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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 S. Traub, Ph.D.

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    Re: Is there still a problem with page_total function?

    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.
          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 S. Traub, Ph.D.