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You Don’t Have to Write PeopleCode to Create an XML / BI Publisher Report using PS Query!

This post will help you create your first XML Publisher report using Query as a data source. If you are a business user or a functional consultant trying to learn this reporting tool, you have come to the right place.

Getting Ready to Generate XML / BI Publisher Reports

Looking to learn XML / BI Publisher? This is the first post in the XML / BI Publisher tutorial series and will help get the ground work done before you start using this powerful reporting tool.

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Concatenating Rows in SQL Server

Have you ever felt the need to concatenate multiple rows against a particular field into a single row? We can do this sort of row concatenation right within SQL Server rather than bringing the output into Excel and then doing it. Here’s how!

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Calling UNIX scripts from SQR

It often requires us to invoke OS commands from within an SQR. Today we will see how to use the call system command from within the SQR to invoke a UNIX script.

Arrays in SQRs

Arrays in SQR

An Array, like a database record, is organized as rows and columns. But unlike a database record, Arrays exists only in memory and NOT in the disk. This post discusses the arrays in SQR in detail

Comments in SQRs

Comments in SQR

It’s always a good practice to comment your code. By doing this, your code become more understandable and thus maintainable. This holds good for all programming languages and SQR is no exception.

SQR Load-lookup

Load-Lookup in SQR

It’s common to join tables within SQRs to retrieve data from normalized tables. As SQL statements consume significant computing resources, such joins may be a hindrance to performance of the SQR. Further, as the number of tables that are used in the join increases, the performance decreases.

Multiple Reports in SQR

Multiple Reports in SQR

Generating multiple reports in SQR is common these days. Writing SQRs that produce multiple reports have many advantages over the other approach of having multiple SQRs do this job. This post discusses how to generate multiple reports in SQR.

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SQR: Function to Remove Special Characters

Last week we were discussing about a piece of code that would remove special characters from a string. This was used in an SQR that writes to a .csv file…. Read more »

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SQR: Removing Special characters from a String

This week was hectic! Though we had a very normal start, a couple of critical job failures knocked us mid week taking away all our coffee breaks! Once the jobs… Read more »