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  • Newbie printing issue

    I apologize for such a basic question, but in some ways I don't even know how to "search" for the answer as I can't seem to define my keywords. The issue is that I am trying to print a report based on the current record. I do the following:
    1. Choose action scripting
    2. Add New Action
    3. Chose Reports
    4. Chose Preview a layout
    5. Chose the report name
    6. Check Display Print/Preview at Runtime
    7. Chose current record only
    8. Save the Action
    9. When I "run" the form and depress the button I am prompted correctly for Print/Preview. However immediately after that the "Select Filter" appears to chose whether I want to sort it, or print a range, etc.


    Obviously this is superflous and will just confuse my client.

    When I "print" an invoice in Alphasports it appears correctly. I have looked at the code generated by the wizard and they are both identical except for the report name.

    Code Generated For My Form

    'Preview a report, label, letter, form or browse layout. You can specify which records to preview.

    record_number = current_record_number()
    query.filter = "recno() = " + record_number
    query.order = ""



    'Prompt user whether to print, or preview the layout. Set default to Preview
    prompt_result = ui_get_print_or_preview("Preview ")
    If prompt_result = "Print" then

    :Report.Print("1Annual_Inspection",query.filter,query.order)

    Else if prompt_result = "Preview" then
    :Report.Preview("1Annual_Inspection",query.filter,query.order)
    End if

    Code Generated For AlphaSports

    'Preview a report, label, letter, form or browse layout. You can specify which records to preview.
    record_number = current_record_number()
    query.filter = "recno() = " + record_number
    query.order = ""


    'Prompt user whether to print, or preview the layout. Set default to Preview
    prompt_result = ui_get_print_or_preview("Preview ")
    If prompt_result = "Print" then

    :Report.Print("Invoice",query.filter,query.order)

    Else if prompt_result = "Preview" then
    :Report.Preview("Invoice",query.filter,query.order)
    End if

    Obviously, I am missing a setting somewhere although I am baffled as to where to find it. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you.
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    Re: Newbie printing issue

    I've read your post 3 times and I don't see a question. Probably just me. Could you restate the issue?

    However immediately after that the "Select Filter" appears to chose whether I want to sort it, or print a range, etc.
    Is that the issue? Set the filter and order in the report itself. Order should be blank. Filter should be blank.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Newbie printing issue

      Make sure that you have the additional filter criteria set to 'none' in the report itself.
      Tim Kiebert
      Eagle Creek Citrus
      A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

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      • #4
        Re: Newbie printing issue

        Thank you both for your prompt response. I have spent well over 20 hours trying to find out this answer. It never dawned on me to look at the report properties. Because of the construction of the Action Script, I thought everything was being controlled through the generation of the xbasic code. I would ask that Alpha put in some kind of pop-up help window when print current record is selected to instruct a person to change the filter criteria in the report itself. Would have been helpful, but then again maybe I am the only one that has experienced this.

        Dave Slon
        DataTamer

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        • #5
          Re: Newbie printing issue

          David,

          I would ask that Alpha put in some kind of pop-up help window when print current record is selected to instruct a person to change the filter criteria in the report itself.
          You have to build a filter, expression and manipulate with this filter before print a report. see AlphaSports - Reports - Invoices

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          • #6
            Re: Newbie printing issue

            Hi David,
            When I am building a new report, I start with the basic structure that will return multiple records. Then I add the prompt for the filter to see how my filter works. If that works as expected, I save a copy adding 'quick' (or Q_) as a prefix and clear the report filter and set the prompt to none. Then I use that report in a button script for the current record displayed on my form. That way you have 2 copies and only need to edit the first and can resave to the 'quick' version and make the stated modifications in the report properties.
            Robin

            Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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            • #7
              Re: Newbie printing issue

              Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
              Hi David,
              When I am building a new report, I start with the basic structure that will return multiple records. Then I add the prompt for the filter to see how my filter works. If that works as expected, I save a copy adding 'quick' (or Q_) as a prefix and clear the report filter and set the prompt to none. Then I use that report in a button script for the current record displayed on my form. That way you have 2 copies and only need to edit the first and can resave to the 'quick' version and make the stated modifications in the report properties.
              That is a fabulous idea. I think I will integrate it in my builds from now on. Thank you.

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              • #8
                Re: Newbie printing issue

                One thing about the basics is they create some good habits - glad I could help.
                Robin

                Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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