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    Subreports - extra child records printing

    Thanks in advance for your time. Latest version 10.

    I created a report from a set - the set incorporates child records that appear properly when viewed. When printing the child records in a subreport, however, the formatting or something causes the child records to print spurious extra records, duplicating the last 2 or 3 printed.

    This occurs about the 5th parent record in the report, and will appear continuously thruout the report every 4 or 5 parent records. If I reverse the sort order of the report, it always occurs on the 4th or 5th parent record subreport, so it is not tied to a record, it is tied to the subreport.

    If only 1 child record appears a spurious record prints every 10th parent record. So it has something to do with how the records are formatted or sized or something in the subreport. Again, the records are perfect in the set; it is how the subreport deals with some extra length in the records? I give up.

    The data easily fits in the subreport; the can shrink/etc has no effect, I've redone the subreport a dozen times and it is very consistent regarding the printing of the spurious records. I've changed band properties, shring properties, you name it.

    Barring a simple fix, can I exit a subreport based on some conditional criteria?

    If I cannot figure out a way to exit the subreport, otherwise I could just exit when the amounts equal a bucket in the main database.

    Active link tables if that makes a difference.

    Thanks so much. Let me know if you need anything else...
    I really don't know any other way to fix this as I think it is just a bug in the program.
    Last edited by skumber; 03-10-2010, 10:36 PM.

    Re: Subreports - extra child records printing

    I use the Alpha report writer day in-day out and rarely have an issue with it....although not much yet in version 10.

    The use of subreports is something that many users try to use in unexpected ways and so can get unexpected results. They are foremost used in showing the child(ren) of a one-to-many set with different filters....they can, at times, be used in other ways successfully as well dependent upon the circumstances.

    The issue you have illustrated suggests something incorrectly set up or a setting not being used properly. Attach a sample of your report with instructions as to run it, what it is doing, and what you want it to do--maybe a screenshot showing what is incorrect in addition. Either I or someone else then could more easily help you figure this out.
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    It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
    Henry David Thoreau


      Re: Subreports - extra child records printing

      I'm curious if the subreport is based on a table or a set of tables?


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