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  • Filter a report using a lookup

    Hi,

    I am trying to get a value for a report from a lookup. I have created the code below, but i cannot seem to get the syntax right. Can anyone show me where i have too many/less punctuations,comma's or something.

    Code:
    if alltrim(Migration_State) = ""
    	filter = filter
    else
    	filter = filter+" .and. tbl_instances->op_segment = lookup("[PathAlias.ADB_path]\tbl_opsegcap","mig_state ="+quote("Migration_State"),"Op_seg1")
    end if
    Thanks

    Denis

  • #2
    Re: Filter a report using a lookup

    if alltrim(Migration_State) = ""
    filter = filter
    else
    filter = filter+" .and. tbl_instances->op_segment = lookup("[PathAlias.ADB_path]\tbl_opsegcap","mig_state ="+quote("Migration_State"),"Op_seg1")
    end if

    Denis,

    Right off the bat, the double quote at the start of your lookup statement will cause problems. Try this:

    filter = filter+" .and. tbl_instances->op_segment = lookup('[PathAlias.ADB_path]\tbl_opsegcap','mig_state ='+quote(Migration_State),'Op_seg1')"
    end if

    If that does not work, it is closer - sometimes it is a lot easier to break it up in to several steps. Try it and let me know.

    Gary
    Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.

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    • #3
      Re: Filter a report using a lookup

      Gary,

      Thank you for taking a look at this. Unfortunately, i am getting the following error.

      Errors in: event.AfterValidate code:

      Amyuni Low Level Print:
      Layout name: rpt_int_pm@[PathAlias.ADB_Path]\set_int_pm.set
      Layout type: report
      Invalid report filter expression: 'tbl_instances->op_segment = lookup('[PathAlias.ADB_path]\tbl_opsegcap','mig_state ='+quote(Migration_State),'Op_seg1')'.

      Denis
      Last edited by den1s; 05-19-2009, 10:40 AM.

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      • #4
        Re: Filter a report using a lookup

        When viewing the code, everything after filter = filter+ is greyed out. So im not sure if we need another punctuation somewhere?

        Denis

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        • #5
          Re: Filter a report using a lookup

          Just in case i have not explained myself properly, here is a full explanation of what i am trying to achieve.

          I am trying to run a filter prior to a report based on a set that will do the following;

          Lookup the value from the table tbl_opsegcap where field ‘mig_state’ = ‘Migration_State(dropdown)’ and provide the value in field ‘cap’, and Lookup the value from the table tbl_opsegcap inside field where field ‘mig_state’ = ‘Migration_State(dropdown)’, and provide the value in field ‘op_seg’, and only resolve if the ‘link_id’ field in both records are identical.

          I have this code so far but i doesn’t work;

          Code:
          if alltrim(Migration_State) = ""
          	filter = filter
          else
          filter = filter+" .and. tbl_instances->op_segment = lookup('[PathAlias.ADB_path]\tbl_opsegcap','mig_state ='+quote(Migration_State),'cap')" .and. tbl_instances->op_segment = lookup('[PathAlias.ADB_path]\tbl_opsegcap','mig_state ='+quote(Migration_State),'Op_seg')"
          
          end if
          Any help will really be appreciated.

          Thanks,

          Denis

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          • #6
            Re: Filter a report using a lookup

            Here is a slight modification that might work:

            dim tlook as c
            tlook="mig_state ='"Migration_State+"'"
            filter = filter+" .and. tbl_instances->op_segment = lookup('[PathAlias.ADB_path]\tbl_opsegcap',tlook,'cap')" .and. tbl_instances->op_segment = lookup('[PathAlias.ADB_path]\tbl_opsegcap','mig_state ='+quote(Migration_State),'Op_seg')"

            Gary
            Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.

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            • #7
              Re: Filter a report using a lookup

              Gary,

              Thats great thanks.

              Denis

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