SQR in PeopleSoft and Other Applications fills a big gap in the enterprise computing marketplace. For starters, this book explains (beginning from near zero) how to program with Structured Query Report Writer (SQR). It discusses the peculiarities of writing SQR software to interact with PeopleSoft databases. Readers are shown how to integrate SQR programs with the Process Scheduler and how to take advantage of the PeopleSoft API. There's coverage of SQC files and the mechanics of calling SQR code from PeopleSoft online panels, plus appendices that document command-line flags and built-in functions.
The authors' approach to the topic reflects their considerable experience as SQR and PeopleSoft consultants. SQR in PeopleSoft--particularly its more advanced sections--contains lots of code that feels like it came only slightly modified from a consulting job. One particularly neat element is an SQR program that uses a flat file to provide an interface between PeopleSoft and IBM/Lotus cc:Mail. Though there's no companion CD-ROM, you can download all the code from the publisher's Web site. The code is well organized and serves as a fine base for the tutorial provided. --David Wall
Topics covered: SQR data elements fundamentals, pages, programs, and procedures; query and reporting capabilities; advanced SQR capabilities; graphics (including bar coding); Internet integration; and complex data structures.
Programmers, database developers, administrators responsible for PeopleSoft support, functional users, and project managers are discovering SQR, or Structured Query Report Writer, which has become increasingly popular since PeopleSoft selected it as its main SQL processing and reporting tool. This resource covers all SQR language elements and features, showing developers the best ways of utilizing the language's capabilities and demonstrating good programming habits. Written in a tutorial style, this new edition covers the basics and leads users toward a full understanding of the subject. All of the features of the SQR language are described, as are the aspects of interaction between SQR programs and Peoplesoft. This replaces 1884777775.