On Windows, before you can run reports against your synonyms, you must set the UDCDIC environment variable to locate a file that stores codes which are mapped to field names. This mapping provides significant data input benefits. For information about this variable, see How to Set the UDCDIC Environment Variable on Windows.
This step is required only on the Windows platform to ensure that the server can locate the udcdic.ftm file, which stores codes that are mapped to field names. This mapping provide significant data display benefits.
You can set the UDCDIC environment variable in a Managed Reporting user profile, outside of Managed Reporting as a variable in a procedure, or as a Windows environment variable where the server is installed.
Method 1: To set the variable in a Managed Reporting user profile or a procedure, use the following syntax
Is the path to the reference directory that contains the appropriate udcdic.ftm file.
This method is more flexible than method 2 because you can quickly change the path designation to point to a different udcdic.ftm file. (For example, this technique would be useful if you need to report against multiple UDC environments).
Method 2: To set UDCDIC as a Windows environment variable, navigate to the Windows facility for defining environment variables and enter:
Variable name: UDCDIC
Variable value: the path where the udcdic.ftm file is located. For example,
The location of the reference directory can be anywhere on the drive. The UDCDIC environment variable is used to point to that location.