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  • Printing just the results of a search

    I would like to print just the results of a search with a press of a button. do i need to make a report? if so what's the next step?

    Andy.

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    RE: Printing just the results of a search

    Andy,
    There are a couple of options depending if you print one or multiple records.
    If you want to print one record of a search you could create a calculated field in the grid like this:
    print = "Search_Field =" + Quote(Search_Field)
    Then create a field using your print varialble.
    The field control is Link
    The Display could static text like "Click to Print"
    The Link address would be "calculated from field"
    and the calculation would be like this:
    My_Print_Form.a5w?session.print_What = {Print} (Your calculated field)
    My_Print_Form is all alpha 5 code and looks like this:
    "%a5
    if Eval_Valid("session.print_What")
    dim filter as c
    dim order as c
    Dim temp as c
    Temp = strtran(session.Print_What,"=","")
    filter = Temp
    Order = ""
    dim filename as C
    Filename = session.session_folder + chr(92) + "results.pdf"
    Dim filename as c
    filename = report.saveas("My_Report@[PathAlias.ADB_Path]\Reporting.set","pdf",filter,order,filename,.f.)
    if file.exists(filename)
    response.redirect(session.session_url + "Results.pdf?" + time("hms3"))
    end if
    end
    else
    %"

    "head"
    "title"Soil Report"/title"
    "/head"
    "body"
    "p"Huston we have a problem!"/p"
    "/body"
    "%A5
    end if
    %"
    This is a lot to digest but follow up as you need to.
    Jesse

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    • #3
      RE: Printing just the results of a search

      Thanks Jesse.

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      • #4
        RE: Printing just the results of a search

        I am trying to use this code but I just get a screen with the code in it when I click my print field.

        My calculated field is called print.

        Any ideas as to why this is not working?

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        • #5
          RE: Printing just the results of a search

          As the above code is just that (source code), you'll need to switch to the Source tab of the HTML Editor to enter it. If you enter it in WYSIWYG mode, it will be displayed as-is.

          -Lenny

          Lenny Forziati
          Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
          Alpha Software Corporation

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          • #6
            RE: Printing just the results of a search

            Jesse;

            I could not figure out how to use the strtrans() statement you had; it kept giving me a bad filter expression. I finally got it working by a slightly different tact. By starting out with a BLANK cacluated field and a different forumula for the link, the filter that comes over from the grid is whole and does not need trasformation.


            1) Create a calc field vPrintRec in your grid named equal to blank, e.g.: vPrintRec = ""

            2) Add this field to the grid with static text "Print Record", and computed with link address of:

            print_record.a5w?session.print_what=Job_no='{Job_No}'

            3) create an A5W page named print_record.a5w with the following entered in to Source. You will need to change the values for JobList (the A5 report) and Tracking.dbf below to match your needs:

            "%a5
            if Eval_Valid("session.print_what")
            dim filter as c
            dim order as c
            Dim temp as c
            filter = session.print_what
            Order = ""
            dim filename as C
            Filename = session.session_folder + chr(92) + "results.pdf"
            Dim filename as c
            filename = report.saveas("JobList@[PathAlias.ADB_Path]\tracking.dbf","pdf",filter,order,filename,.f.)
            if file.exists(filename)
            response.redirect(session.session_url + "results.pdf?" + time("hms3"))
            end if
            end
            else
            %"

            "head"
            "title"Soil Report"/title"
            "/head"
            "body"
            "p"Huston we have a problem!"/p"
            "/body"
            "%A5
            end if
            %"
            Steve Wood
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            • #7
              Steve:

              I am attemping to print a record using your method. WHen I click to print I get to the report page but nothing happens. Apparently, the session.print_what variable is there. I have never used linking before. THis is what shows up in my browser window for the address:

              http://localhost/print_report.a5w?se...Fnum%3D%275%27

              This is what is noted in the grid for the calculated field.

              session.print_what = Control_num = '{control_num}'

              Any insight here would be appreciated.

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              • #8
                Steve:

                Figured it out. My control_num is a numeric. Once I removed the single quotes - it worked just great. Thanks Steve.

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                • #9
                  Re: Printing just the results of a search

                  Steve & Steve, I can get this to work just fine for a single return, but what about times when the search results in multiple records?
                  Sergeant Richard Hartnett
                  Hyattsville City Police Department
                  Maryland

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                  • #10
                    Re: Printing just the results of a search

                    Hi,

                    Did anyone ever get this to work with multiple records?

                    Denis

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                    • #11
                      Re: Printing just the results of a search

                      Yes I did get it to work with multiple records Denis, but only with a dialog component for entering the search criteria.
                      Sergeant Richard Hartnett
                      Hyattsville City Police Department
                      Maryland

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                      • #12
                        Re: Printing just the results of a search

                        Rich,

                        Great!

                        Any chance posting the code, i'd love to see it and manipulate it for my application.

                        Denis

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