Developing Reporting Applications


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This content describes how to use WebFOCUS to create and deploy self-service report applications on the Internet or corporate intranets. It is intended for application developers. This documentation is part of the WebFOCUS documentation set.

How This Manual Is Organized

This manual includes the following chapters:

Chapter/Appendix Contents


WebFOCUS Application Logic

Describes the underlying logic of WebFOCUS that exists from the process of developing your application to the time a user launches a report request in a web browser and sees the results return to the browser.


Managing Applications

Describes how to work with Application Files, how to control the APP environment, and how to use APP methods to simplify the process of moving a user application from one platform to another.


Coding a User Interface

Describes how to code a user interface with HTML and JavaScript.


Enhancing a User Interface

Describes coding capabilities that extend the functionality and usability of an interface, including the display of reports in popular formats and the display of multiple reports on a single launch page.


Managing Flow of Control in an Application

Describes how to control the processing of a procedure with Dialogue Manager.


Testing and Debugging a Procedure

Describes how to diagnose problems encountered when running a procedure.


Managing the WebFOCUS Environment

Describes how to manage your WebFOCUS Reporting Server environment in Developer Studio.


Accessing a FOCUS Data Source

Describes how to assign a logical name to a FOCUS data source.


Customizing Your Environment

Describes how to control your WebFOCUS Environment with the SET command.


Defining and Allocating WebFOCUS Files

Provides file allocation requirements for WebFOCUS operating systems, and describes how to assign a logical name to a file or device.


Using the Command Console

Explains how to use the Command Console to send commands directly to a server from Developer Studio.


Euro Currency Support

Describes how to create and use a currency data source to convert to and from the new euro currency.


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