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WS: TF: DW: DREAM Writer FAQs (Doc ID 1122803.1)

Last updated on JULY 21, 2020

Applies to:

JD Edwards World Technical Foundation - Version A7.3 cume 4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document contains some frequently asked questions that can to applied to all DREAM Writer versions.

If you have questions or a problem with a specific program/version, log a Service Request with the applicable World support team – Financial Management, Human Capital Management, or Supply Chain.

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 Processing Options
 Question 1:  What is the purpose of the ZJDE0000 version?
 Question 2:  Can you print DREAM Writer processing options?
 Question 3:  How is the century determined when a 2-digit year is entered in a processing options date field?
 Question 4:  When a DW version is submitted from a menu option or using option 1 in the versions list, are changes to processing options tracked during the submission?
 Question 5:  Is there a way to easily find processing option text in a DREAM Writer version?
 Data Selection
 Question 1:  What files contain the Data Selection information?
 Question 2:  How can you data select on a range or list of values?
 Question 3:  Can you get more that 45 fields when using *VALUE on Data Selection?
 Question 4:  How is *WILDCARD used in data selection?
 Question 5:  Can *TODAY be used to select records based on today's date?
 Question 6:  What are some tips for using Contains in Data Selection?
 Question 7:  How can you see what the *VALUE or *RANGE values are?
 Question 8:  Why does F16 in Data Selection not display all of the available fields from the Based on File?
 Question 9:  Can you data select on fields that are not in the Based on File?
 Question 10:  What is the purpose of message NUMERICS-DECIMAL POINTS ARE NOW ENTERED in Data Selection (V98302) in A9.3?
 Question 11:  Why did the Data Selection *VALUE screen change from 3 column to 1 column in release A9.3?
 Question 12:  When submitting a DREAM Writer version where the Data Selection criteria includes *VALUE, did something change in A9.3 where an extra keystroke (e.g. ENTER key) is required when on the "Values for" screen?
 Question 13:  Is there a way to prevent *ALL from being used for a particular field in Data Selection?
 Question 14:  Is there a way to use an OR statement in DREAM Writer Data Selection?
 Recursive Versions
 Question 1:  What are recursive versions and how are they set up?
 Question 2:  What causes a recursive version to be deleted?
 DREAM Writer Performance
 Question 1:  How can a logical file be used instead of the open query file to enhance DREAM Writer performance?
 Question 2:  What else can impact DREAM Writer performance?
 Question 1:  How can a DREAM Writer report be printed in portrait orientation?
 Question 2:  How can the Separator Page be prevented from printing?
 Question 3:  Is it possible to change the "Print queue" value on all program versions (V98300)?
 Question 4:  When a DREAM Writer version is submitted, how can you prevent the device type being changed from *SCS  to *IPDS?
 Question 5: Is it possible to turn off the auto-print feature for reports, e.g. P09870 version ZJDE0006?
 Question 6: Is there a way to print Dream Writer processing options for a specific Form/Program ID and Version?
 Question 7: Is documentation available on how the Global Printer Overrides (P98327) process works?
 Question 8: Is there a way to print the Dream Writer version review (G97R4, option 7; DREAM Writer Review Workbench; J98351)?
 Other DREAM Writer FAQs
 Question 1:  Can you change data sequencing and page breaks?
 Question 2:  Can a report be set up on a menu to prompt for Data Selection and/or Processing Options?
 Question 3:  Can a report be downloaded to a PC?
 Question 4:  Can a version be recovered once it has been deleted using Option 9?
 Question 5:  How can the User ID be changed on multiple versions?
 Question 6:  How can the User Exclusive field be changed on multiple versions?
 Question 7:  What file holds the DREAM Writer Version Owner (new as of A9.3)?
 Question 8:  How can you change the DREAM Writer Version Owner (new as of A9.3)?
 Question 9:  How do you identify which records in F98301 are for FASTR, which are for DREAM Writer, and which are for STAR versions?
 Question 10:  Are there special considerations for reorganizing F98301 DREAM Writer Master Parameter File?
 Question 11:  How can a report version be copied from one iSeries LPAR to another?
 Question 12:  Where can you find tips on DREAM Writer programming?
 Question 13:  After upgrading to A9.3 or higher, why do you get error 0132 when you submit a DREAM Writer version?
 Question 14:  What file contains the User Id and dates shown in the Versions list (V98300)?
 Question 15:  When a DREAM Writer program is called from another program, how is the DREAM Writer version identified?
 Question 16:  How can you determine when a version was last run?
 Question 17: Can you change User Exclusive option for XJDE or ZJDE versions?
 Question 18:  Is it possible to view a list of all affected forms in the DREAM Writer Review Workbench (P98351) and make a one time update to all versions?
 Question 19:  What is the purpose of Repair Version (Option 8) in the DREAM Writer Versions List?

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