I've been scouring the sites/google for answers on how to dump or retrieve a report to manipulate it later on in a workflow. I've got a JOBS (Windows) job that does, say, a directory of c:\. I want to grab the content of the Report. I have to do this with an RA/FTP job too, so I can't stuff a directory listing into another file via the job.
I've tried setting an explicit file in the OUTPUT tab, no user box checked. The file never gets any data/content. I've also tried to enable "all Ext" under the Attributes tab. OUTPUT SCAN doesn't cut what I need (or so I think). I tried to mess with REGISTEROUTPUTFILE command but same thing.
The process tab just contains a DIR command and I have R/W to the working directory path, and batch rights of course.
I'm sorry if I missed a clear article or something in the help files online. Been at it and wanted to ask around.
If its just a alue or a string to grab you can use the scriptcommnd REGISTER_VARIABLE.
Further comment: its not necessary using it between register variable or anything else as stated in docu, you can use it in plain JCL if you want.
if its more then I would use PREP_PROCESS_REPORT
Thank you, I'll give this a go and let you know! I appreciate it. I was hoping it would be easy enough to specify a static output-tab/file for that report but, again, I just can't seem to make it work.
Frankly I'm trying to run a directory listing on an FTP/RA agent then parse the list to detect the files. I just need the list of files it saw.
Thank you again
Sorry for the delay - the PREP_PROCESS_REPORT worked very well, thank you. I've got some crude dos-based stuff that gets the data I need from the resultant file and that did the trick.
Ultimately it's because we can't do a filewatch via FTP agent. But otherwise this was a great workaround!