it is not available in both in InfoAssist+ and DataAssist then I sincerely hope that IBI add this feature in their future release.


WebFOCUS 8206.06
App Studio 8201
December 24, 2018, 10:20 AM
WF_IL
Hi

Another way:

1. create an SQL Script (in notepad) with the Union command
2. Create a master file for the SQL Script (assuming it is supported for your type of Data such as SQL Server, Oracle , DB2 etc)
3. Use IA with this master file


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Eran
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December 24, 2018, 02:20 PM
FP Mod Chuck
Good One


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Chuck Wolff - Focal Point Moderator
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December 24, 2018, 02:59 PM
Doug
How about HOLD FILES and JOINing them?
December 27, 2018, 04:14 PM
WFConsultant
quote:
Originally posted by WF_IL:
1. create an SQL Script (in notepad) with the Union command

Thank you Eran. I did that already and moved on to the next. For my report, the UNION was simple. However, it may not be the case if we have to write complex SQL just because we cannot do concentration in InfoAssist and DataAssist.


WebFOCUS 8206.06
App Studio 8201
December 27, 2018, 04:15 PM
WFConsultant
quote:
Originally posted by Doug:
How about HOLD FILES and JOINing them?

Thanks Doug for the suggestion. Joining HOLD files doesn't do union.


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