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  • Web application reports using SQL data source

    I have a problem trying to filter data when uploading a report (created directly from a MySQL source) to my web application! I create my dialog component with the check boxes and drop down boxes i need etc and then begin using the after validate events. Using the print report genie i can create code that creates my report to print which is perfect, however, I wish to create a script that doesnt print the whole report, just the selected vaules (from one of the drop down boxes i create). This is easily done in the print report genie when using a report created from an alphafive table as it allows you to use filters, however as soon as i select my report that was created from a MySQL table, it doesnt allow me to select filters! I presume it can be done with the correct coding, so any help here would be great as its the only aspect i need to finish my web application!

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    Re: Web application reports using SQL data source

    Doesn't the print report genie allow you to specify arguments? I can certainly specify them in the report print genie on the aftervalidate event of a dialog.

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      Re: Web application reports using SQL data source

      I did think you had to use arguments, but i have no idea what arguments to use, if you could help me here it would be much appreciated! Il try to explain my dialog component... I have a drop down box that appears when a radio button button is selected, the drop down box contains a list of employee names (firstname + lastname), and i obviously want to print a report corresponding to the contact i select. I named the variable 'contact' what arguments should i be using that codes to print a report based on the contact i select? I don't think iv given enough information here so let me know

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        Re: Web application reports using SQL data source

        Originally posted by akmackenzie View Post
        I did think you had to use arguments, but i have no idea what arguments to use, if you could help me here it would be much appreciated! Il try to explain my dialog component... I have a drop down box that appears when a radio button button is selected, the drop down box contains a list of employee names (firstname + lastname), and i obviously want to print a report corresponding to the contact i select. I named the variable 'contact' what arguments should i be using that codes to print a report based on the contact i select? I don't think iv given enough information here so let me know
        Firstly, in the SQL data source definition of the report, go to "arguments" and specify the argument you want to use. If each employee name is unique, a character argument called employee would be good, otherwise use numeric and whatever ID field you have in that table.

        In the WHERE Clause for the SQL data source you then specify: nameofidfield=:employee OR :employee='0'

        This means that if you want ALL employees, you set the argument to 0, otherwise supply the ID of that employee....

        Right, then in the dropdownbox on your dialog, instead of just having the name fields you can specify to store a different value than you display - so check that box and select the unique ID field for the employee table as the field to be stored.

        Then in the aftervalidate event report genie, you type in the name of the dropdownbox control under variables, then for arguments you type employee and select the variable you just specified.

        If the filter is only to be applied when the box is checked, you also need to test the value of the radiobutton control as shown below.
        That SHOULD do the trick, at least it works for me with a quick test I just did - CSR in this case is a character variable populated from a dropdown:

        Code:
        If CurrentForm.Controls.Filter = "False" then
            CSR = "ALL"
        end if
        
        dim args as sql::arguments
        args.set("CSR",alltrim(CSR))
        Dim filename as c 
        dim libfolder as c
        libfolder = a5_removetrailingbackslash(Request.ApplicationRoot) + chr(92)
        reportname = "[email protected]" + libfolder + "ctracker.alb"
        filename = session.session_folder + "tempreport.pdf"
        filename = report.saveas(reportname,"pdf","","",filename,.f.,null_value(),args)
        if file.exists(filename) 
        	currentform.RedirectTarget = session.session_url + "tempreport.pdf?" +  time("hms3")
        end if
        Last edited by NoeticCC; 07-03-2008, 02:07 PM.

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          Re: Web application reports using SQL data source

          ...and it worked! Thank you so much for your help! the boss will be happy now!

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            Re: Web application reports using SQL data source

            Originally posted by akmackenzie View Post
            ...and it worked! Thank you so much for your help! the boss will be happy now!
            Great! :)

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              Re: Web application reports using SQL data source

              I have an issue that is close to what is showing in this thread. I have a web dialog component that I wish to use for a barcode label. I have setup the label in the main control area and have setup my arguments.
              Item
              VendorItem
              VendorRank
              LabelQty

              The LabelQty field is not in my data, but I wanted to set that argument as the print qty field under Label Options. I ran the report Genie on the dialog control, and I don't need to filter anything since my filter is built using the arguments on the label report. I do need however to pass the parameters from my dialog control to the report and I am having no luck. Also, I don't know how to setup the number of labels to print in the report and pass the number of labels from my dialog control to the report.

              If anyone could assist that would be great!

              My Dialog Code:
              IF eval_valid("Item") = .f. .or. eval_valid("VendorItem") = .f. .or. eval_valid("VendorRank") = .f. .or. eval_valid("LabelQty") = .f. Then
              goto skipreport
              end if
              dim args as sql::arguments
              args.Set("Item",alltrim(Item))
              args.set("VendorItem",alltrim(Vendor_Item))
              args.set("VendorRank",alltrim(Vendor_Rank))
              args.set("LabelQty",alltrim(LabelQty))

              dim filter as c
              dim order as c

              Order = ""
              Dim filename as c
              filename = session.session_folder + "tempreport.pdf"
              filename = report.saveas("[email protected][PathAlias.ADB_Path]\lnktestitem.ddd","pdf",filter,order,filename,.f.)
              if file.exists(filename)
              currentform.RedirectTarget = session.session_url + "tempreport.pdf?" + time("hms3")
              end if
              skipreport:
              Last edited by MBertrand; 12-31-2008, 02:49 PM.
              Michael Bertrand
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