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Today I had a customer who had a requirement to get the resultset from a Webi dataprovider in CSV.  He needed this so he would manipulate the data and use it in another part of the application.

Although this is possible in RENet and REBean, it is not possible in the Web Services SDK so I figured he was out of luck.

Luckily when discussing this with a coworker (the all knowing Ted Ueda) he mentioned that he saw that there was a ViewMode for ALL_DATA_PROVIDERS and DATA_PROVIDER, both of which return XML.  This was good news since the customer could then take the xml and parse it to get the same results.

I found that this is actually a minor change from a regular view sample and am attaching the code here.

VB.NET Web Services


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  1. Jason Cao
    Hi Jason,
    Thanks for sharing this! Thanks also to Ted! It’s always good to have such a strong network of smart people around. The impossible suddenly becomes possible.



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