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  • Can't create reports using a set

    I am able to create reports if I use an individual table, however, when I try to create a report using the set, I get this error message:

    Script:UI_DLG_BOX:@=quickReport_title_var_163929472 line:179
    Setupfieldlists (def, inst)
    unexpected expression type in FOR EACH
    Type is '/'
    Expression is 'inst.fieldsettings'

    Can anyone help me figure out what this error is and how I can create reports using the set? Thanks!

  • #2
    Re: Can't create reports using a set

    I have the exact same issue.

    Originally posted by FAFoundation View Post
    I am able to create reports if I use an individual table, however, when I try to create a report using the set, I get this error message:

    Script:UI_DLG_BOX:@=quickReport_title_var_163929472 line:179
    Setupfieldlists (def, inst)
    unexpected expression type in FOR EACH
    Type is '/'
    Expression is 'inst.fieldsettings'

    Can anyone help me figure out what this error is and how I can create reports using the set? Thanks!

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    • #3
      Re: Can't create reports using a set

      Given the lack of responses to the original post three years ago this doesn't seem to be a common problem. Perhaps you have something unusual in your set definition?

      Is this a report for one particular set or any set? Can you define a report on a set in the AlphaSports sample?
      There can be only one.

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      • #4
        Re: Can't create reports using a set

        Please walk us through the steps you're following and tell us when it breaks.

        I've just created a quick report using the alphasports sample, with the report based on the invoice set. So it seems the program is running correctly.

        Help us understand what you're doing differently.

        And, please confirm you're working on desktop with native alpha five data, not a web project, right?

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        • #5
          Re: Can't create reports using a set

          Originally posted by David Pickens View Post
          I have the exact same issue.
          David

          Strange. That's not a usual issue. I don't have that problem.

          Tell us more about your steps to get this message.

          1. What build are you on?

          2. What is the overall computer environment?

          3. Can you build a report on a set within AlphaSports?

          Given this thread the build can be very important.

          Lots of coverage this morning....
          Al Buchholz
          Bookwood Systems, LTD
          Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

          Occam's Razor - KISS
          Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
          Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
          When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
          "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
          Albert Einstein

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          • #6
            Re: Can't create reports using a set

            Alpha Five Version 11 Developer Edition Build 3381
            System Addins Build 4096

            Windows 7 SP1


            In report tab Right click Report >> New >> testnewb_a5.set (this is our main production set)

            I get the following error (which has slightly different parameters I see)

            Script: UI_DLG_BOX: @quickReport_title_var_083144025 line:181
            SeupFieldLists(def,inst)
            Unexpected expression Type FOR EACH
            Type is '\'
            Expression is 'inst.fieldSettings'

            Press OK and the quick report system functions but every report generated using it has odd issues - losing fields I wanted displayed, just too many issues to be reliable or usable. I can set up reports for this set without the quick report system and they are fine.




            Originally posted by Al Buchholz View Post
            David

            Strange. That's not a usual issue. I don't have that problem.

            Tell us more about your steps to get this message.

            1. What build are you on?

            2. What is the overall computer environment?

            3. Can you build a report on a set within AlphaSports?

            Given this thread the build can be very important.

            Lots of coverage this morning....

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            • #7
              Re: Can't create reports using a set

              Can you define a report on a set in the AlphaSports sample?
              There can be only one.

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              • #8
                Re: Can't create reports using a set

                Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
                Can you define a report on a set in the AlphaSports sample?
                There are several dozen sets we can create reports on without problems using the quick report writer. It just so happens the particular set that throws an error (testnewb_a5.set) is our main set and has about 65% of our active reports and forms. So it would be nice if the feature worked.

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                • #9
                  Re: Can't create reports using a set

                  Care to share the structure of the set?

                  Is referential integrity enabled?

                  Are others using the database while the report is being created?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Can't create reports using a set

                    Originally posted by David Pickens View Post
                    There are several dozen sets we can create reports on without problems using the quick report writer. It just so happens the particular set that throws an error (testnewb_a5.set) is our main set and has about 65% of our active reports and forms. So it would be nice if the feature worked.
                    Hmmm.... Have you backed up and then packed this set?

                    While you can have a lot of objects in a set, you may not want to. I find that a form and a report may need a slightly different set tuned to it's own needs.

                    So the reports that are part of this set were built with the quick report writer before this error occurred or with another option?

                    You may try a divide and conquer approach by duplicating the set and building reports in the duped set.

                    Sometimes a duplicate with remove unusual errors in a set.

                    An example (as requested by Tom) will fill in a lot of gaps in understanding.
                    Al Buchholz
                    Bookwood Systems, LTD
                    Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                    Occam's Razor - KISS
                    Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                    Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                    When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                    "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                    Albert Einstein

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                    • #11
                      Re: Can't create reports using a set

                      Just wanted to mention, I had the same exact issue when trying to create a new report on a set. It was resolved after packing the set as Al suggested.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Can't create reports using a set

                        Originally posted by hov333 View Post
                        Just wanted to mention, I had the same exact issue when trying to create a new report on a set. It was resolved after packing the set as Al suggested.
                        John

                        Thanks for sharing.
                        Al Buchholz
                        Bookwood Systems, LTD
                        Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                        Occam's Razor - KISS
                        Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                        Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                        When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                        "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                        Albert Einstein

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