At the heart of Dialogue Manager are global and local amper variables, which are central to building complex requests, such as guided ad hoc queries, drill-downs, autolinks, etc. Recently, amper variables have also shown up in the Master File, and with the advent of the MFD Profile, they now play a role almost everywhere.
This session will demonstrate and explore the use of amper variables, from the navigational Dialogue Manager to the DBA-generating possibilities of the master file profile. We will also look at the new Dialogue Manager Debugger.
Walter Blood, director of Product Management and Customer Support, is responsible for the FOCUS product on the mainframe platform and the core FOCUS engine across all Information Builders products. With more than 30 years of IT experience, he has spent his time at Information Builders working with FOCUS, EDA, and WebFOCUS on all platforms.