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Easy way to change report group order ?

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  • Easy way to change report group order ?

    I have a base report that has 5 levels of grouping.
    e.g.
    Group 1
    Group 2
    Group 3
    Group 4
    Group 5

    I need to write reports with the same basic info, but with the group level in a different order. Potentially 100's of reports.
    e.g.
    Group 2
    Group 3
    Group 4
    Group 5
    Group 1

    I know how to delete the groups and insert into the correct order, but obviously deletes the fields and formulas.
    Anyway to drag/drop/paste the groups into their different orders and retain some of my formulas and fields and save a little time?

    Hope I am not being my typical self and making this too complicated and be able to use sub reports somehow?

    Thanks....Andy

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    Re: Easy way to change report group order ?

    I have never used reports so this may be completely wrong.

    Can you not make Group 1 -- Group 5 Fields and then use the database to save the group order?

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      Re: Easy way to change report group order ?

      I think Michael may be on to something. Not sure you could do what he says exactly, but perhaps you could write your report data to a temporary able created on the fly (or a permanent table using a unique report id), and base the report on the table? One report, as many variations as you need to code.
      Peter
      AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

      [email protected]
      https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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        Re: Easy way to change report group order ?

        Andrew

        Can we step back and look at what you are trying to accomplish with the groupings?

        You can group on calculated fields - which then allows you to 'move' the groups around...
        Al Buchholz
        Bookwood Systems, LTD
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