In this section:
Normally, a web server returns an entire HTML report to a browser, which waits for all of the report before displaying it. On-demand paging, implemented in the WebFOCUS Viewer, returns one page of a report to a browser instead of the entire report. The web server holds the remaining pages until the user requests them. This feature shortens the time the user waits to see the first page and is especially useful for long reports. It also contains navigational features that enable you to move quickly among the pages of the report.
The WebFOCUS Viewer does not support the table of contents (BYTOC) option because the table of contents option requires all of the data to be on the same HTML page, even though it then filters and only exposes part of the page at a time. The WebFOCUS Viewer splits the output into many pages, only one of which is downloaded to the browser at a time. Accordion reports are also not supported with the WebFOCUS Viewer.
Note that you can use the HFREEZE StyleSheet option to display column titles on every page of output returned by the WebFOCUS Viewer.
The following is page 1 of a 31-page report displayed in the WebFOCUS Viewer.
Notice that the WebFOCUS Viewer is divided into two frames:
Note: You can control whether certain buttons display using SET commands. For more information, see Controlling Button Display on the WebFOCUS Viewer in the Developing Reporting Applications manual.
WebFOCUS interactive reporting features must have a connection to the WebFOCUS client in order to access the components required to operate successfully.
HTMLARCHVE can be used to create self-contained HTML pages with user-defined images when client access is not available.
To generate HTML pages containing user-defined images that can operate interactively, use one of the following commands:
SET HTMLEMBEDIMG=ON SET HTMLARCHIVE=ON
Define BASEURL to point directly to the host machine where these files can be accessed using the following syntax:
For more information on SET BASEURL, see Specifying a Base URL.
The WebFOCUS Viewer Control Panel offers several ways to view pages in your report:
You can return to viewing a single page of your report by clicking the Back button on the browser toolbar.
To limit your search by case, toggle the A=a button.
To control the direction of your search, toggle the -->/<-- button.
The Viewer Control Panel contains controls that offer several ways to search your report. Using the Viewer search controls, you can select a string of information, such as a phrase that occurs in your report or a group of numbers, and search for each occurrence of that string. You can further customize your search by matching capitalization of words exactly (a case-sensitive search) or by controlling the direction of your search (either forward or backward from your starting point in the report).
When using the Search option: