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Missing Documentation for the a5_xb_runReport() function

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  • Missing Documentation for the a5_xb_runReport() function

    I can't find any help documentation for the a5_xb_runReport() function. I see the video, but I'd like to see the methods that can be used. Is there someone at Alpha that is in charge of the Help documentation that I can report this to?

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Re: Missing Documentation for the a5_xb_runReport() function

    Let me give this a bump. I need to use this function to print a PDF to a Window but can't figure out how. I know how to print to a DIV on a page but that won't do.

    There USED to be SOME additional insight on a5_xb_runreport in one of the sets of Release Notes, but the Release Notes for the latest version of AA don't have it.

    How are we supposed to use this function? ARE we supposed to use this function?

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    • #3
      Re: Missing Documentation for the a5_xb_runReport() function

      use this search in google..

      a5_xb_runReport site:alphasoftware.com
      Al Buchholz
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      • #4
        Re: Missing Documentation for the a5_xb_runReport() function

        Originally posted by Al Buchholz View Post
        use this search in google..

        a5_xb_runReport site:alphasoftware.com
        Al: That's exactly what I did; well, OK, I didn't restrict it to this site. I got essentially what I got by entering "a5_xb_runreport" directly into "Advanced Search" on this site; about 5 posts, none of which address my issue.

        Unless, of course, I'm missing something obvious. Do you see more posts, or see anything in the posts returned that discuss this problem?

        Thanks for the suggestion.

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        • #5
          Re: Missing Documentation for the a5_xb_runReport() function

          here is one video I do not know how far this is useful

          http://www.ajaxvideotutorials.com/V1..._runReport.swf
          thanks for reading

          gandhi

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          • #6
            Re: Missing Documentation for the a5_xb_runReport() function

            Gandhi: I know, there is actually one video I've seen (posted in at least two different places) which doesn't address my issue. As I say, there WAS a bit more detail in one of the older release notes, although I don't believe it was ever shown how to display the file in a window. There's not even any "intellisense" for this a5_xb_runreport in the XBasic editor. It seems this function is built on report.saveas, maybe we're supposed to save the PDF and then figure out how to display it in a pop-up.

            Thanks for the posting and trying to help me out.

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            • #7
              Re: Missing Documentation for the a5_xb_runReport() function

              Originally posted by lvasic View Post
              I can't find any help documentation for the a5_xb_runReport() function. I see the video, but I'd like to see the methods that can be used. Is there someone at Alpha that is in charge of the Help documentation that I can report this to?

              Thanks.
              My apologies. The article has been added and can be found here: http://www.alphasoftware.com/documen...20Function.xml

              Thanks
              Sarah Mitchell
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              • #8
                Re: Missing Documentation for the a5_xb_runReport() function

                That's excellent... thank you Sarah.

                Could you add a bit more? For the section "inputProps.pdfOptions" could you add what those optional PDF Options could be with an example of their settings?

                Thanks.

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                • #9
                  Re: Missing Documentation for the a5_xb_runReport() function

                  Originally posted by Davidk View Post
                  That's excellent... thank you Sarah.

                  Could you add a bit more? For the section "inputProps.pdfOptions" could you add what those optional PDF Options could be with an example of their settings?

                  Thanks.
                  I believe the .pdfOptions are the same as for the report saveas methods. You can find them listed here: http://www.alphasoftware.com/documen...eas%20function

                  I'll look into how best to integrate the options into the article.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Missing Documentation for the a5_xb_runReport() function

                    Ok... thanks Sarah. I was looking at the doc entry more as documentation than actually my needing to know the PDFOptions right now. Either the specifics for the PDF Options or a link to the PDF Options from a5_xb_runReport() would be great. As long as it's all together or supplemented with a link. Cheers.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Missing Documentation for the a5_xb_runReport() function

                      Originally posted by Davidk View Post
                      Ok... thanks Sarah. I was looking at the doc entry more as documentation than actually my needing to know the PDFOptions right now. Either the specifics for the PDF Options or a link to the PDF Options from a5_xb_runReport() would be great. As long as it's all together or supplemented with a link. Cheers.
                      Pointing out the pdfOptions omission is an excellent catch.

                      I'm putting together an example for pdfOptions since they are specified as a crlf delimited list and not an object. I'll post back here when it's available.

                      Thanks!
                      Sarah Mitchell
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