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  • Cannot print $1000.00. Get "boxes" inste

    In trying to print $1000.00 on a form for the first time ($999.99 works fine) all I get is the computerized "boxes". I made the space larger - no change. Any ideas?
    Thank you.

  • #2
    RE: Cannot print $1000.00. Get

    did you go to 'restructure' and change the length of the field? If you only expanded the field in yor form or report you might try the restructure.



    • #3
      RE: Cannot print $1000.00. Get

      I just tried what I just suggested and after you increase the field size in the 'edit structure' menu, go back into the form and right click the field. then go to properties, then to format. here you must also increase the field size.

      worked for me! good luck


      • #4
        RE: Cannot print $1000.00. Get

        Both Field structure and form field are Numeric 8.2


        • #5
          RE: Cannot print $1000.00. Get


          The boxes indicate your report field "container" length is too short. Make the length be 12.2 or 20.2 - it doesn't really matter. Make sure the container is physically big enough also. This should be very straight forward to fix.
          AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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          • #6
            RE: Cannot print $1000.00. Get

            Rememer to make sure the length of the field on the form has enough spaces to represent it as you've formatted it.
            takes 2 more spaces than
            Also make sure you have the extra space for a minus sign if it might be applicable (or a user enters it).


            • #7
              RE: Cannot print $1000.00. Get

              Thanks for all the help. It was "simply" the size of the box on the form. I assumed (forgive me, Alpha gods) that 8 spaces was adequate for a 4+2 digit number. With a dollar sign, it required more.


              • #8
                RE: Cannot print $1000.00. Get

                Thanks for your postings. I today had the same problem. I could format my "Amount" field as currency, but my "Total Amount" field in the footer was coming out little squares. Thanks to your postings I was able to correct the problem. Currency has been a worry for me for two years. Dr. Wayne's book does not convert examples to currency, and that gave me the impression that currency was a big problem in Alpha 5. Richard Hollyer


                • #9
                  RE: Cannot print $1000.00. Get

                  If you select the built-in format that puts negative numbers in parentheses ($9999.99) don't forget to provide the required extra spaces. I got bit by that one last week.

                  Bill Hanigsberg