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  • printing a report - selecting records

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to print a report that is based on a set. I have "invoices" as the parent and "details" as the child.

    I have run a query which is showing 26 parent records. My invoice report is supposed to print one "report" per invoice (parent record).

    Theoretically I should have 1 "printout/file" containing 26 reports (headers, footers, etc for each of the 26). What it is actually doing is creating 1 report with 1 header and footer for the "report" that matches my query.

    Please let me know if my description is unclear and I can try to explain further.

    John P.

  • #2
    Re: printing a report - selecting records

    Take a look at the AlphaSports sample database to see if can glean any clues. It has a Reports button for invoices which allows you to select by invoice number, single or range of dates, etc.

    Without seeing your query and database it's hard to offer much more help.
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: printing a report - selecting records

      John, does your report layout include a group break on the invoice id?


      • #4
        Re: printing a report - selecting records

        hi guys, thanks for the responses. Group break is an interesting thought. When running the report on a single parent record it works normally but when choosing multiple parent records it fails to properly show the data.


        • #5
          Re: printing a report - selecting records

          John, sounds like its time for you to spend some time in the Desktop User Guide chapter on reports. Group breaks are often necessary and understanding when to use them (or when not to) in an important rung to climb on your personal learning curve.


          • #6
            Re: printing a report - selecting records

            thanks tom! looking into it, sounds like this will be the solution.


            • #7
              Re: printing a report - selecting records

              If you use (action) scripting to print the report, you can specify a filter for "invoices". That should give you one report for each parent.


              • #8
                Re: printing a report - selecting records

                thanks guys the grouping solved my problem. I now have a report with separate groups for each invoice number


                • #9
                  Re: printing a report - selecting records

                  I'm facing an issue with report. I created a report using the Quick Report Genie using a table.
                  But on preview, it is just a plain scren, not even the headers showing!

                  What could be the reason.
                  Please advise,I'm new to alpha 5



                  • #10
                    Re: printing a report - selecting records

                    Something in your report layout cannot be evaluated at print time. Double check your filter or query. Double check all the calculated fields. If you can't solve this one yourself, attach a zipped copy of the database to a reply post here with instructions telling us how to find and run the report (in context). The option to upload attachments is available if you begin a reply, then click the "Go Advanced" button.


                    • #11
                      Re: printing a report - selecting records

                      Thank u Tom. There were some thing wrong in the startup form which I copied from the sample aplication by Alpha. When I removed the sample form and related tables from my project, reports starts working.