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  • Import Reports From another Project

    Hi everybody,

    Im working with alpha five for past 6 months,here is my first posting.
    Im developing web application using platinum edition.we are team of the project is almost complete and on implementation stage.i imported web components and .a5w pages successfully and can publish as facing problem when i need to import reports from my team members project and compile together.
    What i have done so far is in file menu, database properties i added the alb file of my team members.
    Is that right way ?or did i need to follow any other steps as well? and since i imported alb file from my team members pc on network, my reports path is still showin network path.
    It is impossible for me to go n change the path on each report to my local Pc .alb path.
    Is there any simple way to do it?
    Last edited by DOntquIT; 06-26-2008, 10:35 PM. Reason: duplication of message
    Thanks & Regards,

    Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge

  • #2
    Re: Import Reports From another Project

    Originally posted by DOntquIT View Post
    Hi everybody,

    What i have done so far is in file menu, database properties i added the alb file of my team members.
    Is that right way ?or did i need to follow any other steps as well? and since i imported alb file from my team members pc on network, my reports path is still showin network path.
    When you select File, Database Properties, Libraries and you select a .alb file, you are attaching that library. You are not importing it.

    The reports that are in the external .alb file are still in the external .alb file.
    And the .alb file is still in its original location on the network.

    When you say 'my reports path is still showing network path' what do you mean? Do you mean that the fully qualified report name shows the path to the external .alb file?


    [email protected]\\machine2\projects\project.alb

    Even though the reports have not been imported into the current database, they should still work.

    For example, if your current database is called 'ProjectA', then the library for this database is 'ProjectA.alb'. This is where all of the SQL reports that YOU developed are stored.

    All of the reports developed by your co-worker are in '\\machine2\projects\project.alb'

    However, as long as the connection strings used in your co-worker's machine are defined in your database, all of the reports will work.

    There is no easy way through the user interfact to actually 'import' the reports from 'project.alb' into 'projectA.alb' but even if there was, it is unnecessary. (It can be done using Xbasic if you really want to).

    My suggestion is that you copy the .alb (and the associated .alm and .alx file) from your co-workers machine and unzip these library files into the same folder as your database. The go to File, Database Properties and attach the library.

    I hope I haven't confused you and that this has been helpful.


    • #3
      Re: Import Reports From another Project

      Good morning Selwyn,

      I want to copy one Report from database 1 into database 2, nothing else. Is there a quick and easy way to open database 1, click on reports, select the report and copy it to memory, then close database 1, open database 2, click on reports and paste it into the 2nd database?

      If not, would you consider it for a future release?



      • #4
        Re: Import Reports From another Project

        Originally posted by Rudy16 View Post
        Is there a quick and easy way to open database 1, click on reports, select the report
        At that point, right click and choose Copy To...

        You must copy to another table or set, not a database, since reports are based on same. In some instances it is expedient to add the table upon which the report is based to the second database, copy to, then drop the table from the second database.

        This is hidden in the webhelp under the index entry

        Copy to another database
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: Import Reports From another Project

          Hi Stan

          I already copied the Table files to my 2nd application directory. I then added the table to my app with no problem, created an administration form and now I want to add the report that uses the copied table.

          I'm confused on how to copy the report over. I realize it's associated to the initial database table howevr, I still do not understand on how to copy it in?

          I'll go to your provided link to Copy to another Database.



          • #6
            Re: Import Reports From another Project

            Got it Stan. Thanks a lot.



            • #7
              Re: Import Reports From another Project

              Thanks for all the response
              Thanks & Regards,

              Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge