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    How to suppress repeated values on report?
    How to put a null value into a numeric field by using xbasic function such as IIF()?

  • #2
    Re: suppress repeated values on report

    See this link to suppress repeated values on report

    http://wiki.alphasoftware.com/BLANK_DUPLICATE+Function

    Tom Baker

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    • #3
      Re: suppress repeated values on report

      Repeating values can also happen if the report is based on a one to many set and fields from the parent table are dropped into the detail band of the report layout.

      Fur-Jiang, if you're seeing the number of duplicates matches the number of linked child table records it's likely a simple design change in your layout will fix this. Check the "Designing for one-to-many set" section of the user guide discussion of reports.

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      • #4
        Re: suppress repeated values on report

        Thanks a lot for the help. But I cannot get the right expression. I used blank_duplicate(padrn, grp >grand) and it shows Result: Type C. But it was reverted to the original expression of "pa -> padrn". What got wrong?

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        • #5
          Re: suppress repeated values on report

          Like Tom Cone said.... groupings

          or an example of exactly what you are trying to do.
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          • #6
            Re: suppress repeated values on report

            Originally posted by leufj View Post
            How to put a null value into a numeric field by using xbasic function such as IIF()?
            Fur-Jiang
            The problem of two questions in one thread is mostly confusing.
            One subject is discussed and the other will be ignored/forgotten.
            Or you get a confusing pell-mell discussion caused by two subjects.

            Anyway here's the Xbasic command:
            Code:
            Numfield = iif ("blue" = "green",20,0)
            Numfield is the numeric field and blue=green is the condition.
            20 is the value that Numfield gets if the condition is .T. and
            0 if the condition is .F.

            There has been a lot of discussion about the null as a numeric value one would like to have as fieldvalue.
            Null values are not possible in numeric .dbf fields. They are not supported. So default is zero then.
            Most things are simple but unfortunately only after the first time

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            • #7
              Re: suppress repeated values on report

              As Ton stated....a lot of posts on this subject.

              But although true that
              Null values are not possible in numeric .dbf fields. They are not supported. So default is zero then.
              you can still have a blank field show up if that is what is wanted by simply setting the numeric field's Text value to "". This can be done in a form or a browse...syntax resembling this---

              topparent:Browse1:Your_numeric_field.Text =""

              Now also what Ton said about this thread being off topic is even more true but felt that a bit more clarity was warranted.
              Mike
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              • #8
                Re: suppress repeated values on report

                Hi Mike,

                Always nice to see comments, clarity, discussions etc.

                So thanks for that but how can you give that more structure?

                I always use the formattingsyle -see attachement -
                But then an empty and a zero are displayed as ""

                Can you make a distinction between them in display?

                Ton
                Most things are simple but unfortunately only after the first time

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                • #9
                  Re: suppress repeated values on report

                  Ton,
                  I am not understanding what you want exactly....when you "blank" the text on a form, it will blank the record in the table as well....same if you delete the 0 in the table it will then show up on the form as a blank.

                  If I remember right, null numerics are stored/considered as 0 in dbf....but the display can indicate which is which.
                  Mike
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                  • #10
                    Re: suppress repeated values on report

                    Originally posted by MikeC View Post
                    Ton,
                    If I remember right, null numerics are stored/considered as 0 in dbf....but the display can indicate which is which.
                    Hi Mike,

                    When you create an empty record the Numfields are not yet used.
                    But the value of such a field is the same as a Numfield which value represents the result of this calculation 9+3-12
                    Both are zero. So IMHO the display cannot indicate the difference.

                    Ton
                    Most things are simple but unfortunately only after the first time

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