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  • Gotta do it again

    Hi Alhapersons,

    I did this before and somehow lost it. I have a dues app with tables of members and dues. They are combined in a set of 1(members) to many(dues).Dues are entered every month for each member. Now I need to print a report that displays only the last payment made by each member. Please refresh my memory if you have time.
    Many thanks in advance,
    efs

  • #2
    RE: Gotta do it again

    Ed, there are probably several different ways.

    First thought here is to base your report on an inverted set, with the primary table (dues) being indexed on the date of payment field, inverted. Group your report on your member id field, and display your fields in the group header band, not the group details band. This should pick up the info from the first record in each group, which will correspond to the most recent payment.

    -- tom

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    • #3
      RE: Gotta do it again

      Hi Tom,

      That sounds familiar, I think that is what I did before, gonna ty it
      now.
      Thank you,
      efs

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      • #4
        RE: Gotta do it again

        Hi Tom,

        I did as you suggested ut there are still 2 faults. The records are
        listed bt soc_sec no. and there is about 3" of clear space between
        records. I've attached a shot of the report design.
        Thank you,
        efs

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        • #5
          RE: Gotta do it again


          If you delete the details region and the group footer, that will tighten things up.

          Also look to see if you can set 'allow shrink' on the group header.

          -- tom

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          • #6
            RE: Gotta do it again

            Leave the group break set to social security number, but don't set the order of the report to the group break definition. Instead set the order to member name. Does that get you closer?

            If not, can you post a sample from both tables here ?

            -- tom

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            • #7
              RE: Gotta do it again

              Hi Tom,

              I had visualized that the details region was adding space between lines
              as well as the group footer. The report properties already shows
              "no footer", and I can't find a way to delete the detail region.

              Thank you,
              efs

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              • #8
                RE: Gotta do it again


                Keep looking. You'll find it in Report Properties.

                -- tom

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                • #9
                  RE: Gotta do it again

                  Try this.

                  Set order expression in Detail Properties to member's name field.

                  Then specify the group break on the member number (may be SSAN in your case).

                  Then specify 'Use Set Ordering' as the Group Order (in properties of the Group).

                  Should do it for you.

                  -- tom

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                  • #10
                    RE: Gotta do it again

                    I had finally found a way to set footer and details to "0", and was
                    just about to create an index in details when this message came in.
                    Thank you,
                    efs

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                    • #11
                      RE: Gotta do it again

                      Hi Tom,

                      You did it again, it prints exactly as advertized. I didn't know set
                      ordering was selectable.

                      Thanks again,
                      efs

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