Procedure: How to Create an Alert Test
Alert Assist main window, right-click the Test node,
and then point to New, as shown in the following
of the following options:
WebFOCUS Test. Allows you to create a new report in a
scaled-down version of InfoAssist. Proceed to step 3.
Test for File Existence. Allows you to select an existing report.
Proceed to step 6.
Note: The scaled-down version of InfoAssist is used to create basic
TABLE requests with HOLD (not PCHOLD FORMAT) statements. It generates procedure
syntax that is written to the Alert the same way as in earlier WebFOCUS releases.
The Edit option on the ribbon allows you to open the editor and
manually enter the procedure code or edit existing procedure code.
When the test is saved from the editor, the syntax needs to be validated
as having an ON TABLE HOLD statement, a prerequisite for an Alert
select WebFOCUS Test, InfoAssist opens. Select
a Master File from the Open dialog box.
report as desired, and then save it.
to return to Alert Assist.
select Test for File Existence, type the
full path to the file accessible to the Reporting Server that you
want to check exists. Do not use a file name or folder path that
Testing a folder for existence is also
valid. Type the full path to the folder accessible to the Reporting
Server. If the file is located, the Alert is triggered (true) and the
Alert result report is run.
Click OK to
save the Alert test.