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    I cannot create PDF's using the a5w_report_saveas, in xbasic, from the Application server

    On Development Machine (Windows 10 Pro)

    - Using Action Script - Works
    - Using a5w_report-saveas in xbasic - works

    On Application Server (Windows Server 2016)

    - Using Action Script - Works
    - Using a5w_report-saveas in xbasic - DOES NOT WORK

    This was all working and suddenly stopped this week. What is so annoying is it has completed halted our entire quoting system from working.

    I have done the following..

    - upgraded to the latest build and this has not solved the issue.
    - Check Microsoft updates - last was the 10th Sept, the reports were working after this date
    - Have removed and installed to get the AlphaPrinter to install again

    I don't know what to check as this method of creating pdf's has been working for years and the fault started not as a result of any changes.
    As it is on the Application server only and it difficult to trace as the development version works as expected.

    Any suggestions?

    The function is a5w_report_saveas where both are underscores. You show a dash.
    Pat Bremkamp
    MindKicks Consulting



      Thanks, that is a typo by me. I have used underscores in the code.


        Does the script work on your local machine using the same version as on the server?
        You can debug it on your local computer and see if it works there.
        Also, you can add code on the XBasic on the application server to write to a text file and see what variables are getting populated and find out to what line the code is getting.
        You can use FILE.APPEND to do this ( https://documentation.alphasoftware....D%20Method.xml )

        Jay Talbott
        Lexington, KY



          Thanks for the reply. I had checked all versions were in sync as I have had some serious issues in the past when the Development was ahead of the application Server.

          I have managed to get this to work yesterday doing the following;

          - Changed the Project Properties to use the Microsoft XPS
          - Published everything
          - PDF reporting didn't work
          - changed Project properties back
          - Published everything
          - PDF reporting now works

          I have not been able to get the DirectPDF to work. I do suspect I have something strange going on still , but as it is working I need to leave until I have a day free to rebuild the Windows server and re-install to see if that works.

          I have looked at the DirectPDF and would like to move to it. Creating PDF's happens a lot on my application and is quite time consuming so if DirectPDF is faster that would be very good. Also basically printing to PDF does not seem a 'clean' approach to generating PDF's.

          Thanks again