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  • Variable as a report filter

    I wish to use a character variable as a report filter, so that I can manipulate this for a number of reports.
    If I set a global variable vREPORTFILTER = "field1='YES'" and the use VREPOPRTFILTER as the filter it fails, where am I going wrong?
    Thanks
    Terry

  • #2
    Re: Variable as a report filter

    Terry,

    Try

    vREPORTFILTER = "field1="+chr(34)+"YES"+chr(34)

    This will embed the value in double quotes.

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    • #3
      Re: Variable as a report filter

      you should be able to use
      Code:
      vREPORTFILTER = "field1 = \"YES\""
      should work.
      thanks for reading

      gandhi

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      • #4
        Re: Variable as a report filter

        vREPORTFILTER = "field1='YES'"
        Should be perfectly fine. You say when you use it, it fails.

        How do you try to use it and how does it fail?
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          Re: Variable as a report filter

          Is field1 stored as a character field or a logical field?
          Al Buchholz
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          • #6
            Re: Variable as a report filter

            If you are trying to put

            vReportfilter

            in the filter box in the Select Records dialog of a report design, it won't work.

            "field1='YES'"
            is a character string, not an expression that evaluates to a logical value necessary to be a filter.

            field1="YES"
            is an expression that evaluates to a logical value.

            You can use vReportfilter like

            report.print("Customer Information", vreportfilter, "lastname")

            because report.print() is expecting the second parameter to be a quoted filter expression.
            There can be only one.

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            • #7
              Re: Variable as a report filter

              I have finally got back to this!
              My report(s) have the following "Select Records" filter

              case(vINSURERSFILTER="All",Insurer<>"",vINSURERSFILTER="AIG and Chartis",word(Insurer,1)="AIG".OR.word(Insurer,1)="Chartis",vINSURERSFILTER="ARGO",word(Insurer,1)="ARGO",vINSURERSFILTER="BRIT",word(Insurer,1)="BRIT",vINSURERSFILTER="Zurich",word(Insurer,1)="ZURICH").AND.(case(vLOSSTYPEFILTER="All",Losstype<>"",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="All ex Liability",Losstype<>"EMP INJURY".AND.Losstype<>"TP INJURY".AND.Losstype<>"TP PTY DAM",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="All ex Storm & Flood",Losstype<>"STORM - FLOOD".AND.Losstype<>"STORM - NOT FLOOD",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="EL only",Losstype="EMP INJURY",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="Glass only",Losstype="GLASS",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="Liability only",Losstype="EMP INJURY".OR.Losstype="TP INJURY".OR.Losstype="TP PTY DAM",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="PL only",Losstype="TP INJURY".OR.Losstype="TP PTY DAM",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="Storm & Flood only",Losstype="STORM - FLOOD".OR.Losstype="STORM - NOT FLOOD",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="Theft only",Losstype="THEFT").OR.Losstype="")

              how do I convert this to a variable that can be used as the second parameter of the report.print() function.
              Thanks

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              • #8
                Re: Variable as a report filter

                The filter in report.print() must be a quoted string. In this instance there are multiple internal quotes which would then need to be "escaped" with the backslash character.

                "case(vINSURERSFILTER="All",Insurer<>"",vINSURERSFILTER="AIG and Chartis",word(Insurer,1)="AIG" .or........................................."

                The above would be needed to insert the whole string into report.print().

                You could also

                myfilter = case(vINSURERSFILTER="All",Insurer<>"",vINSURERSFILTER="AIG and Chartis",word(Insurer,1)="AIG".OR.word(Insurer,1)="Chartis",vINSURERSFILTER="ARGO",word(Insurer,1)="ARGO",vINSURERSFILTER="BRIT",word(Insurer,1)="BRIT",vINSURERSFILTER="Zurich",word(Insurer,1)="ZURICH").AND.(case(vLOSSTYPEFILTER="All",Losstype<>"",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="All ex Liability",Losstype<>"EMP INJURY".AND.Losstype<>"TP INJURY".AND.Losstype<>"TP PTY DAM",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="All ex Storm & Flood",Losstype<>"STORM - FLOOD".AND.Losstype<>"STORM - NOT FLOOD",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="EL only",Losstype="EMP INJURY",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="Glass only",Losstype="GLASS",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="Liability only",Losstype="EMP INJURY".OR.Losstype="TP INJURY".OR.Losstype="TP PTY DAM",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="PL only",Losstype="TP INJURY".OR.Losstype="TP PTY DAM",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="Storm & Flood only",Losstype="STORM - FLOOD".OR.Losstype="STORM - NOT FLOOD",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="Theft only",Losstype="THEFT").OR.Losstype="")

                immediately prior to

                report.print(reportname, myfilter,........)
                Last edited by Stan Mathews; 07-23-2017, 10:36 AM.
                There can be only one.

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                • #9
                  Re: Variable as a report filter

                  it may be possible to convert the whole thing to a single string and then pass it to the report.print function like
                  Code:
                  dim filterStr as c
                  filterStr = <<%str%
                  case(vINSURERSFILTER="All",Insurer<>"",vINSURERSFILTER="AIG and Chartis",word(Insurer,1)="AIG".OR.word(Insurer,1)="Chartis",vINSURERSFILTER="ARGO",word(Insurer,1)="ARGO",vINSURERSFILTER="BRIT",word(Insurer,1)="BRIT",vINSURERSFILTER="Zurich",word(Insurer,1)="ZURICH").AND.(case(vLOSSTYPEFILTER="All",Losstype<>"",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="All ex Liability",Losstype<>"EMP INJURY".AND.Losstype<>"TP INJURY".AND.Losstype<>"TP PTY DAM",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="All ex Storm & Flood",Losstype<>"STORM - FLOOD".AND.Losstype<>"STORM - NOT FLOOD",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="EL only",Losstype="EMP INJURY",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="Glass only",Losstype="GLASS",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="Liability only",Losstype="EMP INJURY".OR.Losstype="TP INJURY".OR.Losstype="TP PTY DAM",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="PL only",Losstype="TP INJURY".OR.Losstype="TP PTY DAM",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="Storm & Flood only",Losstype="STORM - FLOOD".OR.Losstype="STORM - NOT FLOOD",vLOSSTYPEFILTER="Theft only",Losstype="THEFT").OR.Losstype="")
                  %str%
                  then
                  report.print(reportName, myFilter, filterStr)

                  at the least this will help the tedious job of escaping the quotes.
                  thanks for reading

                  gandhi

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