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FOCUS

Duration

6 hours

Overview

This course is intended for those looking to learn FOCUS for the purposes of data and report construction and maintenance. Before commencing this course you should have a good understanding of basic programming and database principles.

Audience

Those looking to learn FOCUS for the purposes of data and report construction and maintenance.

Prerequisites

Those doing the course should have a good understanding of basic programming and database principles.

Objectives

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Use FOCUS to report and manage data
  • Use basic FOCUS functions to extract & use data

Course Content

Quick Reporting - The Table Statement

On completion the student should have a understanding of:
Data structure essentials;
Basic report commands;
Sorting and displaying data;
How FOCUS describes Data;
Free format reports

Simple Reporting Using Table Talk

On completion the student should have a understanding of:
Choosing report elements;
Specifying sort summarization;
Selection criteria;
Tidying up

Reporting in Depth

On completion the student should have a understanding of:
Joining data structures;
Intermediate HOLD files;
Merging files using MATCH;
Exporting data to other systems

Updating files using MODIFY/ENTER

On completion the student should have a understanding of:
Updating concepts;
Reading fixed data formats;
Display and update Data;
Verify data entry;
Structure your update program using CASE

Packaging Reports & Applications, Using Dialog Manager

On completion the student should have a understanding of:
Basic control statements;
Using variables;
Variable names;
Full format of variable names;
Supplying values to variables;
Compound -IF statements;
Combining FOCEXECs;
Debugging using ECHO

Database Control

On completion the student should have a understanding of:
Creating FOCUS databases;
FSCAN prefix-area commands;
FSCAN command-line commands;
FSCAN CHANGE command;
FSCAN REPLACE command;
FSCAN LOCATE command

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