An AFP Report is Unable to be Written to a Dataset

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Article ID: 126435

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Products

CA Deliver CA View

Issue/Introduction

The client wants to be able to print an AFP report, stored in a View database, to a dataset, to look like a regular report.

The only means to extract from a View database is by using SARBCH.
The results using SARBCH is that the output contains AFP Pagedefs, Formdefs, etc., in addition to the text. 
 

Environment

CA View - All Releases

Resolution

If the eventual output is to contain mostly text, SARBCH cannot be used.
For an AFP report, SARBCH /PRINT or LOAD will show resources in addition to the text.

In CA OM Web Viewer, there is an AFP-to-PDF transform that can take place, for display purposes.
When presented the PDF, it can be saved as a PDF, or as a .txt file.