Jul 22, 2008

How to Develope Report with out Parameters?

Developing Report with out Parameters:
To develop any report in Report-6i tool, select “Build a new Report Manually” option.

Select SQL query object and write the Select Statement.

It will ask the Database connection. Provide User id, Password and Connection string (DB host) – APPS/APPS@ORCL.

Create Layout manually according to the given query.
Compile the report with out errors.
Save the report in Local Machine.

Copy the Report and paste it in respective path (Respective TOP).
Path - APPS/ D / Oracle / PROD_APPL / PO / 11.5.0 / Reports / US / .rdf
Implementing Report in Oracle Applications:
Connect to APPS Server.
Create Executable for created report.
Navigation: System Administrator
-> Concurrent Program
Mandatory Fields in this window are: Executable, Short Name, Application, Execution File Name
Note: From here we can refer the Report (Executable) with Short Name;

Create the Concurrent Program for this Executable.
Navigation: System Administrator
-> Program
-> Define
Give the required information like Program, Short Name, Application, Executable (Name, Method), Output (Format…) etc.

Create Request Group.
Navigation: Security
-> Responsibility
-> Request
Here we have to give information like Group (RG Name), Application (E.g. Oracle Purchasing)
Add the Concurrent Program as Request to Request Group which is created.

Create Responsibility.
Navigation: Security
-> Responsibility
While creating Responsibility we need to mention three things.
· Data Group – Required. It is nothing but Oracle User ID
· Menu – Required. Collection of Forms, which are related to specific business
· Request Group – Optional. Collection of Concurrent Programs and Reports which are related to specific business
Note: If we create Responsibility with Request Group, no need to add RG again to Responsibility.

Create User.
Navigation: Security
-> User
-> Define
Attach the Responsibility to User.
Run the Concurrent Program from SRS window.
Note: All the Concurrent Programs should run from SRS (Standard Request Submission) window.

How to go to SRS window:
Select relative Responsibility (FILE à Switch Responsibility)
Go to View à Requests à Submit New Request à Select the Report à Click Submit
After Submission it will give Request ID. Here 2 fields View Report, View LOG File will give information of the Resultant file created by Concurrent Program.
· We can find all O/P and LOG files by the following query from the Database.
· We can’t delete Concurrent Program but we can disable it.
· Columns and Rows fields will be used to mention the O/P file Columns and Rows.
· Save, This Check Box can use to save the O/P file in the server.
· Use in SRS, if we uncheck this Check Box, then this we can’t run this program from SRS window.
· Copy To, We can create new for the existing Report.
Scheduling the Concurrent Program:
We can schedule the Concurrent Program in 4 ways.
· As Soon As Possible (Default)
· Once
· Periodically
· On Specific Days
We can save the Schedule and can apply this Schedule to any other Concurrent Program.
We can run with a message in the LOG File by using SRW.MESSAGE() function.
Develop Report with Parameters:
There are 2 types of Parameters.
1. Bind parameters
2. Lexical Parameters
Bind Parameter: Bind parameter is a variable which we will use to pass the value. We should use ‘:’ before any variable in a query.
Lexical parameter: Lexical parameter is a parameter which we will use inside of a query. By using this parameter we can replace any clause or any where inside of the statement like Select, From, Where, Order By clauses.
If our report has parameters then we should define parameters from the report while creating Concurrent Program. While defining the parameters we should mention following fields.
It is a list of values with validations. We have to use value set for a parameter. By using this we can restrict the invalid entries by the end-user.

Prompt: This field will use to display the string while submitting the Concurrent Program in the Parameter Form.

Token: It is a field which is use to give the link between Concurrent Program Parameter and report Bind Variable. When we create Bind Variables in report those may or may not be in the same sequence. So we can map these bind Variable with the Token fields.
Required Check Box: If we uncheck this, the parameter is optional, otherwise it is mandatory.
Default Types: There are 4 default types.
· Constant
· Profile
· SQL Statement
· Segment
Constant: We can select this default type if we have to pass the constant value to parameter of the Concurrent Program. We can mention the value in the “Default Value Field” at right side.
SQL Statement: If we have to set the default value as SQL Query result set then we should select default value type is SQL Statement and we have to enter the SQL Query in the ”Default Value field”.
Segment: If we want to get previous parameter value as default to the next parameter, we have to select the default type as Segment and we have to give the previous parameter name in “Default Value Field”.
Note: The query which we have to enter in default value field should give only one value
Using the format trigger we can hide or display the “Layout Object”. This layout object can be a Field or Text.
We can display input parameter values in the first page (or any other pages) by using Bind Variables.

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