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    Hi,

    I have a button on a main menu that prints a report to preview, when EXIT is pressed in preview, a dialog asks if they want to go to the form that the report is based on. If YES is selected, the script runs to open the new form, but it doesn't show. It is open in another window. If I add a parentform.close() command, the report stays open in the background, but the new form shows and is active.

    I need a report.close("Report name") command. After a user clicks on the EXIT in report.preview() how do you continue the script and close the preview window?

    Suggestions.

    Thanks ~ Tom

    #2
    Re: report preview close

    Tom,

    Pls show us the script.

    In the meantime, consider whether the preview is modal or modeless. It sounds like maybe you need to use the optional "session_modal" parameter when previewing the report.

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      #3
      Re: report preview close

      Below is my code. The wrap tags around selected text didn't work.

      ----------code
      :Report.preview("Dates_POC_Annual","left(Lname,1)<>'!'")

      Response = ui_msg_box("Goto Form","Go to Form to Edit MD Orders?",4+32)

      IF Response = UI_YES_SELECTED
      if is_object("POC_Dates") then
      POC_Dates.show()
      POC_Dates.activate()
      Else
      :Form.view("POC_Dates")
      end if
      parentform.close() 'without this form above does not open. With this, form opens but preview is showing in the background.
      END IF

      -----------------

      Thanks,

      Tom

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        #4
        Re: report preview close

        Try:

        Code:
        :Report.preview("Dates_POC_Annual","left(Lname,1)<>'!'"[COLOR="#FF0000"], "", .t.[/COLOR])
        -- tom

        ps - use the pound sign button on the advanced reply editor to insert code tags around selected text

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          #5
          Re: report preview close

          Yessssssssss - thank you Tom.

          So it needs to print "modal". I've not used modal or modeless in report printing before.

          Thanks again. ~ Tom

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