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  • Calc field on Report referenced in script

    Is there a way to reference a field that has been calculated in a report via a script? I have a report that produces a closing balance which I want to place inside a table via a script. Can this be done? I need a way to actually reference the name of the calculated field in the report. Thanks for any help.

  • #2
    Re: Calc field on Report referenced in script

    Open the report in design mode.

    Click on the object of the calculated field on the report

    Open the object explorer - view - object explorer

    Click Current Object

    Click on value in the right window

    Click Copy to Keyboard

    Choose Property Name - relative

    Now the clipboard can be pasted into a script.

    You may be able to use scripting within the report.
    Click the menu Report - Section Events - pick the proper section and script a write to a table as needed.
    Al Buchholz
    Bookwood Systems, LTD
    Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

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    • #3
      Re: Calc field on Report referenced in script

      Al,
      Boy was that fast. I will try that soon and see if that works for me. Thank you for your incredibly quick reply.

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      • #4
        Re: Calc field on Report referenced in script

        Originally posted by foxxrunning View Post
        Al,
        Boy was that fast. I will try that soon and see if that works for me. Thank you for your incredibly quick reply.
        Lucky timing.

        You may want to use a function called from one of the report events passing the value(s) needed.
        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: Calc field on Report referenced in script

          Do you mean something like the onprint event? The two thing you have already suggested seem like they both are what I want. Haven't been able to get to alpha yet to try. Will do so tomorrow. Thanks again.

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          • #6
            Re: Calc field on Report referenced in script

            Hi David,
            Did you not already ask this question in another thread?
            https://forum.alphasoftware.com/show...nt-from-report
            Mike W
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            • #7
              Re: Calc field on Report referenced in script

              I think I might have asked a similar question, but I wasn't able to use it and revised the question somewhat.

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              • #8
                Re: Calc field on Report referenced in script

                Try this in the Report Section Detail OnRecord event

                Code:
                dim tbl as p
                tbl = table.current()
                tbl.change_begin()
                	tbl.balance = topparent:Baldue.value 
                tbl.change_end()
                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: Calc field on Report referenced in script

                  Sounds Perfect. Thanks.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Calc field on Report referenced in script

                    Have tried all of the suggestions in various combinations, and nothing I have written affects the opening_balance field in my table. On my report which is based upon a set of three different tables, the opening_balance field is the parent table. Using the topparent:(name of calc field) = parenttable.field does not change the field. I think Alpha is confused because the topparent: designation doesn't know which table to place the change into. Hope this is descriptive enough. What am I missing re: topparent and how might I get it to point to the appropriate table? Thanks for all your help.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Calc field on Report referenced in script

                      Originally posted by foxxrunning View Post
                      Have tried all of the suggestions in various combinations, and nothing I have written affects the opening_balance field in my table. On my report which is based upon a set of three different tables, the opening_balance field is the parent table. Using the topparent:(name of calc field) = parenttable.field does not change the field. I think Alpha is confused because the topparent: designation doesn't know which table to place the change into. Hope this is descriptive enough. What am I missing re: topparent and how might I get it to point to the appropriate table? Thanks for all your help.
                      David

                      You are not following Robin's suggestion. It works.

                      Your example is setting the value in the object of the report.

                      Her example is setting the value in the primary table.
                      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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                      • #12
                        Re: Calc field on Report referenced in script

                        And I followed Al's instructions. (post #2) using David's transdupe table. Although I did make some changes to that table...it was nothing that affected the report.
                        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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                        • #13
                          Re: Calc field on Report referenced in script

                          This is the code that I put into the report section detail onrecord event.

                          dim tbl as p
                          tbl = table.current()
                          tbl.change_begin()
                          tbl.Opening_Balance = topparent:BalanceDue1.value
                          tbl.change_end()

                          It did not make any change to my primary tables field "opening_balance". I cannot figure out what I am doing incorrectly. Thank you all for helping.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Calc field on Report referenced in script

                            Using the sample table Mike created in your other post (link in post 6 above), the report is based on a set
                            and there is a group being used to get the balance, therefore the section event you need would be
                            for the group PID OnRecord - which is where I put this script.

                            dim tbl as p
                            tbl = table.current() 'patients
                            tbl.change_begin()
                            tbl.bal_due = topparent:Cf_bal.value
                            tbl.change_end()

                            (the sample table I was using above belonged to a different thread - sorry about that...)
                            Last edited by MoGrace; 08-17-2019, 11:26 AM.
                            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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                            • #15
                              Re: Calc field on Report referenced in script

                              Originally posted by foxxrunning View Post
                              This is the code that I put into the report section detail onrecord event.

                              dim tbl as p
                              tbl = table.current()
                              tbl.change_begin()
                              tbl.Opening_Balance = topparent:BalanceDue1.value
                              tbl.change_end()

                              It did not make any change to my primary tables field "opening_balance". I cannot figure out what I am doing incorrectly. Thank you all for helping.
                              Is opening_balance defined as a user entered field or a calculated field?
                              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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