Improving Report Processing

The following high-performance methods optimize data retrieval and report processing:

  • Temporary rotation of network and hierarchical data sources to create an alternate view of the data.
  • Automatic alternate file views with the AUTOPATH feature.
  • Automatic indexed retrieval (AUTOINDEX).
  • Retrieval of pre-sorted data using the TABLEF command.
  • Preserving the internal matrix of a report using the SAVEMATRIX parameter.
  • Compiling expressions into machine code to provide faster processing.

Note: These techniques may not be available for all data sources. See your data adapter documentation to determine if a technique is valid for your data source.