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DDP021

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Downloading many versions at one time
« on: June 16, 2015, 04:33:20 AM »
Hello, we are running Webi 1.0.4.500...In the past week we've had inquiries from users to be able to download information loaded into CMOD across a years worth of data.  As an example, they want to do a search on a particular account number for the 2014 year. Once the accounts are pulled up, they want to be able to download the data pages themselves for the account the search was performed into an excel spreadsheet..We are not aware of any way to accomplish this via Webi....We  believe it can be done via the thick client but no users have that installed..All are using webi..There is a download option but it does not download the data pages, just the indexes.  you can do a "copy to file" once you are the data, which is fine if you doing only a few, but when you want to do MANY (100's) its not feasible to go into each index and do the "copy to file"...Just curious of anyone knows a way to accomplish what the users are looking for. Appreciate any help...

Alessandro Perucchi

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Re: Downloading many versions at one time
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015, 01:17:18 AM »
From WEBi only?
Is this a recurrent job, or something exceptional?

If it is exception, then a CMOD admin could do it with some "arsdoc get" command, merge the result and give it to the user.

If this is something "normal", then I know something like that could be done with the successor of WEBi, which is ICN, because you can write a Plugin for it, and do whatever you want, if you know how to code in Javascript/Java/HTML/CSS.

Now with WEBi, I know there are some Javascript APIs... but I have no idea how to do what you describe, and if it is possible to add this functionality. Probably yes, but I have no idea how...

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Re: Downloading many versions at one time
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 04:35:07 AM »
Thanks Alessandro...Yes, this is just for webi...Up until this point, we've not had this type of request before..But within the last 2 weeks, two different users have ask...We know the one requestor had MANY different accounts they needed a years worth of data merged into on spreadsheet..If it was just one or two, then we could use the thick client we have installed to retrieve the data and provide it to them..But with so many different accounts, not feasible...How webi is confusing is the users so their searches on the criteria that are looking for, and then set see the download option and naturally think they can download the data contained in each of the versions only to realize it just provides the indexing information..We just thought we'd post something to see if anyone knew of a way to get what the users need..thanks for the response!!