Linking a "File System Data" datasource with a (pervasive.sql) database table
Posted on 2006-11-16
Hi, I am trying to create a report for Physician dictation/transcription info. My report is based on a few tables from a pervasive.sql database. (I am connecting through the native connection but can do an ODBC if necessary) I have added a network folder as a File System datasource but I don't know how I can connect the file system datasource with my tables (I need to know if a file has been uploaded for a particular appointment record in my Schedule table). It is the filename that could provide the linkage BUT only through a combination of field values from my Schedule table. The file name is always in the same format: physician-initials.document-type.encounter-date.patient-name.medrec#.dss. An example file name: JBP.OPC.20061115.MARYANN-SMITH.665322.DSS. If there isn't a way to link these in the Links window, there must still be a way to do it on the report - perhaps through grouping? I'm sure it's my limited experience...but I need to figure this out ASAP..500 points...anyone??