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  • Returning first occurence

    I know this is going to be a *FIRST expression, but I'm not getting the results I want. I'm creating a report from a table that has multiple suppliers (SUPPLIER) listed for the same part number (Part_No). The report has a filter expression that captures all the records with "ACCEPT" in the DISPO field and excludes any with "SAM" anywhere in the SUPPLIER field. This is working fine, however I'm only wanting the first occurence of the part number listed with the multiple suppliers attached to that part number. I've tried different things with groups within the report to no effect. What kind of expression do I need to perform this and how would it be written?

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    Re: Returning first occurence

    Matt,
    There are different solutions for different scenarios. What works for one may not work for something else IOW. I suggest attaching a sample of your report with instructions as to how you want it presented....otherwise it can be a rather long guessing game. As far as we know you might not even be using the native dbf tables (not stated to me implies dbf usage) and so even the guesses could be way off from the get-go.
    Mike
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      Re: Returning first occurence

      Matt

      Take a look at this from the Wiki

      http://wiki.alphasoftware.com/BLANK_DUPLICATE+Function

      It is one of the report writer functions

      But as Mike C has suggested, a sample would be helpful.

      Tom Baker

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        Re: Returning first occurence

        Thank you both for the imput. Mike, the data in the report was coming from two separate fields in a .dbf file. Tom you're suggestion worked great. The report now only shows the part number once with mutliple suppliers next to it. Screen shot below of finished product.

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