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Introduction to ODBC for Business Rules.  What is ODBC?  ODBC – Installing the Drivers  ODBC – Data Sources(BR.INI)  BR Sample Application  BR Context.

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1 Introduction to ODBC for Business Rules

2  What is ODBC?  ODBC – Installing the Drivers  ODBC – Data Sources(BR.INI)  BR Sample Application  BR Context Manager ◦ BR Sample – Common ◦ BR Sample – Employee ◦ BR Sample – File Record Selection ◦ BR Sample – Field Definition ◦ BR Sample – Dates  Creating Your Own APP

3  ODBC ◦ (O)pen (D)ata(B)ase (C)onnectivity ◦ Simply put, your data available in Windows Apps ◦ Drivers – provided by ADS & Microsoft ◦ Context Manager – provided by ADS Applications use ODBC to present DATA ◦ MS-Access ◦ MS-Excel ◦ Crystal Report ◦ ** Many more!!

4   ADS Drivers easily available on the web. ◦ Download Drivers ◦ Extract to an Install Directory. ◦ Copy BRSERIAL.DAT to disk1(Each user needs to do this!) ◦ EDIT BR.INIT (If desired) ◦ EDIT WBCONFIG>SYS (If desired)  Installing ODBC ◦ Copy the “DISK1” and “Cabs” to install Folder ◦ Run SETUP.EXE from the new “Install” Folder ◦ Select Driver & Sample (Or Just Driver for End Users)

5  Configuration File ◦ C:\WINDOWS\BR.INI  [BR] – Points to BRSERIAL.DAT folder  [ODBC]  DRIVE – Defines the “Drive Statement”  Dictionary Path - Location of Context  Database- Base Dir for Data  BR.INI is used to define ODBC settings

6  Control Panel – Administrative Tools ◦ Data Sources (ODBC) ◦ System DSN  Common Data Area- BR Sample Data Application  Payroll- BR Sample Data Application

7  C:\Program Files\ADS\Business Rules!  BRSERIAL.DAT ◦ (If you forgot to change the install folder)  BRNATIVE417K.EXE ◦ ODBC does not come or need BR  MENU.WBO ◦ Menu to run Sample Application.  For our purposes, the sample data is all we care about.

8  RUN CONTEXT/TOOLS  Application Section. ◦ Defines BR Applications ◦ Multiple Applications may be Defined ◦ Each application may have many tables ◦ F1 – Add/Create ◦ F3 – Change Existing ◦ F4 – Delete ◦ F5 – Inquire/Details about ◦ F6 – List ◦ F10 - Execute

9  From Context Manager ◦ Select Payroll  F5- Shows Program & Data Details  PRD- Data Folder  C:\Program Files\ADS\BR ODBC Driver\PRD ◦ Remember BR.INI  DataPath= C:\Program Files\ADS\BR ODBC Driver ◦ Enter (Or F10) on Common  DEDUCT- Sample table, lists various deductions  EMPLOYEE- Sample table, lists employees

10  Employee ◦ Application File Code ◦ Contains Details  Name- Employee Master File  Path- PRD  MASTER- EMPLOYEE  Key1- EMPLOYEE.KEY  Up to 10 index files may be listed  Select indexes based on “Most Common Searches” ◦ Press “F10” or Enter to select

11  Once you select Employee ◦ A list of record types appear  Only 1 Record Type required.  Many record types may be defined. ◦ F5 – Inquire  Application Name- Payroll  File Name- Employee  Record Name- Employee  Description- Employee Record  Field Name Prefix- For BR Use Only  Field Name Suffix- For BR Use Only (Required)

12  Once you have selected the Employee Record ◦ A List of Fields appear. ◦ List the fields you wish to make available.  Required Fields ◦ FIELD NAME- Field Name for Windows ◦ DESCRIPTION - Description (Not Visible) ◦ FORM- C, PD, BH (Any Valid BR Type) ◦ LENGTH- Length of Field (In File) ◦ DEC- # of Decimal Digits. ◦ START- Starting Position ◦ STOP- Ending Position ◦ DATE FORMAT- Defines Dates

13  When Naming Date Fields: ◦ Include the Word “DATE” in the Name  BIRTH_DATE  DATE_HIRED  DATE FORMAT ◦ DAYS- Use the Days Format (Default) ◦ NODATE- Not a date (But name has date) ◦ CCYYMMDD - Use In any order to define dates

14  Using Context Manager ◦ Define an Application  Create Tables  Create Records  Define Fields  Import your own field layouts to Context ◦ NAME=CONTEXT/TOOLD,KFNAME=CONTEXT.KEY/TOOLD ◦ NAME=CONTEXT/TOOLD,KFNAME=CONTEXT.KY2/TOOLD


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