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  • Ink-Databound control on a report

    Is it possible to use an formview Ink-Databound control with it's data stored in a sql server varchar(MAX) field and use it on a report to be displayed as HTML-Paged? I'm not seeing data in the report.


  • #2
    Re: Ink-Databound control on a report

    You need to "convert" the table "Ink" data in the Report Source. Right-click your report and choose DataSource, Edit DataSource definition. Then click Ok and Next.

    You should now see an option named "Advanced Options"... click this and turn on Override field definitions of selected fields and then click the button that appears... "Field Definitions".

    Find your Ink field and double-click it. Change it's Data type to Ink Image.

    That should be it... but... you'll have to report back about what you see.


    • #3
      Re: Ink-Databound control on a report

      Hi David,

      I did as suggested but I'm still am not able to see the signatures on the reports.


      • #4
        Re: Ink-Databound control on a report

        I created a new report that should display a single signature field. As you can see from the attached images for some reason converting to an Ink Image is not working for me.



        • #5
          Re: Ink-Databound control on a report

          My Ink Image data is being converted. What Alpha version/build are you working with? If you could post your Test report and a sample table I'd have a look.


          • #6
            Re: Ink-Databound control on a report

            Hi David,

            I'm using Build 4246 4859. I've attached the report and a txt file to create the table. I'm not sure if this is exactly what's need so please let me know.
            Attached Files


            • #7
              Re: Ink-Databound control on a report

              I see that you're using a Table Layout Report. I wouldn't... they're way too hard to work with... designed more for working with Excel. Try the attached Free-Form report.

              You can confirm what I'm seeing. Under Print Preview the signature is cut-off most of the time. And, when run as an HTML-Paged report the Ink actually changes... with a straight line drawn from the beginning of the ink... to the end... or something like that.
              Attached Files


              • #8
                Re: Ink-Databound control on a report

                Sorry Dave but I'm not seeing it. Here's a screencast


                • #9
                  Re: Ink-Databound control on a report

                  Sorry... I forgot to say I changed the Alpha DAO Connection string... to mine. Did you change it back to yours?

                  I see... now that I've watched your screencast.
                  Last edited by Davidk; 04-26-2017, 03:55 PM.


                  • #10
                    Re: Ink-Databound control on a report

                    I wonder if it's a control size thing. Here's my screencast...


                    I've done this in 4119, 4254, and 4292


                    • #11
                      Re: Ink-Databound control on a report

                      Yes I did change it back to the sql server database. I'm going to test it with an access db just to see if it works.


                      • #12
                        Re: Ink-Databound control on a report

                        Is there a way to Size the ink Signature? I can't seem to size it within a report.


                        • #13
                          Re: Ink-Databound control on a report

                          Originally posted by lvasic View Post
                          Is there a way to Size the ink Signature? I can't seem to size it within a report.
                          Lee, try manually setting the size of the control to what you want on the report, then right-click on the control and select size to fit. This seemed to work for me.

                          Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 7295-5548 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V


                          • #14
                            Re: Ink-Databound control on a report

                            In the list control, we can size the ink signature. I don't know how in the report. Nothing I've tried seems to work. If anyone has any ideas of what I'm doing wrong...
                            See pics:



                            • #15
                              Re: Ink-Databound control on a report

                              Did you try the size to fit option like I suggested? It worked for me.

                              Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 7295-5548 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V