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OpenEdge Reporting: Query/Results for UNIX
Data Export Module : Data Export module main menu
Data Export module main menu
Horizontal menu options appear at the top of each screen in the Data Export module, as shown in Figure 7–1.
Figure 7–1: Export module main menu
In some cases you see a subset of these options. For example, you only see the options that are available when you do not have any files defined in the Data Export Info window.
The following list provides brief descriptions of all the horizontal menu options and submenu options available in the Data Export module. The Get, Put, Run, Where, and Clear options work the same way as they do in the Labels and Reports modules. For complete descriptions of all options, see Appendix B, “Option Descriptions.” If you do not have all of the options listed here, see your database administrator.
Retrieves an existing data export definition into the Data Export window. You can get a data export definition you have saved, or if you have permission, you can get a copy of a definition from someone else’s directory.
Saves the Data Export definition. You save your definition using a description (up to 48 characters long) rather than an actual operating system filename. Thus, you can give meaning to the file description and the definition is automatically saved with an appropriate name for your operating system.
Exports the selected fields using the chosen format on the layout screen. You can preview the export data on the screen, print them to a file, or route them directly to a printing device.
Defines the files and fields included in the report.
This option has most of the same suboptions as in the Reports module.
Determines the export format. When you select this option, you see a list of the following possible export formats:
*Generic ASCII format.
*ASCII with field‑name header.
*Fixed‑width ASCII (SDF).
*Comma‑separated value (CSV).
*Microsoft Word.
*Microsoft Word for Windows.
*User-Sample Export.
Note: The User-Sample Export option appears by default when you start Results with a copy of the sports database. If you start with another type of database, you only see this option if your database administrator enabled it for you.
Builds a WHERE clause that selects a subset of records. (For example, you can select records where the sales region equals East.)
Orders the data export information for up to five fields. For example, you can define the records to print in order by sales region and by customer number within each sales region.
Resets the settings to their default values. Or, if there are no files or fields defined on the screen, the screen displays a list of defined data export formats; you can delete as many as you want.
Displays more information about the active definition, such as the names of the active files, how they are related, and any WHERE and order criteria defined. It can also display the name of the definition (if it has been saved) and how long it took to run the last time (if it has been run).
Switches to a different module without going back to the main menu. You can also transport file, field, order, and WHERE clause criteria information to other modules.
Enables you to transfer to a customized option. This option is hidden by default. You see this option only if a Progress developer has enabled it to perform an action. If so, see the documentation provided by the application developer that supports this function.
Exits from the Data Export module to the Results main menu.