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Unable to create the sintax in producing a report

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    Unable to create the sintax in producing a report

    I am trying to produce a report in a particular folder and a particular title:
    'vdatex = CMONTH(var->gdte1)+"-"+ var->gseason
    vdatex = "CompetitionResult-"+CMONTH(var->gdte1)+"-"+ var->gseason

    query.filter = ""
    query.order = ""
    ' Report.SaveAs("CompetitionResultForNLTB", "pdf", query.filter, query.order, a5.get_path()+"\reports\CompetitionResult.pdf", .F.) this ok is OK
    ' produces this: CompetitionResult.pdf ok
    ' I want this CompetitionResult-January-2016-2017.pdf
    ':Report.SaveAs("CompetitionResultForNLTB", "pdf", query.filter, query.order, a5.get_path()+"\reports\'CompetitionResult'+vdatex.pdf", .F.)
    ':Report.SaveAs("CompetitionResultForNLTB", "pdf", query.filter, query.order, a5.get_path()+"\reports\'CompetitionResult-'+CMONTH(var->gdte1)+'-'+ var->gseason.pdf", .F.)
    ':Report.SaveAs("CompetitionResultForNLTB", "pdf", query.filter, query.order, a5.get_path()+"\reports\var->vdatex.pdf", .F.)
    ':Report.SaveAs("CompetitionResultForNLTB", "pdf", query.filter, query.order, a5.get_path()+"\reports\"var->vdatex".pdf", .F.)
    ':Report.SaveAs("CompetitionResultForNLTB", "pdf", query.filter, query.order, a5.get_path()+"\reports\\'vdatex\'", .F.)
    ':Report.SaveAs("CompetitionResultForNLTB", "pdf", query.filter, query.order, a5.get_path()+"\reports\"vdatex"", .F.)

    I can do this for data files, but I can not produce a report with formatted file name.
    I think I have used all possibilities in working with quotes combinations.
    I can not come up with the right code. There must the 101th

    Re: Unable to create the sintax in producing a report

    If you have established the proper value in vdatex the procedure is.

    Take this

     Report.SaveAs("CompetitionResultForNLTB", "pdf", query.filter, query.order, a5.get_path()+"\reports\CompetitionResult.pdf", .F.)     this ok is OK
    identify the portion you want to replace with the variable.
    Report.SaveAs("CompetitionResultForNLTB", "pdf", query.filter, query.order, a5.get_path()+"\reports\[COLOR=#FF0000]CompetitionResult[/COLOR].pdf", .F.) 
    surround that with "+ and +"
    Report.SaveAs("CompetitionResultForNLTB", "pdf", query.filter, query.order, a5.get_path()+"\reports"+[COLOR=#FF0000]CompetitionResult[/COLOR]+"[COLOR=#FF0000][/COLOR].pdf", .F.) 
    recognize that we have one portion ending in a backslash before a quote mark so we need to add a literal backslash.
    Report.SaveAs("CompetitionResultForNLTB", "pdf", query.filter, query.order, a5.get_path()+"\reports[COLOR=#FF0000][SIZE=6]\\[/SIZE][/COLOR]"+[COLOR=#FF0000]CompetitionResult[/COLOR]+"[COLOR=#FF0000][/COLOR].pdf", .F.) 
    Now replace the original portion we wanted to replace with the variable.
    Report.SaveAs("CompetitionResultForNLTB", "pdf", query.filter, query.order, a5.get_path()+"\reports[COLOR=#FF0000][SIZE=6]\\[/SIZE][/COLOR]"+[COLOR=#FF0000]var->vdatex[/COLOR]+"[COLOR=#FF0000][/COLOR].pdf", .F.)
    Last edited by Stan Mathews; 03-06-2017, 08:04 PM.
    There can be only one.


      Re: Unable to create the sintax in producing a report

      I see the difference now with \ requiring a bit different work using the \ and +
      I was trying to apply the use of " and ' you did show me a few days ago.
      I recall trying similar combinations, but not as you formatted.
      Well, it works perfect now. results are CompetitionResult-January-2016-2017.pdf
      Thanks Stan.


        Re: Unable to create the sintax in producing a report

        This might help you in the future for character variable substitutions.

        'you have this built
        vdatex = "CompetitionResult-"+CMONTH(var->gdte1)+"-"+ var->gseason 
        'you can see the result
        'you can insert the variable contents into the report filename like
        ? stritran(a5.get_path()+"\reports\CompetitionResult.pdf","competitionresult",vdatex)
        = "P:\jfs\reports\CompetitionResult-January-2015-2016.pdf"
        So you could use
        Report.SaveAs("CompetitionResultForNLTB", "pdf", query.filter, query.order, stritran(a5.get_path()+"\reports\CompetitionResult.pdf","competitionresult",vdatex), .F.)
        There can be only one.


          Re: Unable to create the sintax in producing a report

          Yes I see the opportunities. Actually I did applied the use of \ in web site as // and it worked well.
          I used some of those options in a case of sending multiple files to a web folder.
          Thanks again Stan