Passing Parameters to a Scripted DataSet;or any DataSet for that matter
The first time I heard the phrase "parameter binding to a data set" cold chills shot down my spine. I was thrust right back into my first OO Programming Class, where concepts like "pointers", "polymorphism" and others were thrown around like we were all just born to understand these abstract descriptions. Why not call it something simpler... like Parameter "place-holder" or "access point" ? Using the word "parameter binding" just makes it sound more complicated than it has to be. ...Maybe that's the idea? We are talking about nerdy techie types after all.
That said, I will try to make sure I don't needlessly try to impress with my cryptic verbage. So, here it goes. If you are both new to BIRT and have to use a scripted source the way IBM’s Maximo implementations do, you might not know where to begin right off the bat. I will break it down into sm…
Often I find myself struggling with "where to start" issues. The simple answer is:
1- my own experiences 2- JFGI 3- groups and forums
The problem is that my experiences are extreemly difficult to sort out as I am becoming older and am collecting more experiences. JFGI will only take me so far, eventually I need to apply a real answer and there is rarely a "perfect fit". and finally by the time I am looking through forums, I am just about at the end of my rope.
So, where can I go from here? I find that networking with "real-people" is probably my best next place to build on. The problem is that this industry seems to be non-people related, in other words people who tend to go into IT are not very people-oriented. With the industry becoming seasoned and older, and the down-turn in overall markets one would think this will be something soon to be overcome.