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    Report "order" problem

    Trying to set the "order" that a "report" is to print. No matter what I try, the print sequence is always "Recno".

    The report is printing from a set. The set has a Master, two detail tables with "one to one" link and one detail in a "one to many" link.

    I am using an date argument to set the "filter". I am using the same date field to "order" the report.

    The Master and two "one to one" tables fields are used in the page header. The "one to many" table fields are used in the detail section.

    The detail is also as a group. Somehow, "Recno" must be a base filter, though it doesn't show. on the "Select records to print" the "order" shows the Master table date as the order, but the report still prints in "recno" seq. Is there a problem with having the same Master date field being the "filter" and "order"?

    Re: Report "order" problem

    Is there a problem with having the same Master date field being the "filter" and "order"?
    Shouldn't be. Can you attach a sample illustrating the problem? Do you see the same problem if you design a report in AlphaSports based on the invoice set?
    There can be only one.


      Re: Report "order" problem

      If you are only ordering on the date then you haven't exceeded the 240 character order limit that will do much of what you are stating.....sooooo, try using stod() to convert your date to a sortable field.....have had issues with a date sometimes sorting and other times not with this conversion solving 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: Report "order" problem

        Stan, I went to alphasports, the Invoiced report added date as the order and no filter. I also change the 4th record date to todays date because the invoice file records samples were in rec and date sequence. It also printed in recno sequence NOT date sequence.

        Any other ideas?


          Re: Report "order" problem

          Mike, I did as you advised. I used DTOS(). That had no change on the problem. Still printed in recno sequence.


            Re: Report "order" problem

            IF the AlphaSports actually does represent your database and the Invoice report, then just change the group order to be based on the set instead of ordering on the break....the latter takes precedence over the set order. Using the date field then orders the report by date.

            You could leave it ordered by break if you add the date field there as well if needed....but NOT both! :)
            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: Report "order" problem

              Mike, using "set order" fixed the problem. Thanks!