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When a report is delivered to a user via email is there any way to put a column(s) total on the subject line.

WebFOCUS 7.7.1
Windows 2000
Output: Excel and PDF
Posts: 82 | Registered: October 04, 2007Report This Post
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variable subject lines has been NFR'd for a while. I, too, am curious where IBI stands on this issue....

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test: WF 7.6.10 on the same platform and databases,IE7

Posts: 2387 | Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands | Registered: December 03, 2006Report This Post
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Since the schjedule (including the Subject line if distribution is via email) has to be complete prior to running the Fex, there is no way to put a column totall in the subject line. That said, here is a possible workaround that we use. Schedule and run the fex with FTP as the distribution mechanism. Grab the column total value. Now use SMTP to email the user with a URL to the FTP'd file, and put the column total value in the email subject.


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