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    I have been trying to get this to work all day now and have now gave up and am turning to the trusted message board for assistance. :)

    I am trying to save a report to a local drive on my machine, the report runs fine if I use "open a report" action javascript but when trying to save a report using the same report with the following code nothing happens.

    Dim filename as c = "Additionals_"+session.report_no+".pdf"
    Dim filepath as c = "G:\Additionals"+chr(92)+filename

    dim args as sql::Arguments
    dim Options as p
    dim printOptions as p
    args.set("blank", "")
    options.propogateErrors = .t.
    printOptions.blank = ""
    'Dim reportname as c = a5_removetrailingbackslash(request.applicationRoot) +"\additionals_auth.a5rpt"
    Dim reportname as c = "[email protected]"
    Dim saveAs as c = "PDF"
    Dim filter as c = "REPORT_NO = "+val(session.report_no)
    Dim order as c = ""

    fn = a5w_report_saveAs(reportName,saveAs,filter,order,filepath,global_variables(),printOptions,args,options)

    Could anyone perhaps advise me where I am going wrong

    Your help would be appreciated.

    Thank you


    Re: Save Report

    Couple ideas. Try
    Dim filename as c = "Additionals_"+session.report_no
    that is, without the .pdf.

    Also, after you print it, you can copy it anywhere you want
    sleep(3) 'give it time to print
    new_path_and_name = "g:\Additionals"+chr(92)+filename+".pdf"
    Pat Bremkamp
    MindKicks Consulting


      Re: Save Report

      Hi Pat

      Thanks for that.

      At least I am now getting somewhere.

      I am now getting the error:

      Invalid report filter expression: 'additionals_header.report_no = adir-49268'.

      With this code:

      Dim filename as c = "Additionals_"+session.report_no
      Dim filepath as c = "G:\Additionals"+chr(92)

      dim args as sql::Arguments
      dim Options as p
      dim printOptions as p
      args.set("Blank", "")
      options.propogateErrors = .t.
      printOptions.blank = ""
      Dim reportname as c = "additionals_auth@[PathAlias.ADB_Path]\pcss.alb"
      Dim saveAs as c = "PDF"
      Dim filter as c = "additionals_header.report_no = "+session.report_no
      Dim order as c = ""

      fn = a5w_report_saveAs(reportName,saveAs,filter,order,filepath,global_variables(),printOptions,args,options)

      I am not sure where I am going wrong with the filter.


        Re: Save Report

        common problem...try
        Dim filter as c = "additionals_header.report_no = \""+session.report_no+"\""

        Without the quotes, Alpha sees adir-49268 as a variable, not a value. For sql backend you may need ' instead of "
        Pat Bremkamp
        MindKicks Consulting


          Re: Save Report


          Sorry for my delay in replying but have been busy with other urgent things and never got round to fixing this problem.

          I have at the moment managed to get my report to save to the harddrive but all my reports are showing 'Report does not contain any records' I suspect it is my filter.

          My filter is currently:

          Dim report_number as c = session.report_no
          Dim filter as c = "report_no = \""+report_number+"\""

          I am unsure where I am going wrong now.

          Any help would be greatly appreciated.


            Re: Save Report


            Suppose your sql definition is domething like: select * from additionals_header

            What does
            select * from additionals_header
            where additionals_header.report_no = session.report_no

            directly submitted in an sql query tool give as result?

            session.report_no is that numerical or not?

            You better use an argument
            set.args("whatreport_no",session.report_no) or set.args("whatreport_no",convert_type(session.report_no,"N"))

            filter = "additionals_header.report_no = :whatsession.report_no "

            compare to my code you have no
            options.filter = Filter

            Creating an report an directly downloading I have done some cutting and pasting in my code but maybe you can see where yours goes wrong:
            This works for me:
            function Create_xls as c (e as p)
            'create a sql arguments object
            dim args as sql::arguments

            'We open a connection and get the single fields
            Dim cn as sql::connection
            dim flag as l
            flag = a5SQLConnectionOpen(cn,"::name::dataPieterOntwikkeling", session)
            if flag = .f. then
            dim msg as c
            msg = "Could not connect to database. Error reported was: " + cn.CallResult.text
            'we need to encode this for javascript since the message will be sent back to the browser for display
            'js_escape() encodes ' as \' and crlf as \n
            msg = js_escape(msg)
            dim jscmd as c
            jscmd = "alert('" + msg + "');"
            Create_xls = jscmd
            exit function
            end if
            'The base sqlselect is based on the selected report
            ' ___where___ is the variabele where part
            ' ___group_by___ is the variable group by part
            dim strrapport as c = upper(e.datasubmitted.veldrapport)
            dim strgroupby as c 'replaces ___groupby___
            dim strwhere as c 'replaces ___where___
            dim strselect as c 'replaces ___select___
            dim strselectunion as c 'replaces ___selectunion___
            dim strsql as c 'sql defnitions for report
            dim strFilenameuser as c
            strFilenameuser = "to_be_determined.xls"
            dim strReportname as c
            strReportname = "to_be_determined"
            dim filter as c
            filter = ""
            dim order as c
            Order = ""
            dim sqlFilter as c = default ""
            dim options as p
            options.filter = sqlFilter
            options.order = ""
            dim printOptions as p
            printoptions.concatenate = .f.
            PrintOptions.HasWatermark = .f.
            PrintOptions.MultilingualSupport= .t.
            PrintOptions.LinearizeForWeb = .t.
            PrintOptions.Colors2GrayScale = .f.
            PrintOptions.ConvertHyperlinks = .f.
            PrintOptions.WatermarkType = "PDF"
            PrintOptions.WatermarkText = "D R A F T"
            PrintOptions.WatermarkFontName = "Times New Roman"
            PrintOptions.WatermarkFontSize = 172
            PrintOptions.WatermarkRotation = 450
            PrintOptions.WatermarkColorHex = upper("e8fed2")
            PrintOptions.WatermarkHorizPos = 120
            PrintOptions.WatermarkVertPos = 120
            PrintOptions.WatermarkOnTop = .F.
            PrintOptions.WatermarkPDF = ""
            PrintOptions.Encrypt = .F.
            PrintOptions.OwnerPassword = ""
            PrintOptions.UserPassword = ""
            PrintOptions.CanPrint = .T.
            PrintOptions.CanModifyDocument = .T.
            PrintOptions.CanCopy = .T.
            PrintOptions.CanAddNotes = .T.
            PrintOptions.Use128BitKey = .T.
            PrintOptions.EmbedFonts = .T.
            PrintOptions.JpegQuality = "Low"

            strFilenameuser = "Ruimten_leeg_"+e.datasubmitted.veld_peildatum+".pdf"
            strReportname = "ruimten_leeg"

            if e.datasubmitted.veldcentra_kode > "" then
            sqlfilter = " ruimten.centra_kode = :whatcentra_kode "
            end if

            options.filter = sqlFilter

            dim strFilename as c = Request.GetRequestTempFileName("pdf")


            if file.exists(strfilename)
            jscmd = "'"+Session.FormatFileDataURL(strFilenameuser)+"');"
            end if
            'jscmd = jscmd+"alert('<a5:r>Gereed</a5:r>.');"
            Create_xls= jscmd
            exit function


              Re: Save Report

              Hi All

              Just an update on this.

              I eventually got back to working on this and the code seemed fine.

              How I got this to work was to change the join type to inner on the SQL genie builder and now the reports are building fine.

              Thanks to everyone for their input.