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2007 Pre-Summit Workshop & User Cooperative

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Bruce Knox University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service

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Argos Pre-Summit Tech Track

How are you supporting your users? What tools have you developed? What works for you?

Got some code to share?

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Topics and Questions?
Convert the MS Access SQL to Argos Create a CSV Import File for creating MAPS Users Help specify the selection criteria for your Argos Query Design What to do with MS Access SQL Pass-Through Queries

Help for creating Oracle Views for Banner Tables -- Current Records

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Convert the MS Access SQL to Argos

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Some code to help convert the MS Access SQL to Argos (Oracle SQL). This one is UNIX, tested on AIX. access_to_argos.shl It includes conversions for the most common MS Access Functions plus some hints on a few that need more complex code to convert. Automated Conversion includes: removes all [ removes all ] changes Double Quotes to Single Quotes Inserts the CR, Carriage Returns or Newlines. This is just to help visually format the code. It makes the code more readable, IMO. Iff insert CR in front of IIf FROM CR after FROM WHERE CR after WHERE HAVING CR after HAVING

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Some code to help convert the MS Access SQL to Argos (Oracle SQL). -2

changes: Chr( to Len( Now() Nz( UCase( LCase(

CHAR( LENGTH( SYSDATE NVL( UPPER( LOWER(

and since I use Upper Case for Oracle Keywords: Abs( to ABS( LTrim( LTRIM( RTrim( RTRIM( Trim( TRIM( Round( ROUND(

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Some code to help convert the MS Access SQL to Argos (Oracle SQL) - 3. The following are too complex for sed and tr to convert, but here are some hints on making the changes: Left(AnyString, n) SUBSTR(AnyString,1,n) Right(AnyString, n) SUBSTR(AnyString,LENGTH(AnyString)-n+1,n) IIf Can be replace with CASE or DECODE (use CASE if any IIf ... Between ... used) Warning: One must be careful that the input contains no Lower Case Selection Criteria, because the output is UPPER Case. You open the MS Access Query in Design Mode. Select View, then SQL View. Copy the code and create a text file. Then input it to the shell script.

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Some code to help convert the MS Access SQL to Argos (Oracle SQL) - 4. cat access_code_in.txt | tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]' > access_to_argos.txt sed -e "s/\[//g" -e "s/\]//g" -e "s/\"/\'/g" -e "s/IIF/\\~IIf/g" -e "s/FROM/FROM\\~/g" -e "s/WHERE/WHERE\\~/g" -e "s/HAVING/HAVING\\~/g" -e "s/LEN(/LENGTH(/g" -e "s/NOW()/SYSDATE/g" -e "s/NZ(/NVL(/g" -e "s/UCASE(/UPPER(/g" -e "s/LCASE(/LOWER(/g" -e "s/ABS(/ABS(/g" -e "s/CHR(/CHAR(/g" -e "s/LTRIM(/LTRIM(/g" -e "s/RTRIM(/RTRIM(/g" -e "s/TRIM(/TRIM(/g" -e "s/ROUND(/ROUND(/g" access_to_argos.txt > access_to_argos_temp.sql tr '~' '\n' < access_to_argos_temp.sql > access_to_argos.sql http://www.uaex.edu/bknox/access_to_argos.shl

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Create a CSV Import File for creating MAPS Users

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Create a CSV Import File for creating MAPS Users SQL*Plus script to create a CSV Import File for creating MAPS Users: maps_users.sql To use this, one must have the Users already assigned to the Argos Security Class Object. Which is a reasonable expectation, I think. Description is always Finance, that is easily changed. (Determining Department assignments can be a difficult Banner issue.) The password for the Users' first logon to MAPS will be their Banner User ID + the last four digits of their SSN Be sure to check mark the "User must password change at next login" when Importing the file so that the User can sync their Banner and MAPS password. (Relates to using "Argos and Banner Security" option.)

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Create a CSV Import File for creating MAPS Users -2 SELECT gurucls_userid Sort_Name, '"MAPS","'||LOWER(gurucls_userid)||'","'||LOWER(gurucls_userid)||SUBST R(spbpers_ssn,6,9)||'","Finance","'||TRIM(goremal_email_address)||'"' FROM goremal, gurucls, spbpers, gobeacc WHERE gurucls_class_code = 'ARGOS' -- Your Argos Security Class Object AND goremal_pidm = spbpers_pidm AND goremal_status_ind = 'A' AND goremal_preferred_ind = 'Y' AND gobeacc_pidm = goremal_pidm AND gurucls_userid = gobeacc_username ORDER BY Sort_Name; http://www.uaex.edu/bknox/maps_users.sql

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Help specify the selection criteria for your Argos Query Design

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SQL*Plus script to help convert from MS Access table_to_argos.sql creates a SQL Query that can be used in Argos

or can be used to help specify the selection criteria for your Argos Query Design.
(OK, it is a warmed over table_to_query.sql from my BannerAccess work, but this one concatenates the output and is useful for creating a single document for the most useful Tables.

http://www.uaex.edu/bknox/table_to_argos.sql

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Table Descriptions for Argos Use.txt Just a few:

-- Table or View Descriptions -- Details Below -- To add more Tables or Views run table_to_argos.sql TableNameToAdd
-- **FABBKTP** Bank Tape Table -- **FABCHKA** Batch Check/Invoice Detail Table -- **FABCHKS** Check Summary Table -- **FABINCK** Invoice/Check Table -- **FABINVH** Invoice Header Table -- **FARDIRD** Direct Deposit Table. -- **FARINTX** Invoice Tax Allocation Table -- **FARINVA** Invoice Accounting Table -- **FARINVC** Invoice Commodity Table -- **FFBADJH** Adjustment to Fixed Assets Header Table. -- **FFBMAST

http://www.uaex.edu/bknox/Table Descriptions for Argos Use.txt


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What to do with MS Access SQL Pass-Through Queries?

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What to do with MS Access SQL Pass-Through Queries? I am currently dividing our existing MS Access SQL Pass-Through Queries into groups of objects for Argos.

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What to do with MS Access SQL Pass-Through Queries?

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Our End-Users find it easier to paste together pre-defined Queries than to write their own.

Just Add the Objects, Click and Drag the Joins, Select the Columns to Display. Done!

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What to do with MS Access SQL Pass-Through Queries?

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This universally available Names Query is very helpful.

This one gets the Active Employees, drops Ms, Mrs., Mr., but leaves the Dr., grabs the Preferred Name, and presents a short version of Last Name for that frequent Last Name First Sort Order, and presents the nearly ubiquitous PIDM for Joins.

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The question becomes which to make into Oracle Views?

Surely the Names Queries.


But, others are more difficult to replace. Such as the Budgeting Queries that need a Parameter to select the Period.

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The question becomes which to make into Argos DataBlock Templates?

If it is complex and needs a Parameter to select the records, then making a DataBlock Template might be the best solution.
Since the Template would have the most complex logic, one could just copy it and add the remaining required Tables or Views.

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Help for Creating the Oracle Views for Banner Tables Current Records?

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Help for Creating the Oracle Views?

I decided that I needed a View with a name very similar to the Banner Table names.
http://www.uaex.edu/bknox/table_to_v_view.sql will give you a head-start. -- pebempl_v_create.sql Current Records VIEW from TABLE PEBEMPL CREATE OR REPLACE VIEW PEBEMPL_V ( . . . Yes, there already is a PEVEMPL. This was just an example.

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Topics and Questions?
Slide 5. Convert the MS Access SQL to Argos Slide 10. Create a CSV Import File for creating MAPS Users Slide 13. Help specify the selection criteria for your Argos Query Design Slide 16. What to do with MS Access SQL Pass-Through Queries

Slide 24. Help for creating Oracle Views for Banner Tables -- Current Records

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Bruce Knox bknox @t uaex.edu http://www.uaex.edu/bknox/BannerArgos.htm University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service
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