Business Objects XI SDK Example, Part 2

Continued from Business Objects XI SDK Example, part 1

In this post, we'll go over how we can use a python script to process BO XI Java SDK CSV output.

The python script makes an http request to the web app and receives the contents.

The configuration file stores information to email a report. It contains the following information:


#report-mailer.py

REMOVE_HEADER_ROW = True
#REMOVE_HEADER_ROW = False

COLUMN_SEPARATOR = " "
#COLUMN_SEPARATOR = ","

to = "noreply@noreply.com,noreply2@noreply.com "
sentfrom = "noreply@noreply.com"

User = "testuser "
Password = "password"
docIdentifier = "442005"


The contents of the config file should be self-explanatory. It allows for the option of removing the header report from the dat

The "#" is the python comment symbol.

Python is case sensitive. Be aware of this when creating configuration files.

The above code is read inline from the python script report-mailer.py (it is executable python code). The config files sets the appropriate values that are needed by report-mailer.py.

Here's the contents of the python script:

import sys
import smtplib
from email.MIMEText import MIMEText
import urllib

REMOVE_HEADER_ROW = True

COLUMN_SEPARATOR = " "
#COLUMN_SEPARATOR = ","

CSV_EXTRACT_URL = "http://dev1:8080/dpvalues/loginforward.jsp"

auth = "secEnterprise"
CMS = "ersdev1"

to = "noreply@noreply.com"
sentfrom = "noreply@noreply.com"

config_file = sys.argv[1]


#read in config info, and overwrite defaults set above
execfile(config_file)

params = urllib.urlencode({'CMS': CMS, 'User': User, 'Password': Password, 'auth':auth, 'docIdentifier':docIdentifier })

print str(params)

f = urllib.urlopen(CSV_EXTRACT_URL, params)
raw = f.read()

rows = raw.split("\n")
if REMOVE_HEADER_ROW:
rows = rows[1:]

buf = ""
for x in rows:
cln = x.strip()
if len(cln) < 3:
continue
sp = cln[1:-1].split('";"')
buf += COLUMN_SEPARATOR.join( sp ) + "\n"


msg = MIMEText(buf)

msg['Subject'] = 'csv values'
msg['From'] = sentfrom
msg['To'] = to

s = smtplib.SMTP()
s.connect()
s.sendmail(sentfrom, [to], msg.as_string())
s.close()



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