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'There are no pages in the layout' message for Report Preview Supercontrol

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  • 'There are no pages in the layout' message for Report Preview Supercontrol

    Hello everybody,

    I have big problems with "Report Preview" supercontrol.
    I have included a report in a form. The form contains data, while the report often contains no data. Every time the report is blank, the software returns the "There are no pages in the layout" message. I would like my software not to return such message!

    Thank you in advance,
    David

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    Re: 'There are no pages in the layout' message for Report Preview Supercontrol

    Hi, David, and welcome to the message board.

    This question has come up a number of times. Check the links at the bottom of this thread of messages to see some that have been selected for you by the msg board itself, based on your topic description.

    The message is displaying because there are no records that match the filtering criteria in your report layout. A common solution is to display the report using a button on your form. The onPush event of the button object can be scripted to run a silent query using the filter criteria that your report would be using. If no records are found the script can end after displaying a custom message to inform the user what happened, all without trying to preview the "empty" report.

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      Re: 'There are no pages in the layout' message for Report Preview Supercontrol

      Thank you for your answer Tom.

      Being my report a supercontrol, the message is displayed in any case on fetch, if the report is empty. Your solution would work if I should open the report as a separate window, but in my case it is not possible. Maybe I am missing something.

      The funny thing is: I developed my database with V10 without any problem. My forms include several supercontrol reports, and if they are blank they are displayed as white rectangles, with no messages popping out. A few days ago I switched to V12 and the problem came out.

      Do you have any idea?
      Thank you in advance...

      David

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        Re: 'There are no pages in the layout' message for Report Preview Supercontrol

        David, I missed the fact you're using a supercontrol. Sorry.

        I have only limited experience with the report supercontrol so there are probably better ideas, but ... I'm wondering if this might be a place where the Conditional Object control would be useful. It might be possible to drop the supercontrol on to a "layer" of the CO that is displayed only when the appropriate records are present. Otherwise, the CO displays nothing, not even a white space.

        -- tom

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        • #5
          Re: 'There are no pages in the layout' message for Report Preview Supercontrol

          Thank you again Tom,

          Unfortunately the CO control does not resolve the problem. The supercontrol is processed even when placed in a CO, and the message pops out even when the CO displays nothing. I think this is a general settings matter, but I am not able to identify which is the setting I have to tune in order to prevent this annoying message from popping up!!!

          Thanks a lot,
          David

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          • #6
            Re: 'There are no pages in the layout' message for Report Preview Supercontrol

            David, I have a feeling that folks who use the supercontrol pre-filter the range of records displayed in the form. Otherwise, the presence of the supercontrol is unnecessary and takes up display space. Just guessing, of course. In any case, good luck with your project. -- tom

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              Re: 'There are no pages in the layout' message for Report Preview Supercontrol

              If it worked in V10 and doesn't work now, submit a bug report. You'll either get a fix or a workaround or advice on what to change.
              There can be only one.

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