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  • Invalid field value

    I'm attempting to print a report with a filter that asks "For What Group", so that I can type in the name of the group that I am printing, and have it appear in the Report Header as part of the report title. (No, the name of the group is not contained in a field - otherwise, I could use it, I know.)

    The following expression filters out everything I need it to if I don't add the "Var->Ask..." variable.


    When I place the variable (a character field) before or after this expression I get the error message, "Invalid field value". Anyone have any idea why?


  • #2
    RE: Invalid field value

    If I understand this, you are entering a name into an ask variable that does not correlate to any field value in any of the records. If that's the case,why would it be a part of a filter expression???

    If your intention was to filter on a group code, let's say it is a number, then ask for the group number and make it numeric and filter on it. You could have a calculated if expression that translates the group number into a name.
    Something like:

    IF(groupcode = 1,"groupone",IF(groupcode = 2,"grouptwo","unknown"))



    • #3
      RE: Invalid field value

      The text I want to enter in the variable is merely a part of the report title. I would rather type in the name of the group when I print the report, versus editing the report title for every group that I want to mention in the title.

      There may be another way to do this than to place a variable in the filter, but I don't know how.

      Again, since there is no group code (or even a group in the report), then I have to resort to a variable that I can enter at print time.

      The "groups" that I am reporting on are so varried that it is easier for me to print Marked or Unmarked records - that is why I don't have a groupe code number.



      • #4
        RE: Invalid field value


        I've never tried it, but I assume you are constructing the ask variable something like


        I don't think this would need to be in the filter. Just drop the calc field on the report.
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          RE: Invalid field value

          Stan The Man,
          You're absolutely right - silly me. The solution is so simple that I couldn't see it.

          Thanks a million!