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  • Report Memo Fields

    I want to concatenate various memo field contents into one filed & print it in a report.
    I created the following code that fires on SectionEvents / Detail / OnRecord

    VAR->TempReport = ""
    TextToInsert = ""
    StuffToWrite = ""
    TextToInsert = Interphair2008->Toxintro

    if VAL(Hair6_Sc->Hg)>Interphair2008->Hghilm
    StuffToWrite = Stufftowrite + Interphair2008->Hghimemo
    end if

    if VAL(Hair6_Sc->Pb)>Interphair2008->Pbhilm
    StuffToWrite = StuffToWrite + Interphair2008->Pbhimemo
    end if

    if VAL(Hair6_Sc->Cd)>Interphair2008->Cdhilm
    StuffToWrite = StuffToWrite + Interphair2008->Cdhimemo
    end if

    if VAL(Hair6_Sc->As)>Interphair2008->Ashilm
    StuffToWrite = StuffToWrite + Interphair2008->Ashimemo
    end if

    if VAL(Hair6_Sc->Sb)>Interphair2008->Sbhilm
    StuffToWrite = StuffToWrite + Interphair2008->Sbhimemo
    end if

    Var->TempReport = TextToInsert + StuffToWrite


    I have placed the variable TempReport on the report layout.

    doesn't get populated.

    what am i doing wrong??

  • #2
    Re: Report Memo Fields

    Hi David,

    I don't know what you are doing wrong, have you checked the value of the variable in the Interactive Window?

    I'm not sure about your "Var->TempReport = TextToInsert + StuffToWrite".

    Here is what I would do, first, on the report I would create calculated fields for each of the values you want with the IF(), second I would put all those calc fields into an RTF object.

    Job done.
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert

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


    • #3
      Re: Report Memo Fields

      David, your script mentions more than one table. Tell us about the set including the relationship between the two mentioned tables.


      • #4
        Re: Report Memo Fields

        Thanks Keith & Tom..
        I started out doing what you suggested but ran into 2 difficulties
        1) there are a LOT of if Else statements that would have to go into the RTF field (~300)... i ran out of room in the report detail section
        2) the text that would be placed between the if endif statements is a memo field & when i placed it in the RTF field it wold not print... if i entered explicit text in quotes it worked fine... but the memo field changes depending on a value in the report.

        So... i decided to get the job done with xbasic... the code i sent above is just a small section of the 800 or so lines of code that i use to perform the interpretation prior to printing.

        The set structure is:

        -->Hair6_Sc (1:1) key SID2-SID2
        -->Project (1:1) Key pnum-projnum
        -->Client (1:1) key ccode - ccode
        -->Interpinfo (1:1) key samptype - type

        The interpinfo table has a record for each sample type. There are currently only 7 records. The table is mostly memo fields containing anywhere from 1 line or two to 50 lines of letter sized text. There are about 150 of these fields.

        I want my code to concatenate the appropriate set of 150 or so fields into the actual report.


        • #5
          Re: Report Memo Fields

          it is looking like the code works but i may be initiallizing the variable incorrectly...

          i created a variable in the report detail section named TempReport i tried local shared and global

          i tried to place the concatenated text in this variable using xbasic... didnt show on report

          so i dim shared Tempreport in the xbasic code... and placed the concatenated text in the variable..

          still doesn't work.

          what is the best way to pass a variable from xbasic report code to a report variable?


          • #6
            Re: Report Memo Fields

            David, I can't answer your question but have a suggestion for you. Why not pre-process your data and store it in a table that is filled and emptied just for your report? That table would have a single memo field that is populated with the necessary memos from all the related records that meet your filtering criteria.


            • #7
              Re: Report Memo Fields

              Thanks for the suggestion... didn't get to try it before i solved the problem...

              Some of the fields in the interpretation table were RTF fields. I thought i had changed them all to memo fields but i missed 5 of them!

              of course statements like Var->Text = Interp->RTFmemo don't work!!
              They fail with no error.

              When i changed the fields to memo (from RTF) everything worked fine!!!

              Thanks for your help... now and in the past you guys have been terrific!



              • #8
                Re: Report Memo Fields

                And thanks to you for letting us know how things turned out. May help other travellers who wander down this path later on.


                • #9
                  Re: Report Memo Fields

                  And thanks to you for letting us know how things turned out. May help other travellers who wander down this path later on.