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  • help me...

    1. how can i show a "CHECK" in a report?? for example i have a report that will show a "check" and a "x-mark"

    2. how can i configure the checkbox and a radio button?? for example i have 2 checkboxes or radiobutton.. how can i click one of them with out affecting the other checkbox or radiobutton..??

    please help me guyz...

  • #2
    Re: help me...

    Gibson, welcome to the message board.

    On your first question I believe the checkmark is available as a formatting option when you drop a logical field into your report layout.

    On your second question radio buttons are designed to work like the buttons on old car radios. Only one button can be pushed at a time, and when that happens the other buttons are released. The radio can only play one station at a time if you see what I mean.

    -- tom

    ps - Two quick comments to help you here on the msg board.

    a) Limit your posts to one question at a time. Ok to start multiple posts, but the board doesn't work well when multiple questions are embedded in a single post.
    b) If you use a subject line that contains the key words involved in your issue the board will automatically search for related message threads and display them in a list at the bottom of your screen (scroll down to see). In this thread your subject line is unrelated to the issue you have, so you missed out on the automatic help the board will supply.


    • #3
      Re: help me...

      Checkbox on report.
      There can be only one.


      • #4
        Re: help me...

        i have 2 checkboxes or radiobutton.. how can i click one of them with out affecting the other checkbox or radiobutton..??
        Have the field or variable represented by each be distinct (not the same).
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: help me...

          thanks a lot..... guys.. but actually im a beginner.. can you teach me guys how to do it???
          just like a step by step procedure.... honestly i have a less knowledge in programming... i don't know really much in coding

          that's the reason why i buy this software coz my friend told me that it has less codes and drag and drop system..
          so im so surprise that this "alpha five software is easy to use w/o any programming background...


          • #6
            Re: help me...

            Define a calculated field for your report.

            chk = if(l,chr(80),"")

            Place the calculated field on the report where you want the check. Format the font of the calculated field object to be wingdings2, font size as desired.

            There can be only one.


            • #7
              Re: help me...

              thanks but.. what if to your example i change the data into a check marked?? how can i do that?? for example like in the pictures the first name and the lastname shows a correspondent data what if the data in the lastname i want to change to a check marked?
              like this:

              "checkmarked" (like on the check.gif) ---------> this is what im after for....
              Last edited by mhacky01; 01-10-2012, 02:02 PM.


              • #8
                Re: help me...

                Sorry, have no clue what you mean.

                How/why would one represent mijares with a check mark?
                There can be only one.


                • #9
                  Re: help me...

                  actually im working out with this report to change the detail in the field for example i want to show a check mark in my report instead of a text..

                  like this:
                  health Insurance

                  instead of "yes" i want to change into a "checkmark"

                  like this:
                  Health Insurance
                   ----> this is the checkmark "wingdings"

                  this is what i want to achieve...


                  • #10
                    Re: help me...

                    Your "health insurance" field should be a logical field type. It will store a logical true or a logical false. (which can also have the display format yes/no).

                    When that is set up correctly the suggested expression for the calculated field will take care of the checkmark.

                    chk = if(logical_field,chr(80),"")
                    There can be only one.


                    • #11
                      Re: help me...


                      please help me?? step by step??


                      • #12
                        Re: help me...

                        Gibson, perhaps you're trying to run before learning to walk. Have you worked through the User's Guide in the Help system? ( It's one of the reference books Alpha supplies. )

                        Still have questions after that, send me a private message or e-mail. (Just click my name in the column on the left.)

                        Last edited by Tom Cone Jr; 01-11-2012, 07:35 AM.


                        • #13
                          Re: help me...

                          please help me?? step by step??
                          You're on the right track.

                          In the expression

                          chk = if(logical_field,chr(80),"")

                          use your actual field name instead of logical_field. Since I didn't know what that was I used a generic.
                          There can be only one.