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  • Last Record in a group

    I am trying to find a way to reference the last record in a group in an emb browse or stand alone browse (not on a report) where records are sorted by groupID. Please see attached.
    Alpha has First(), Last(), Previous(), but surprisingly no Next(). A Next() function would have solved my problem. Any suggestion? Thanks.

  • #2
    Re: Last Record in a group

    What does "find a way to reference the last record in a group" mean? Are you trying to build a query that only displays the "last" records in each group? Are you trying to export the "last" records in each group? Are you trying to highlight the "last" record in each group? what?


    • #3
      Re: Last Record in a group

      Hi Tom:
      Purpose: I have a GrpTotal (calc field) that returns the total of each group and it appears in the 1st record of each group. Instead of showing the group total on the same row as the 1st record of each group I would like to show it on the row containing the last record of each group (if possible and if it's not too much trouble). Please see attached.


      • #4
        Re: Last Record in a group

        Gaby, sorry, the creative muse is silent (at least for me). Don't see an easy solution. I suppose a script could be written that would fetch through the records, blanking all grptot fields except the last in each group. For the last in each group the script could compute the current grptot and stick the value in that field. This would give you the desired result. However, the result would not be dynamic. It would give you a snapshot showing totals as of a particular moment in time, only. Data entry occurring afterwards would not be reflected in the grptot fields until you re-ran the script.


        • #5
          Re: Last Record in a group

          No problem. It's good enough the way it is now. Thanks for your feedback.


          • #6
            Re: Last Record in a group

            Number the detail lines with the routine that keeps the number of entries in the parent record.

            Then you can compare the parent with the detail to see if you are on the last record.

            Like Stan pointed to this afternoon...

            Numbering browse lines...
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            • #7
              Re: Last Record in a group

              OR....instead of their "Easy" ways, you could make your little problem into a huge one (as I did once!) where you can dynamically create groups, totals, and such. :)

              The attached screen shots have data from tables, calculated fields and subtotals/totals (placed where wanted). It can be shown in detail or summary mode.

              ;) ...just teasing a bit Gaby--you already indicated what you wanted was not worth a ton of work---but I wanted to also point out to future readers that it is possible to go even further than what you are doing....and oddly this seems to be decently stable as a browse (changes allowed in records via additional form).

              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


              • #8
                Re: Last Record in a group

                Hi Mike:
                If Alpha had a Next() function (surprising that it doesn't) it would have helped.
                Pretty amazing what your have in your screen shots. I am going to take a closer look at them and try to figure out how it was done (If I can come up with something similar even without the dynamic aspect of it, I'll be happy) - Thanks.