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SQR

Structured Query Reporting (SQR) supports all Databases (all SQL Statements - DML, DDL, DCL & TCL) and Operating Systems. -> Used for Reporting. -> Used for Background SQL Processing to update Database. -> Used to migrate data from legacy system to PS system. -> Used to perform File Integration. -> Used where programming logic is more. SQR Commands 1) Section Commands a) Begin-Setup b) Begin-Heading c) Begin-Footing d) Begin-Program e) Begin-Procedure 2) Paragraph Commands a) Begin-Select b) Begin-SQL c) Begin-Document 3) Other Commands like Print, Show, Let etc. SQR Execution 2-tier: Run SQRW.exe (-ZIV Command line Flag) n-tier: Run using Process Scheduler/Batch Server SQR File Types .SQR - Source Code file .LIS - List file / Output file .SPF - Portable Format file .SQC - Function Library file .INI - Initialisation file (Config file for SQR) .SQT - Runtime file .MAX - Maximisation file .ERR - Error file .LOG - Log file .HTML, .PDF & .CSV - Output file types Variables: Temporary memory location in SQR buffer to store values. Types of Variables a) Column variables b) SQR variables (Text, Numeric & Date Variables)

c) Reserved variables d) Document markers e) Substitution variables Scope Variables a) Global b) Local Types of Reports a) Tabular report b) Master Detail report c) Form report d) Mailing labels e) Letters & Documents f) Cross Tabular report g) Graphical report

Error Handling in SQRs a) Compilation stage using Begin-SQL on-error = skip/warn/stop b) Execution stage using Begin-Select/SQL on-error={Procedure Name} Performance Tuning a) Load Lookup b) Arrays c) Multiple reports d) Using SQT files e) SQL Tuning f) Bulk Operations using -Bnn g) Proper programming logic Run-time Variables: Ask & Input Testing & Debugging a) Display / Show b) #ifDef/-Debug c) Loops = nn d) -Tnn : pages Types of SQC's 1) Environment SQCs Used to make SQR OS & Database independent. Ex: setenv.sqc 2) Setup Section SQCs Consists of setup section code.

Ex: setup31.sqc, setup01.sqc - Portrait setup32.sqc, setup02.sqc - Landscape 3) Program Section SQCs Consists of program section code. This looks like xxprogxx.sqc Ex: hrprog31.sqc 4) Header SQCs Consists of Heading section coding. This looks like sxxhdgxx.sqc Ex: stdhdg31.sqc 5) Footer SQCs Consists of Footing section coding. This looks like xxxfigxx.sqc Ex: reset.sqc 6) API Aware SQCs Used to execute SQR Programs on PS Batch Server Ex: stdapi.sqc 7) Run-time SQCs Consists of Ask/Input commands 8) Run Control SQCs Consists of Run Control Parameters coding (only in n-tier) 9) Functional SQCs Used to support different formats of data. Ex: datetime.sqc to support different date formats. 10) Module Specific SQCs Consists of module specific coding. Command Line Flags -Bnn: Bulk Operation -ZIV -E -O -C -F -RS -RT -Tnn

File Handling Commands a) Open b) Close c) Read d) Write Running SQR on n-tier 1) Make SQR API Aware. a) Include stdapi.sqc and setenv.sqc b) Call stdapi-init and stdapi-term Procedures

2) Place SQR file in SQR directory. 3) Create Run Control Definitions a) Run Control Table: OPRID and RUN_CNTL_ID must be high level key fields. b) Run Control Page: PRCSRUNCNTL_SBP is inserted into the page. c) Run Control Component: PSPRCSRUNCNTL is used as Search record. 4) Create Process Definition