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    Fields on report are missing,then returning! Screen flashes in preview

    Hi Everyone,

    I am just about to finish a report that has several calculated fields and if blank-else statement in the detail section. The detail section has a rich text field which everything is placed on. There is a header and footer(which are working well). In rechecking the report in preview, I am finding that some fields are being deleted in certain records. At some times, the screen flashes and I can only see 3 or 4 of the 6 records that I entered for testing. I also get a "Text Error 7000" very frequently.

    When I tried to send it to a "plain" text file, then open it with TextPad ( the software that the company I am sending this to uses), I get told there are unknown ASCI characters and I find every 50 lines or so there is a question mark at the beginnning of the line, as well as some of the lines are missing (but are in the report when I go back to design)

    I tried rebuilding the report, taking sections of it from the original. If I leave any spaces in the report, it leaves off lines from the detail section. I put a calculated field on the report, then removed it--but when I preview the report the calculated field is still there!!

    We have used almost all the products since Alpha 4, and I have never had such a frustrating problem. It's like this thing is possessed!! Any help you can give me on this is greatly appreciated.

    Re: Fields on report are missing,then returning! Screen flashes in preview

    Debra, can we see an example with some non-sensitive data?
    See our Hybrid Option here;

    We are the
    Department of Sunshine and Rainbows!

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      Re: Fields on report are missing,then returning! Screen flashes in preview

      Here is a copy of the report that I am getting--how do I send you the actual report I designed? When I try to send the layout, nothing happens. If you can tell me how to do that, I can send it to you. I have changed all the numbers that are sensitive here to 1. I took out about 50 lines, I thought it was too cumbersome to look at with the 2 extra patients
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        Re: Fields on report are missing,then returning! Screen flashes in preview


        Depending upon the sensitivity of the data, an easy solution is to use the Tools menu in Alpha Five to "Zip" the database. Then attach it to a reply post here. If you do this, please include directions for us to folllow to find the problem.


          Re: Fields on report are missing,then returning! Screen flashes in preview

          Debra, if you have problems regarding data sensitivity, I am a UK NHS Lay Assessor.
          My system is secure and I'm not in the USA.

          You might want to contact Tom direct and discuss by 'phone as he is your side of the pond I presume.
          See our Hybrid Option here;

          We are the
          Department of Sunshine and Rainbows!

          Hope restored, faith renewed, spirits lifted!


            Re: Fields on report are missing,then returning! Screen flashes in preview

            I spoke with Alpha customer service, and they thought my data was corrupt. We went to a backup from a week or so ago, restored that and rebuilt the report. We found the offending line--a calculated field that when it ws in the report removed other lines. I have no idea why this line affected the others, but I found a work around for that line and now I'm good.

            Thanks for the help