Reports Go Mobile!
Use Report Generator (RPG) to create reports that can be executed on demand from mobile devices
Run PowerShift reports; display on mobile device or send as email
Run selected PowerShift inquiries (e.g., Executive Information summaries, GL Activity, Item Usage, Material History)
Receive and approve requests from the PowerShift Approvals subsystem
Create and maintain menus and submenus of mobile reports by user
The screens below show sample app start and menu screens, and an example of an RPG report run on an iPhone. This on-demand report lists open orders, net values and includes a drill to order lines sourced from real time data. All of the information you see -- including column titles -- is generated from the user-developed RPG specification.
This spec produces the order list (i.e., the screen with the Sales Order Header page title):
! Primary input file
! Linked file(s)
! XML processing for mobile app
! Main report title
TITLE DEL=PageTitle _
! Column titles
TITLE DEL=ItemTitle _
"Order #"; "Customer Name"; "Phone #"; "Email"; "Total"
! Column attributes TITLE DEL=ItemAttr _ "string"; "string"; "phone"; "email"; "currency"
! Row data
PRINT DEL=ItemDetail _ ORDER.NUMBER; CUSTOMER.NAME; PHONE.NUMBER; EMAIL.ADDRESS; GROSS.AMOUNT
TOTAL DEL=ItemTotal _ GROSS.AMOUNT,POSITION:0; "Sales Orders - Total:",P; "currency",P
Future Insight articles will focus on running PowerShift reports, inquiries, and processing approvals via the mobile app.