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    Sub Report Filters Not Working Correctly

    Hi All,

    Attached is a Alpha Sports dbase showing a red invoice button. Can anyone confirm the filter behaviour that I experience.

    The button previews a report Invoice_2 with the subreport detail filters set as Quantity between 3 and 6 yet the subreport still shows other quantities. I have always used this filter method in the past especially when creating reports with multiple subreports.

    Now this report is OK if opened in all older versions of Alpha and also older V9 builds. Now try this same sample in the latest V9 and V10 builds and you will see that the filter is not correct. I reported this as a bug but have been told that we should now create the filter at the top level.

    Surely this cannot be of any use since all of my older applications have their filters set in the detail of the subreport using SCANNING("Invoice_items").AND.BETWEEN(Invoice_Items->Quantity,3,6), which sounds logical to me.

    Can anyone back me up on this argument.

    Surely we are not expected to change all of our older app filters to fit the New Builds!


    Re: Sub Report Filters Not Working Correctly

    I see the same. And agree that this should not be allowed to break applications.

    I do remember other issues in the past that a fix was to add the sort order when a filter did not work consistently---so apparently whatever has been messing up has now affected subreports as well. At least the fix is easy as if that truly helps.

    BTW--I apparently do not know what the "top" level is as adding a sort to the main report did nothing--had to add the sort to the child that the subreport was based on to fix the issue.
    It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
    It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
    Henry David Thoreau


      Re: Sub Report Filters Not Working Correctly


      Thanks I am pleased that it is not only me that sees this behaviour, also I agree, I don't see how it is possible that filters at the top level can control filters in a subreport especially when using subreports. I have some reports in my apps that have up to 10 subreports each with their own detail filters and these work as expected in all older builds and versions.

      Surely this is a very common scenario of Header Table with Due and Paid one to many child tables filtered on Due and Paid between filtered dates.

      Which build are you using? I see this behaviour in V9 Build 2159 - 3267 (though, because of other build issues, I am still forced to use an earlier build dating back to October 2008)



        Re: Sub Report Filters Not Working Correctly

        Hi Michael,
        Using builds V9 Build 2237 - 3268 which is just beyond the regular latest build---using the New Browse version as well. If you are to report this as a bug then you will have to do so using the New Browse as Selwyn has stated the following when I had submitted bugs relating to Old Browse vs New Browse...May get ignored if you don't.
        We are not fixing any bugs related to Browse in the Old Browse version, since that version will be going away.
        So, I will only comment on your bug report as it pertains to the New Browse.
        It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
        It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
        Henry David Thoreau