Here's another country heard from. What I have found out is that it is
easier for someone in I.T. to create a qry to give the users the info they
are needing. Because the biggest problem. Is trying to explain the logic of
extracting the data.Or the correct way to join two or more files, Or that
you need to use this file to get to this file for the data they
need....Easy, if it's a simple qry and not many record selections.
     But what I have discovered is if you create a qry, then go to CAS..menu
AMZM3E and create a task(option #3) and put that task on a menu(option #1).
Then the user adopts amapics authority and is allowed to run the qry. No
edit obj. aut. required. Especially if you have locked the command line
within Mapics.
    Then if you wanted to take this another step. You could then go to
Mapics security and add this task and then assign the users that are allowed
to use this..

Hope this helps

Pete Olshavsky

----- Original Message -----
From: Bonnie Cameron <bonnie.cameron@polarisind.com>
To: <mapics-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 8:47 AM
Subject: Reporting


> Our company currently uses ShowCase Query for accessing Mapics data (where
> the Mapics inquiries and reports are inadequate.)  Although we offer
> in-house training on the software, we constantly find ourselves supporting
> much of our user base as often a user needs information who has not taken
> the class (or took the class some time ago and doesn't recall how to use
the
> software.)  In addition, we spend a fair amount of time supporting logic
> questions and problems.
>
> I am wondering what tools some of the companies represented in this forum
> use and how you handle reporting in general...do you totally leave it up
to
> users to create their own inquiries or does IS actively support this
effort,
> etc.
>
> Thanks in advance for your responses,
>
> Bonnie Cameron
> Polaris Industries
> Roseau, MN
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