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  • Placing multilple pictures at the end of a report

    I need some help on building a report that is based on a Sqldatasource.

    The sqldatasource is based on a project table that has 2 linked tables. The project table has the basic data for the project, one linked table lists all the steps that are a part of the project, the second table contains images for the project.
    So the data, of course, that comes across will have 1 line for each record in each of the linked tables; if there are 3 steps and 2 pictures, then there are 6 lines in the data set (each step has 2 lines because there are 2 pictures)

    The report should look something like this:

    Page 1:(contains the base project data)
    project name
    owner name
    locations,
    etc.....

    Page 2: (contains the steps for the project)
    step 1
    step 2
    step 3

    Next pages: (any pictures related to the project
    one picture per page


    I have no problem building the report for page 1 and 2, that is listing the project basic data and the steps in a grid fashion on the second page. The part I can't figure is how to have the pictures print at the end of the report. I have tried various grouping, but can't seem to make that work. Tried a linked report, but that does not print anything.

    Any ideas on how I might accomplish this?

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    Mike
    Mike Reed
    Phoenix, AZ

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    Re: Placing multilple pictures at the end of a report

    I have a client who creates project reports that include pictures. These are done in a couple different ways. See the pics below. The first is the report cover and the second is the photos from the inspection. Which type are you trying to create? (or neither of these?
    Cover.PNG Photos.PNG
    Pat Bremkamp
    MindKicks Consulting

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    • #3
      Re: Placing multilple pictures at the end of a report

      Either way works.
      I can do the cover page ok and then add the list of steps or the cover page and the pictures. The trick is to get the steps after the cover page, with all the pictures to follow.
      Right now, I create a pdf file with the cover page and steps. Then create a second pdf with the pictures only. Finally, I use the PDF.append() to combine the reports.

      The attached image while it is small might show what we are after.

      Thanks for your help!

      report.jpg
      Mike Reed
      Phoenix, AZ

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        Re: Placing multilple pictures at the end of a report

        Well, I figured it out.

        Turns out that a linked report that display's images will not work in page, group or report footers. If the linked report has data, it will work, but not with images. So I wrote the report with grouping on images and the base info on the report header section. Added a page break to the header section and inserted a linked report to the steps below that. Now we have it.
        Mike Reed
        Phoenix, AZ

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        • #5
          Re: Placing multilple pictures at the end of a report

          I think I'm having the same problem with linked reports and images.
          If the linked report has images, it is just showed as grey lines, but text shows up fine in the main report (That holds the linked report)
          If I just test the linked report alone, then images are showed correctly.

          Are others having the same problem, is there a work around to this issue. Currently I'm using combined pdf also, but this makes the images appear on the next page instead of same page as the main content.
          Kind regards
          David H-S

          Using: Alpha Anywhere V12

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