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  • Range of Records

    I need to set up a report with a starting and ending date. My form is all set up and data entered. Can you help?

  • #2
    Re: Range of Records

    With the report in design mode use the Report menu, Select Records.... (first option). If you need to design a report, check this
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Range of Records

      I don't see anyway to set up a start and end date for reports. Is that possible or am I just not seeing it?


      • #4
        Re: Range of Records


        Is this for a desktop app or web/mobile?

        Your question will get better exposure if you post it to the forum that corresponds to the version you are using.


        • #5
          Re: Range of Records

          Sorry, I'm using a desktop and evaluating V12.
          Originally posted by Tom Cone Jr View Post

          Is this for a desktop app or web/mobile?

          Your question will get better exposure if you post it to the forum that corresponds to the version you are using.


          • #6
            Re: Range of Records


            If you put a button on your form you can define an action script that will print or preview the report. The action scripting genie contains options you can use to set the desired range of dates.


            • #7
              Re: Range of Records

              I'm not sure if the AlphaSports sample database installs with the trial but if it does you can find an example of filtering for records between two dates there.


              Particularly the InvoiceReportsMenu form.
              There can be only one.


              • #8
                Re: Range of Records

                I notice that there is a range of dates in Invoice under Alpha Sports, but I don't seem to be able to figure out how to do it.


                • #9
                  Re: Range of Records

                  Did you find this?


                  The RADIO2 option button asks the user whether to preview or print, and stores the result into a form variable named print_option. BUTTON1 executes an Xbasic routine that examines all these variables and calls the appropriate preview or print functions.
                  Xbasic Code Run by the Button1 OnPush Event 
                  'option 1 is invoices for a single date
                  if (option = 1) then
                      filter = "date = [varD->today]"
                  [COLOR="#FF0000"]'option 2 is for a date range
                  else if (option = 2) then
                      filter = "between(date, [varD->begindate], [varD->enddate])"[/COLOR]
                  else if (option = 3) then
                      list_invno = stritran(invoice_numbers,",",crlf())
                      list_invo = alltrim(list_invno)
                     filter = *for_each(x, "invoice_number = " + quote(x) ,list_invo)
                      filter = alltrim(filter)
                      filter = stritran(filter, crlf(), " .or. ")
                  else if (option = 4) then
                      filter = "between(invoice_number, [varC->begin_inv], [varC->end_inv])"
                  end if
                  filter = replace_parameters(filter, local_variables())
                  if (print_option = "preview") then
                      report.preview("Invoice", filter)
                      report.print("invoice", filter)
                  end if
                  There can be only one.


                  • #10
                    Re: Range of Records

                    We got it done, and I faxed data today!!