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How to save report template to Interbase

edited September 2002 in End User
How do you save it? What component do you use for it? Coz I tried TIBQuery
but it's a read-only component. If I use TIBDataset, I don't know how to set
the parameters.

TIA

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  • edited September 2002

    Check out RBuilder\Demos\EndUser Databases\Interbase for examples that
    use Interbase. Each example contains a ReadMe.doc with detailed
    information.



    Best regards,

    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors
    www.digital-metaphors.com
  • edited September 2002
    I also have some problems with IBExpress demo, The "Invalid Variant type
    conversation" error occurs while "new folder" or "new report" menu's are
    selected.

    I think the problem occurs for, autofilled fields via generators/triggers.
    Are there any solution for this.?

  • edited September 2002

    1. Use the included CreateEndUserTable.sql to create the supporting
    tables. I have included a copy of this below.

    2. Use the configuration described in the ReadMe.doc.

    3. If you prefer to use IBDataSet try download the following example:

    http://www.digital-metaphors.com/tips/rbEndUser_IBDataSet.zip




    /*******************************************************************************}
    {
    }
    { ReportBuilder Pro End-User
    Reporting }
    {
    }
    { Copyright (c) 1996-1999 Digital Metaphors
    Corporation }
    {
    }
    {*******************************************************************************/

    /*

    INTERBASE - tables for ReportBuilder Pro End-User Reporting

    This script defines the following tables

    rb_folder - used by the ReportExplorer
    rb_item - used by the ReportExplorer
    rb_table - used by the DataDictionary
    rb_field - used by the DataDictionary
    rb_join - used by the DataDictionary


    The Report Explorer is designed to support desktop and
    client/server databases. This requirement limits the flexibility of
    the
    table definitions.

    Objects Notes
    ------------- ------------------------------------------------
    1. tables Do NOT modify the table definitions.
    2. indexes Do NOT modify the index definitions.
    3. generators Used to generate unique folder_id and item_id
    values
    4. triggers Used to assign the folder_id and item_id values
    upon an insert


    */


    /* connect to the database

    note: you should modify the connection parameters to connect to the
    desired server.
    The parameters below use the employee database that InterBase
    installs
    as its demo database.

    */


    CONNECT "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Borland Shared\Data\employee.gdb"
    USER "SYSDBA" PASSWORD "masterkey";

    /*DROP TRIGGER set_folder_id;
    DROP TRIGGER set_item_id;
    DROP TABLE rb_folder;
    DROP TABLE rb_item;
    DROP TABLE rb_table;
    DROP TABLE rb_field;
    DROP TABLE rb_join;

    COMMIT;*/





    /* create Folder table */

    CREATE TABLE rb_folder
    (folder_id INTEGER,
    name VARCHAR(60) NOT NULL,
    parent_id INTEGER NOT NULL,
    PRIMARY KEY (name, parent_id));

    CREATE INDEX folder_id_idx ON rb_folder (folder_id);

    CREATE INDEX folder_parent_idx ON rb_folder (parent_id);

    COMMIT;

    /* create generator for folder id */

    CREATE GENERATOR folder_id_gen;
    SET GENERATOR folder_id_gen to 1;

    /* create trigger to add unique folder id */

    SET TERM !! ;
    CREATE TRIGGER set_folder_id FOR rb_folder
    BEFORE INSERT
    AS
    BEGIN
    new.folder_id = gen_id(folder_id_gen, 1);
    END !!
    SET TERM ; !!
    COMMIT;

    /* create Item table */

    CREATE TABLE rb_item
    (item_id INTEGER,
    folder_id INTEGER NOT NULL,
    name VARCHAR(60) NOT NULL,
    item_size INTEGER,
    item_type INTEGER NOT NULL,
    modified DOUBLE PRECISION NOT NULL,
    deleted DOUBLE PRECISION,
    template BLOB SUB_TYPE 0 SEGMENT SIZE 400,
    PRIMARY KEY (folder_id, item_type, name, modified));

    CREATE INDEX item_id_idx ON rb_item (item_id);

    CREATE INDEX item_folder_type_name_idx ON rb_item (folder_id, item_type,
    name);


    COMMIT;

    /* create generator for item id */

    CREATE GENERATOR item_id_gen;
    SET GENERATOR item_id_gen to 1;

    /* create trigger to add unique item id */

    SET TERM !! ;
    CREATE TRIGGER set_item_id FOR rb_item
    BEFORE INSERT
    AS
    BEGIN
    new.item_id = gen_id(item_id_gen, 1);
    END !!
    SET TERM ; !!
    COMMIT;

    /* create Table table */

    CREATE TABLE rb_table
    (table_name VARCHAR(60),
    table_alias VARCHAR(60));

    CREATE INDEX rb_table_name_idx ON rb_table (table_name);

    COMMIT;


    /* create Field table */

    CREATE TABLE rb_field
    (table_name VARCHAR(60) NOT NULL,
    field_name VARCHAR(60) NOT NULL,
    field_alias VARCHAR(60),
    datatype VARCHAR(60),
    selectable CHAR(1),
    searchable CHAR(1),
    sortable CHAR(1),
    autosearch CHAR(1),
    mandatory CHAR(1),
    PRIMARY KEY (table_name, field_name));

    CREATE INDEX rb_table_field_name_idx ON rb_field (table_name,
    field_name);
    CREATE INDEX rb_table_field_alias_idx ON rb_field (table_name,
    field_alias);

    COMMIT;


    /* create Join table */


    CREATE TABLE rb_join
    (table_name1 VARCHAR(60) NOT NULL,
    table_name2 VARCHAR(60) NOT NULL,
    join_type VARCHAR(60),
    field_names1 VARCHAR(255),
    operators VARCHAR(60),
    field_names2 VARCHAR(255),
    PRIMARY KEY (table_name1, table_name2));

    CREATE INDEX rb_table1_table2_idx ON rb_join (table_name1, table_name2);


    COMMIT;

    EXIT;




    Best regards,

    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors
    www.digital-metaphors.com
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