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  • Problem printing from a form based on same set as report

    I am trying to print a report that is based on the same set as the form from which I am calling the report... it fails with the attached message:

    PrinteErrorMay23_2018.jpg

    How can I print this report and avoid this error?

  • #2
    Re: Problem printing from a form based on same set as report

    Can you run the report from the control panel and the form is closed?

    Then try again from the form.
    Al Buchholz
    Bookwood Systems, LTD
    Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

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    Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
    Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
    When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
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    • #3
      Re: Problem printing from a form based on same set as report

      Thanks Al !

      yes... the report runs from the panel... but, strangely, it now runs from the form???!

      The set is defined with a filter on the table that is causing the problem: between(Transdate,Var->UserDates_Currmthst, Var->UserDates_Currmthen)... could this be the problem... if so... how do I limit the records displayed and printed?

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      • #4
        Re: Problem printing from a form based on same set as report

        Probably need a sample to look at to see what is going on.
        Al Buchholz
        Bookwood Systems, LTD
        Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

        Occam's Razor - KISS
        Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
        Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
        When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
        "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
        Albert Einstein

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        • #5
          Re: Problem printing from a form based on same set as report

          You can find out by creating another set with the same structure but without the filter for the child table. Copy the report to the new set, experiment.

          To make it even easier you can select the set in the control panel, right click, choose Utilities, Duplicate. Then edit the new set and remove the filter.
          Last edited by Stan Mathews; 05-24-2018, 09:44 AM.
          There can be only one.

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          • #6
            Re: Problem printing from a form based on same set as report

            I don't use filters in set definitions. Too problematic.

            Run a query prior to the report to get the records you need.
            Al Buchholz
            Bookwood Systems, LTD
            Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

            Occam's Razor - KISS
            Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
            Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
            When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
            "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
            Albert Einstein

            http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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            • #7
              Re: Problem printing from a form based on same set as report

              Thanks for the advice... it worked!
              I removed the query in the set and moved it to the form and the report... everything works well!

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              • #8
                Re: Problem printing from a form based on same set as report

                I have been having this problem too and it occurred when using multiple fields to link a table in the set. Apparently that causes some sort of record locking so that if the form is open, the report throws this error.
                Robin

                Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                • #9
                  Re: Problem printing from a form based on same set as report

                  Thanks Robin... I will try to remember that... but I find that lately my excellent memory lasts for ever-shorter times! :-)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Problem printing from a form based on same set as report

                    Remember what?
                    Robin

                    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                    • #11
                      Re: Problem printing from a form based on same set as report

                      There is an option in reports to lock data (default) or not.

                      Referential integrity will lock data too.

                      When I build a button to open a report, I usually start with a commit of some type to limit locking issues.
                      Al Buchholz
                      Bookwood Systems, LTD
                      Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                      Occam's Razor - KISS
                      Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                      Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                      When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                      "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                      Albert Einstein

                      http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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