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  • Group Page Numbering

    I am new to Alpa5 so please bear with me. I have a simple mailing list with 3 columns. It has one group break. I would like to have the page number start over at the group break. Thanks!

  • #2
    RE: Group Page Numbering

    Rose,

    I take it you created your group break in the report editor.

    Edit the report; go to group properties and on one of the tabs you will see a checkbox for "start each group on a new page".

    Bill
    Bill Hanigsberg

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    • #3
      RE: Group Page Numbering

      Bill,
      Thanks for your reply. I do have that tab checked. I added a group page footer. However; when I insert pageno(), the numbering does not start over at the group break.

      Rose

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      • #4
        RE: Group Page Numbering

        Rose,

        I apologize for misreading your question.

        I don't think there is a built in facility to do this but one might be able to create one using calculated fields. I'll play with it and get back to you unless someone beats me to it.

        Bill
        Bill Hanigsberg

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        • #5
          RE: Group Page Numbering

          Have you triedplacing the pageno() on the group footer. I am not sure but I think that it will reset at the next group if it is in the group footer

          Bob Sullivan

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          • #6
            RE: Group Page Numbering

            Bob...thanks for replying. Yes I placed pageno()inside the group footer. Page numbering does not reset when the group changes.
            Under the group properties for the GROUP tab, I selected order on break. Under the Head/Foot Tab I have Has Group Header, Has Continuation Header,and Has Group Footer Selected.

            Rose

            I really appreciate the input. I have searched the message board numerous times for other problems. I have found more answers here than the manuals or "Learning Alpha Five"

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            • #7
              RE: Group Page Numbering

              Hi Rose,

              I believe that, assuming your group break name is "Foo",
              if you place this expression in the group footer,

              pageno("Foo")

              Your page numbers will print as you desire.

              Straight from the A5 User Manual:
              "If your report has grouping levels, the PAGENO() function can be used to count pages of a particular group. For example, suppose you have a report which groups customers by state, and the records of customers from a particular state may span several pages. You can make the report easier to read by inserting both the physical page number and the page number of the group.
              The page number for a group resets when the group breaks. The expression for counting pages in a group is:
              PAGENO(“GROUPNAME”)
              Where GROUPNAME is the name of the group whose pages you want to count."

              Tom Lyon

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              • #8
                RE: Group Page Numbering

                And what the devil are you doing reading the manual? This is supposed to be a help board based on experience and guesses.






                Thanks Tom, I never thought to examine the function definition.
                There can be only one.

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                • #9
                  RE: Group Page Numbering

                  Tom,

                  Are you trying to make us believers in "if all else fails, read the manual?" :-)

                  Thans for the tip. I am working on a project now that is going to require thsi type of page numbering but I had not reached that stage yet.

                  Oran

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                  • #10
                    RE: Group Page Numbering

                    I must apologize for a momentary lapse of reasoning in mentioning the "M" word. I think it is from a new drug combination my doctor just prescribed for me, Prozac and Ex-Lax. Good stuff. I sit on my butt all day now and really feel good about it.

                    Now, about that database problem...

                    Tom Lyon

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                    • #11
                      RE: Group Page Numbering

                      Hi all,

                      I also thank Tom for calling attention to the you know what. But I must ask, has anyone been able to make the page numbering work for a group. I tried to apply it to a grouping level and it returned the report page number rather than the page within the group.

                      The print version of the manual contains the ominous annotation [test this] right next to the grouping pg number passage.

                      I really hope it works and the problem lies with me because I had developed a work around so complicated that I don't even want to think about it, much less describe it here.

                      Thanks,
                      Bill
                      Bill Hanigsberg

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                      • #12
                        RE: Group Page Numbering

                        Thanks guys but pageno("foo") did not work. I finally got it to work by using the following:

                        pageno(GRP->Foo)

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                        • #13
                          RE: Group Page Numbering

                          Well, darn, I knew that. I'm sorry I left that out, but so did Alpha :)

                          Tom Lyon

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                          • #14
                            RE: Group Page Numbering

                            Tom,

                            The syntax that Rose found to work is in the Xbasic manual under the PAGENO function rather than the reports documentation which you quoted.

                            I had the same experience as she did and I did get it to work although how it works depends on which section of the report you put it in.

                            I found it to behave most reliably when I placed it in the goup header and the group continuation header. In the group footer, it was incorrect on the last page of the group--didn't advance.

                            So my experience is that it is useful but not trouble free.

                            Bill
                            Bill Hanigsberg

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                            • #15
                              RE: Group Page Numbering

                              Bill,

                              Wild guess - You did not get a changed page number because the page was completely full so it did not trigger the page nunbering event when you had it in the group footer.

                              Oran

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