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Is there still a problem with page_total function?

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  • Is there still a problem with page_total function?

    Some years ago, there were several threads regarding issues with the page_total function on reports. I am still having problems with it. Does anyone know if it was ever fixed, or at least any reasonable workarounds?

    Here is what I experience (same as I reported years ago):

    Every now and then, and with no discernible pattern, I get 9999999.99 as the page_total result.

    Another strange thing is that even when it gets close to the real result, it can be thrown off by making the detail section a little larger or a little smaller. For example, If I want just 6 records on a page, I can play with the size of the detail section and get say one more or one less record on the page. But the result MAY show a total that seems to include the next record on the next page. That is, the page will show say six records, but the result will compute based on those 6 records plus the first record that will show on the next page. If I make the detail section just a bit smaller, I can play with it to get still just the 6 records I want, and the total will correctly reflect just those 6 records. This is strange stuff. Does anyone understand what is going on here?

    This is all on the localhost. Then when I publish to my remote server, the page_total does not display a number at all. It just displays the name of the calculated field, in my case, pagefee. So instead of a number, the filed just displays the word "pagefee".

    Any ideas?

    Gary
    Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


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    Re: Is there still a problem with page_total function?

    bump.
    Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.

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      Re: Is there still a problem with page_total function?

      I reall need some help on this, it is mission critical.

      I would appreciate any suggestions ....
      Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.

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        Re: Is there still a problem with page_total function?

        I am not sure why there is no response. Is this not a problem for anyone else?

        ANY input/suggestions would be very appreciated ....
        Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.

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          Re: Is there still a problem with page_total function?

          Hi Gary,
          No, you're not invisible. But a question on the web side has much less users at this point and I have only seen a few threads that even relate to reports.

          But, if this problem also manifests itself on the desktop reporting, then maybe more users may have had it happen. A sample on the desktop side would also result in more responses I imagine.

          Just what I see is all.....

          I hope you can get this resolved.
          Mike
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          It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
          It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
          Henry David Thoreau
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            Re: Is there still a problem with page_total function?

            Thanks Mike - I will post it to the desktop side ...

            Gary

            :)
            Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.

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