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    Re: Reports disappeared

    At one point it fixed itself. Not sure what I did but it may have had to do with me deleting ALL reports in the workspace - so now it works. So I can't duplicate it now (until it happens again)
    Tried the dictionary update, rebuild indexes thing - did not fix it for me.
    Thanks Stan.


      Re: Reports disappeared

      Thanks for the response Stan - no it doesn't show or list with those commands but if I try to save a report to the missing name it gives the duplicate layout error. I just had a quick play with a copy of the alb file outside the program - renaming as a dbf and opening in libre office (without its memo file) shows the missing names. I'll investigate further when I get chance to see if the dictionary.update will work with this or if there's some other way to correct the alb file. I recreated my report from an earlier copy to keep my users happy.


        Re: Reports disappeared

        Most likely the index for the alb file is corrupt. Just as you could have a missing record in a table if the cdx is out of date.
        There can be only one.


          Re: Reports disappeared

          Does anyone have a misbehaving/disappeared report based on a single table and would not mind attaching it (zipped table from control panel) here for analysis?
          There can be only one.


            Re: Reports disappeared

            Mine are all based on SETS and now I can't find the backup of when it was still misbehaving.

            Next time I run into it I will be glad to forward it.


              Re: Reports disappeared

              Attached the whole workspace. Small and no confidentiallity issues. A report called DEEarn just disappeared.
              Now though it does not sitll show when I try to save a new report of that name.
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                Re: Reports disappeared

                Martin, any chance you could create a screencast illustrating the steps you follow when a saved report disappears? I've never (thankfully) experienced this, so I'm very curious how you are going about building and saving your reports.


                I took a look at your sample. The reports there are all saved "quick reports". Are these the report "types" that have been disappearing, or did they disappear after conversion to "free form" or "Layout" type reports?
                Last edited by Tom Cone Jr; 11-20-2013, 09:27 PM.


                  Re: Reports disappeared

                  IF it was consistent I could maybe. Just tried this:

                  From reports tab rightclick the DUProd report; choose design; add group (the second field called blocknumber); click SAVE at top left of window. I get an ALPHA5 has encountered an error and needs to close error. Press OK and the next time you reload the workspace the report is gone.
                  I just tried it on the DEHourRates report in exactly the same steps and I get the same result.
                  Yes I usually work with the quick reports as much as I can before distribution.
                  Last weekend I was not getting the ALPHA5 has encountered an error message but something about A5 Dialog Box = error.


                    Re: Reports disappeared

                    A workaround that worked for me this time - on the DUProd Report after it disappeared was to go create a new Quick report, save it to the same name (DUprod), close it, and then rightclick it, choose design, the Restore a prior Version and I got it back (although it was no longer in the Quick Report format)


                      Re: Reports disappeared

                      Soory, that last post should read to rightclick the report and then choose Restore a Prior Version


                        Re: Reports disappeared

                        Originally posted by mfriesen View Post
                        Soory, that last post should read to rightclick the report and then choose Restore a Prior Version

                        You should be able to edit a post for about an hour after posting it...

                        It has helped me many times in correcting a minor error..
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                          Re: Reports disappeared

                          No luck here. I looked at the set data dictionaries but couldn't see any problem causes.

                          Did have a lot of problems editing the reports and switching between editor tabs until I defined a report title.
                          There can be only one.


                            Re: Reports disappeared

                            Try dropping the table (that the report is associated with) from the database and then add it back.


                              Re: Reports disappeared


                              Please confirm that this issue is limited to saved "quick reports", right?

                              -- tom