Alpha Software Mobile Development Tools:   Alpha Anywhere    |   Alpha TransForm subscribe to our YouTube Channel  Follow Us on LinkedIn  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Facebook

Announcement

Collapse

The Alpha Software Forum Participation Guidelines

The Alpha Software Forum is a free forum created for Alpha Software Developer Community to ask for help, exchange ideas, and share solutions. Alpha Software strives to create an environment where all members of the community can feel safe to participate. In order to ensure the Alpha Software Forum is a place where all feel welcome, forum participants are expected to behave as follows:
  • Be professional in your conduct
  • Be kind to others
  • Be constructive when giving feedback
  • Be open to new ideas and suggestions
  • Stay on topic


Be sure all comments and threads you post are respectful. Posts that contain any of the following content will be considered a violation of your agreement as a member of the Alpha Software Forum Community and will be moderated:
  • Spam.
  • Vulgar language.
  • Quotes from private conversations without permission, including pricing and other sales related discussions.
  • Personal attacks, insults, or subtle put-downs.
  • Harassment, bullying, threatening, mocking, shaming, or deriding anyone.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Sexually explicit or violent material, links, or language.
  • Pirated, hacked, or copyright-infringing material.
  • Encouraging of others to engage in the above behaviors.


If a thread or post is found to contain any of the content outlined above, a moderator may choose to take one of the following actions:
  • Remove the Post or Thread - the content is removed from the forum.
  • Place the User in Moderation - all posts and new threads must be approved by a moderator before they are posted.
  • Temporarily Ban the User - user is banned from forum for a period of time.
  • Permanently Ban the User - user is permanently banned from the forum.


Moderators may also rename posts and threads if they are too generic or do not property reflect the content.

Moderators may move threads if they have been posted in the incorrect forum.

Threads/Posts questioning specific moderator decisions or actions (such as "why was a user banned?") are not allowed and will be removed.

The owners of Alpha Software Corporation (Forum Owner) reserve the right to remove, edit, move, or close any thread for any reason; or ban any forum member without notice, reason, or explanation.

Community members are encouraged to click the "Report Post" icon in the lower left of a given post if they feel the post is in violation of the rules. This will alert the Moderators to take a look.

Alpha Software Corporation may amend the guidelines from time to time and may also vary the procedures it sets out where appropriate in a particular case. Your agreement to comply with the guidelines will be deemed agreement to any changes to it.



Bonus TIPS for Successful Posting

Try a Search First
It is highly recommended that a Search be done on your topic before posting, as many questions have been answered in prior posts. As with any search engine, the shorter the search term, the more "hits" will be returned, but the more specific the search term is, the greater the relevance of those "hits". Searching for "table" might well return every message on the board while "tablesum" would greatly restrict the number of messages returned.

When you do post
First, make sure you are posting your question in the correct forum. For example, if you post an issue regarding Desktop applications on the Mobile & Browser Applications board , not only will your question not be seen by the appropriate audience, it may also be removed or relocated.

The more detail you provide about your problem or question, the more likely someone is to understand your request and be able to help. A sample database with a minimum of records (and its support files, zipped together) will make it much easier to diagnose issues with your application. Screen shots of error messages are especially helpful.

When explaining how to reproduce your problem, please be as detailed as possible. Describe every step, click-by-click and keypress-by-keypress. Otherwise when others try to duplicate your problem, they may do something slightly different and end up with different results.

A note about attachments
You may only attach one file to each message. Attachment file size is limited to 2MB. If you need to include several files, you may do so by zipping them into a single archive.

If you forgot to attach your files to your post, please do NOT create a new thread. Instead, reply to your original message and attach the file there.

When attaching screen shots, it is best to attach an image file (.BMP, .JPG, .GIF, .PNG, etc.) or a zip file of several images, as opposed to a Word document containing the screen shots. Because Word documents are prone to viruses, many message board users will not open your Word file, therefore limiting their ability to help you.

Similarly, if you are uploading a zipped archive, you should simply create a .ZIP file and not a self-extracting .EXE as many users will not run your EXE file.
See more
See less

Filter a report using a session protected variable

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Filter a report using a session protected variable

    How can I filter a report using a session protected variable?
    I have tried using the genie but I must be missing something.
    I use the __Protected__Userid format and assign the user a client ID of say 44. Then when the user signs in I want them to print a report filtered to thier client ID of 44.

    Please help !!!!

    Thank you so much for your time.
    Reed Brown
    ITOT Solutions, Inc.
    Alpha v12

  • #2
    Re: Filter a report using a session protected variable

    You need to use a global variable, something like:

    dim global yourvar as c = what_ever_variable

    and then use the what_ever_variable in the report.

    Gary
    Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Filter a report using a session protected variable

      If you are using the security framework to assign the __protected__UserId or are assigning it in a link, then it is probably being assigned as a type character. So, if the client id in the table is actually numeric, then you will have to convert the session variable from character to numeric to create the filter.

      Pat
      Pat Bremkamp
      MindKicks Consulting

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Filter a report using a session protected variable

        Thank you but being new to this I do not know where to put the dim statement. Do I put it in the after validate area? Do I use the __Protected__Userid as the variable?
        Reed Brown
        ITOT Solutions, Inc.
        Alpha v12

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Filter a report using a session protected variable

          If you are doing this from a dialog, then put the code in the AfterValidate event, the sample place that you would put the code to run the report.

          Gary
          Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Filter a report using a session protected variable

            But then do you need to filter the report itself? I tried all of this and it does not work.
            Reed Brown
            ITOT Solutions, Inc.
            Alpha v12

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Filter a report using a session protected variable

              Reed,

              Here is an example. You would put something like this in the AfterValidate event:

              Dim global starting_patient as C = patient1
              Dim global ending_patient as C = patient2

              dim filter as c
              dim order as c
              Filter = ".T."
              Order = ""
              Dim filename as c
              filename = session.session_folder + "tempreport.pdf"
              filename = report.saveas("Patient_List@[PathAlias.ADB_Path]\patients.ddd","pdf",filter,order,filename,.f.)
              if file.exists(filename)
              currentform.RedirectTarget = session.session_url + "tempreport.pdf?" + time("hms3")
              end if

              Then in the report itself, you would put something like this in the Reports Detail Properties, filter expression:

              between(Patients->patient,starting_patient,ending_patient)

              I hope this helps.

              Gary
              Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Filter a report using a session protected variable

                Thank you Gary but how does that relate to my question? I need to take the __Protected__Ulink and filter a report with it.
                Reed Brown
                ITOT Solutions, Inc.
                Alpha v12

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Filter a report using a session protected variable

                  Originally posted by reedallenbrown View Post
                  How can I filter a report using a session protected variable?
                  I have tried using the genie but I must be missing something.
                  I use the __Protected__Userid format and assign the user a client ID of say 44. Then when the user signs in I want them to print a report filtered to thier client ID of 44.

                  Please help !!!!

                  Thank you so much for your time.
                  Just define an argument as using a session variable as the source, and ensure that in the page the user is redirected to after login, the session variable is set.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Filter a report using a session protected variable

                    I do not have a problem with filtering a page, I need to filter a report.
                    Reed Brown
                    ITOT Solutions, Inc.
                    Alpha v12

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Filter a report using a session protected variable

                      Originally posted by reedallenbrown View Post
                      I do not have a problem with filtering a page, I need to filter a report.
                      Oops. Sorry! From where are you trying to run this report? Grid, Dialog, a5w page? You can always create a dummy dialog with a field of the same data type as your session variable. Then use the print report genie in the aftervalidate event to generate the xbasic code and copy it into wherever you need it. Just swap the Variable name for session.__protected_etc

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Filter a report using a session protected variable

                        Thank you but this is way over my head. I would need a lot more information in order to do this.
                        Reed Brown
                        ITOT Solutions, Inc.
                        Alpha v12

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: Filter a report using a session protected variable

                          Originally posted by reedallenbrown View Post
                          Thank you but this is way over my head. I would need a lot more information in order to do this.
                          Just answer the question I asked as it makes a huge difference: where do you want to run this report from on your site?

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: Filter a report using a session protected variable

                            Thank you everyone I got it to work. Here is my code:

                            contact = alltrim(CurrentForm.Controls.Contactlist)
                            report = alltrim(CurrentForm.Controls.Reportlist)
                            id = alltrim(CurrentForm.Controls.clientid)
                            if CurrentForm.Controls.Contacttype = "1" then

                            dim filter as c
                            dim order as c
                            id =session.__Protected__Userid

                            Filter = "userid = \""+id+"\""
                            'Filter = ".t."
                            Order = "First_Name+Last_Name"
                            Dim filename as c
                            Filename = session.session_folder + chr(92) + "tempreport.pdf"
                            filename = report.saveas(report,"pdf",filter,order,filename,.f.)
                            if file.exists(filename)
                            currentform.RedirectTarget = session.session_url + "tempreport.pdf?" + time("hms3")
                            end if

                            else

                            IF eval_valid("contact") = .f. Then
                            goto skipreport
                            end if
                            dim filter as c
                            dim order as c
                            Filter = "Mr_Number = \""+contact+"\""
                            Order = ""
                            Dim filename as c
                            filename = session.session_folder + chr(92) + "tempreport.pdf"
                            filename = report.saveas(report,"pdf",filter,order,filename,.f.)
                            if file.exists(filename)
                            currentform.RedirectTarget = session.session_url + "tempreport.pdf?" + time("hms3")
                            end if
                            skipreport:
                            end if
                            Reed Brown
                            ITOT Solutions, Inc.
                            Alpha v12

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X