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    Can anyone else verify formatting issues with reports designed in Version 9 running on Version 10? I've had numerous reports where the formatting and spacing of reports that worked in V9 are now requiring a complete redesign in V10.
    Jeffrey Wolfe

    Open Source Solutions
    Phone: (757) 819-4230
    Fax: (888) 300-5994
    E-mail: [email protected]

  • #2
    Re: Report Issues

    Hi Jeffrey,

    Just opened Customer report from Alphasports V9 in V10, cant report any problems.
    Regards
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    London.
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert


    For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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    • #3
      Re: Report Issues

      Have tested a number of reports in our main application many of which are very complex with lots of calculated fields and conditional boxes and can report no variation with v9

      Bob Whitaker
      Bob Whitaker

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      • #4
        Re: Report Issues

        Jeffrey

        The only issue I have come across was with a report saved as an RTF which created some alignment issues. Apart from that all others seem okay so far....

        Regards

        Glen
        Glen Schild



        My Blog

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        • #5
          Re: Report Issues

          Attached is an example of the formatting issues I am seeing. This has happened on a number of my V9 reports.

          Jeffrey Wolfe

          Open Source Solutions
          Phone: (757) 819-4230
          Fax: (888) 300-5994
          E-mail: [email protected]

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          • #6
            Re: Report Issues

            See my earlier posting.

            "I have loaded the latest V10 October 29th build and it now messes up some of my reports (OK previous builds). I think the 'Allow growth when printing' behaves differently. If I turn it off for each field then it is OK. If I leave it on it grows the field regardless of whether it needs to grow. A real pain."

            Michael

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            • #7
              Re: Report Issues

              I'm having the same problem in reports. There is significant white space between records. I just noticed the problem so I installed the latest version tonight but that did not fix this issue.

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              • #8
                Re: Report Issues

                After upgrading to version 10 there is extra white space on the report. If I uncheck Word-Wrap on the Format tab is looks okay if I keep it checked there is lots of extra white space. I would sure like to be able to use the Word-Wrap feature.

                Checking or unchecking "Allow Growth when Printing" and "Allow Shrinking" made no difference. The problem is trigger by checking and unchecking Word-Wrap only. See examples.

                This problem is visible when previewing the report in the Alpha report designer.

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                • #9
                  Re: Report Issues

                  Anyone reported this to Alpha as a bug?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Report Issues

                    This is with Word Wrap on the Description field.

                    Unable to reproduce problem.

                    Can you post sample app?
                    Regards
                    Keith Hubert
                    Alpha Guild Member
                    London.
                    KHDB Management Systems
                    Skype = keith.hubert


                    For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Report Issues

                      Unfortunately my app is far to large to include here. I reverted back to V9 for that application due to the reporting issue. I haven't been able to verify that it is the wordwrap function however the report/form prints and displays fine in V9 while V10 is inserting blamk lines. Hopefully I can look at it closer after I've finished the current app I am working on.
                      Jeffrey Wolfe

                      Open Source Solutions
                      Phone: (757) 819-4230
                      Fax: (888) 300-5994
                      E-mail: [email protected]

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                      • #12
                        Re: Report Issues

                        I've experienced the same issue. I printed two letters in v10 and they both printed across 2 pages. Both of these letters print on 1 page in v9 and prior.

                        I haven't had the time to deal with it, so I just went back to v9.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Report Issues

                          Here is an example. The report named "Print Problem" is a stripped down report with the issue. Just by checking and unchecking Word Wrap on the Company field, causes the problem.

                          See an example in the attached pdf files in a post my post above.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Report Issues - Word Wrap

                            I am having issues with the word wrap. Its creating a big gap between my descriptions when I check it. Report runs fine when I uncheck it. Please help. This does not happen in V9.

                            Thanks

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                            • #15
                              Re: Report Issues

                              This issue has never been resolved as far as I know. I sent in a bug report with an example two months ago. Each release I hope to see a fix but nothing yet...

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