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  • #16
    Re: Reports of two databases are getting combined

    One last time before I give up, is there any possible way to have the reports reside seperate from the .dbf? By seperate I mean an .adb on a usb using a .dbf on a run-time computer. For now I am copying the files off of the desktop to the usb and making the print outs from the reports I do not want to be mingled with the reports in the run-time. I run the .a5pkg files each time I want to generate reports. I struggle a little with any data errors I run across while producing the reports. I have to go back to the desktop computer and duplicate the changes I made correcting those errors. I have looked over the SQL information, and have thought that might be a solution later on.

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    • #17
      Re: Reports of two databases are getting combined

      One last time before I give up, is there any possible way to have the reports reside seperate from the .dbf?
      No. The reports are stored in the support files as indicated in my prior link. That's just the way Alpha does it.

      If you shadow the runtime to a machine and run the shadow it will not see any changes you make to reports or other layouts on the server until the shadow is updated. IOW, shadowing transfers the support files to the machine running the shadow copy. I believe you could create a shadow on a usb drive but I've never tried it.
      There can be only one.

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      • #18
        Re: Reports of two databases are getting combined

        Runtime has no reports. developer has no reports

        If you are using shadowed tables, the reports would be held in the supporting files for dbf's and sets. refreshing the shadow would clear any current reports and copy the ones in the data.

        The adb does not hold reports either. Reports, forms, etc are held in the supporting files of the dbfs and sets.

        If you see duplicate reports in the reports tab, may I suggest to open the report and find out what dbf or set it is attached to? You may find the report is still attached to the database in another folder somewhere.

        Let us know back

        Sorry Stan. I type slowly.
        Dave Mason
        dave@aldadesktop.com
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        • #19
          Re: Reports of two databases are getting combined

          Originally posted by Grummert10 View Post
          One last time before I give up, is there any possible way to have the reports reside seperate from the .dbf? By seperate I mean an .adb on a usb using a .dbf on a run-time computer. For now I am copying the files off of the desktop to the usb and making the print outs from the reports I do not want to be mingled with the reports in the run-time. I run the .a5pkg files each time I want to generate reports. I struggle a little with any data errors I run across while producing the reports. I have to go back to the desktop computer and duplicate the changes I made correcting those errors. I have looked over the SQL information, and have thought that might be a solution later on.
          Use sets to store the reports.

          If you want to have different groupings of reports for the same table, then build set1, set2, set3.... and put the reports that you want in each set.

          Then add the sets to the database that you want the reports to be in.
          Al Buchholz
          Bookwood Systems, LTD
          Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

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          Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
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          • #20
            Re: Reports of two databases are getting combined

            And as Al usually reminds me, which I can't seem to remember, is that a set doesn't have to have any child tables...........
            There can be only one.

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            • #21
              Re: Reports of two databases are getting combined

              A way to group reports using 1 table sets???? How do you guys think this stuff up!
              Robin

              Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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              • #22
                Re: Reports of two databases are getting combined

                Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
                A way to group reports using 1 table sets???? How do you guys think this stuff up!
                We are just wild and crazy guys!
                Al Buchholz
                Bookwood Systems, LTD
                Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                Occam's Razor - KISS
                Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                Albert Einstein

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                • #23
                  Re: Reports of two databases are getting combined

                  I like this idea. I just need to wrap my mind around this. The shadow also sounds interesting, but I do think the refresh would end it. Then if I drop the set, the reports go with it?????

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                  • #24
                    Re: Reports of two databases are getting combined

                    Originally posted by Grummert10 View Post
                    I like this idea. I just need to wrap my mind around this. The shadow also sounds interesting, but I do think the refresh would end it. Then if I drop the set, the reports go with it?????
                    Yes the reports for that set are gone (not shown on the report tab) if you drop the set. (but not delete the set...)

                    (But don't tell anyone that you can still use the reports from the set if you fully qualify the report name - ie <reportname>@<setname.set> - without the <> and with your names

                    :report.preview("<reportname>@<setname.set>",query.filter,query.order)

                    Which is rather stealthy...
                    Al Buchholz
                    Bookwood Systems, LTD
                    Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                    Occam's Razor - KISS
                    Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                    Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                    When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                    "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                    Albert Einstein

                    http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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                    • #25
                      Re: Reports of two databases are getting combined

                      The new set remains on the usb, and the reports which I copy to the new set remain on the usb and do not appear with the reports where the original dbf files are. All I have to do is make new sets for the dbfs or sets which the have the reports I wish to keep separate. I have another thread where I wondered about aliases. I was trying to make this process portable. Thank you everyone. For yellow82 I hope you were or are able to stop your duplication.

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                      • #26
                        Re: Reports of two databases are getting combined

                        The sets based on the dbf on the runtime computer, but stored on the usb work. The reports I do not want on the run time computer are stored with the set on the usb. The new set is created in the adb with the all of the network connections to the runtime computer. The reports do not mingle. As long as the links in the set on the usb match the links on of the sets on runtime computer is runs perfectly. No mingled reports, no hesitation, no file sharing errors. If the links are not the same I received errors on sharing. Now I want the alias to work for the non alpha five files.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Reports of two databases are getting combined

                          This does work, do you know how to aliases?

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                          • #28
                            Re: Reports of two databases are getting combined

                            Originally posted by Grummert10 View Post
                            This does work, do you know how to aliases?
                            Are we starting another thread?

                            What do you want to do with the non Alpha Five files?
                            Al Buchholz
                            Bookwood Systems, LTD
                            Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                            Occam's Razor - KISS
                            Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                            Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                            When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                            "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                            Albert Einstein

                            http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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