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  • Group Break in Report

    I've been trying to get a report to Group break the way my customer wants it to. That is, weekly or more specifically after each Sunday.

    I have a table with dates and hours in it. There are multiple hours recorded for employees that have the same date(s). The customer would like these shown on a report as follows:

    Date (as a group)
    Employee name, number, hours, etc. (in the Detail section.)

    I can easily get that all to work. However, now what he wants is to break the report into weeks and sum the totals. I created a new group, outside of the present group and then tried several things in order to get the break to work such as dow(date)=7, but all I get back is nonsense.

    The WIKI is cold on this. Any suggestions?

  • #2
    Re: Group Break in Report

    i think week() would be the function if you want to group it on a weekly basis.


    • #3
      Re: Group Break in Report


      I have a similar case and I did
      (1) create a form for "Find date", single date variable to report - which limited one week.
      (2) write the code for get these
      2-a, get find_year value and refer for "week_number+year" find method

      2-b, find_monday from "Find_date" which start week -- It will be set the (start) date at filter
      *code for If the "Find_date" is not Monday then, get Monday date
      2-c, find_sunday from "find_date" which end of report week - it will be the end date at filter

      (3) Filter = between_date( table_date, find_monday, find_sunday)
      (4) Find the records form your table with in FILTER.
      (5) the report command.

      I hope it will help you


      • #4
        Re: Group Break in Report

        You could also add a week number field to the table so that employee hours are automatically assigned a week number which can then be your group and/ or filter. I use such a field with a global variable in my payroll app. When I start a new week, I increment the variable and save it to a one record table. I can then use either one to populate header or child records.

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