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  • Report with unduplicated records

    I should know the answer, but I am blanking. I want a report from a database that has the names of all clients and the services we have provided them. I want a listing of all clients who have had a rent payment made for them in a certain period. No matter how I write the filter, the report lists the client's name for each rent payment, instead of just once. Thanks. Ed

  • #2
    Re: Report with unduplicated records

    Put the client info in a/the group header and put the payment details in the detail band.
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Report with unduplicated records

      Is there a way to do this with a set/browse? I have two tables, one with composer names and Id numbers and the other with compositions and ID numbers. I want to list it showing the composer once and then have that field blank until the next ID number comes along. Or do I HAVE to do that in a report format?? But the report format won't let me search for a given composer, will it??


      • #4
        Re: Report with unduplicated records

        Is there a way to do this with a set/browse?
        Design your browse on the set and save it. Define a calculated field with the expression

        to_show = blank_duplicate(composer,GRP->parent_table,GRP->child_table)

        replacing the parts in red with your actual field and table names.

        Then place that calculated field instead of the actual composer field.
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: Report with unduplicated records

          Thanks, Stan. I tried this but have never gotten into little complications before. Would I be adding a field to the set or the parent table? Set I presume. I must be doing something wrong. I get this error message: Vairable "to_show" not found.


          • #6
            Re: Report with unduplicated records

            Originally posted by jerfilm View Post
            Would I be adding a field to the set or the parent table?

            Design your browse on the set and save it.
            Define a calculated field for this browse with the expression
            Now remove the composer field from the browse and place the calculated field in its place.

            Screenshots of a default browse and a "fixed" saved browse below.
            There can be only one.


            • #7
              Re: Report with unduplicated records

              OK, I see what you're saying. And I'm feeling dumber by the minute. Please tell me the process to define the calculated field for the browse. I know it can't be complicated but I'll be darned if it comes to me.......


              • #8
                Re: Report with unduplicated records

                Customizing browses
                There can be only one.


                • #9
                  Re: Report with unduplicated records

                  OK, I found the calculated field under the browse tab. Got it concocted. Now, I'm still puzzled as to how to insert the new field in the browse. Maybe if I ponder it long enough.....haha....


                  • #10
                    Re: Report with unduplicated records

                    Drag it from the Fields list Calculated fields section. Drop it in the browse window. Select it and drag to position it. Hilight the original field/column, right click and choose Delete Column.
                    There can be only one.


                    • #11
                      Re: Report with unduplicated records

                      GOT IT. Thanks so much for being so patient. Here's a funny tho, after I got it in place, I went to make the column bold and when I clicked OK, everything in the column disappeared. Will start a new browse rather than try to figure that one out. Gosh it's fun to be 74.......