Charles Silbergleith

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The task of restoring the dataobject of a DataWindow (DW) or DataStore (DS) dynamically at runtime has been discussed many times in PBDJ. One method is to use DW syntax, but it has some limitations. It doesn't work for composite DWs or DWs with nested reports. If a DW contains DropDownDataWindows (DDDW), they're not restored automatically. An elegant way of restoring them is shown in the article "Dynamically Creating or Modifying DropDownDataWindows (DDDWs) from Syntax" at Another problem is how to build generic code to retrieve a DW with retrieval arguments. The article "Report Deployment Using Generic DataWindow Retrieval" by Sameer S. Kulkarni (PBDJ, Vol. 7, issue 4) describes a service that replaces references to retrieval arguments in DW syntax with their actual values (the service doesn't process lists of values). In th... (more)