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[CLOSED] Alert Assist test for existence returns "file doesn't exist'

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August 29, 2019, 11:31 AM
ModGuy31
[CLOSED] Alert Assist test for existence returns "file doesn't exist'
I'm attempting to create an alert for a previously created report. However, running the test results in no output and a "file doesn't exist' message. I've included the full path address; IBFS:/WFC/Repository/NorthAmerica/InventoryTest.fex. The result tab is able to find the report, but not the test tab. What am I missing here? Thanks

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August 29, 2019, 11:48 AM
FP Mod Chuck
Hi ModGuy31

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

What version of WebFOCUS are you using? Is your test for the existence of a file or did you create a WebFOCUS test report? I am assuming the result is to run the InventroryTest.fex.


Thank you for using Focal Point!

Chuck Wolff - Focal Point Moderator
WebFOCUS 7x and 8x, Windows, Linux All output Formats
August 29, 2019, 12:19 PM
ModGuy31
Hi Chuck

I'm using version 8.2.02. This is for testing the existence of a file.
August 29, 2019, 12:26 PM
FP Mod Chuck
ModGuy31

The fully qualified path and filename is not for the fex but for a file like a .txt or some independent file to be placed in that file system directory to trigger the alert. You are referencing a file in the WebFOCUS repository which is not on the file system.


Thank you for using Focal Point!

Chuck Wolff - Focal Point Moderator
WebFOCUS 7x and 8x, Windows, Linux All output Formats
August 29, 2019, 12:48 PM
ModGuy31
Chuck

In that case, is there any way for me to set an alert for a report I've created? I'm confused about how I need to go about this as it's my first time working with an alert. Under the Result tab, I've included the Existing report. It looks like I need to include a file under the Test tab as well since I can't save the alert until I do. I'm just not sure what to put in there since the report I'm wanting to set an alert for is in the repository.
August 29, 2019, 01:03 PM
FP Mod Chuck
ModGuy31

Most of the alerts I have done is to create a WebFOCUS Test which is an independent fex that has WHERE conditions against the data to determine if the alert should be sent instead of the existence of a file in the file system. The result is to run the fex you want to report the data people need to be alerted to.


Thank you for using Focal Point!

Chuck Wolff - Focal Point Moderator
WebFOCUS 7x and 8x, Windows, Linux All output Formats