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    Ok...

    I have created a report that prints out a monthly invoice for all of our customers. What happens is I run a quewry for our entire customer database from (for example) Jan 1, 2005 to Jan 31 2005. It then sorts all fo the reports by customer, and prints out the invoices. No problem there. The problem is that at the bottom of the page wher I have the page number it shows page 1 of 159, which is technically accurate, but on page 2 it switches to a new customer which reads page 2 of 150 and so on...is there a way to set it up to show just page 1 of 1 or page 1 of 3 based on the number of pages the specific customer's invoice is, without having to run a seperate query for each customer that is.

    Thanks!

    Jason

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    Jason,

    A quick search turned up the following discouraging thread:

    http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...up+page+x+of+y

    The PageNo() function takes an optional groupname parameter which will make it possible for each invoice to begin with page 1. But I don't know of a way to compute the total number of pages in each group, which would be needed to show "page 1 of 3" for example, in each group.

    If no one else has a solution for you I recommend you explore automating the processing that would be required to print all the invoices, one at a time. Your script would identify the customers who get invoices, and then step through them one at a time generating separate reports for each customer.

    -- tom

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      Thanks!

      Thanks Tom. That did the trick and it works just fine. I apparently have gone blind in my old age as I don't remember seeing that thread when I did a search, but oh well...c'est la vie. Thanks for the info!

      Jason

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        Re: Thanks!

        Originally posted by pps View Post
        Thanks Tom. That did the trick and it works just fine. I apparently have gone blind in my old age as I don't remember seeing that thread when I did a search, but oh well...c'est la vie. Thanks for the info!

        Jason
        I have found that this is doable under certain conditions. The top and bottom regions of the report must be of equal size on every page, yielding a constant number of detail lines per page (not counting the remainder printed on the last page of the group).

        I was able to construct such a report by eliminating the report header, footer, etc and adding a repeating group header and a repeating group footer. The built-in pageno(groupname) supplies the current page number and the expression

        alltrim(str(ceiling(count(anyfieldname,grp->groupname)/#detail_lines_per_page))

        supplies the number of pages that will be required to print each group.

        I think I have tested it thoroughly, let me know if you see otherwise.
        There can be only one.

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          Re: Page X of Y question

          Oops - I posted this to the wrong thread

          Stan,

          A link to myself! I've been searching for an answer for 10 years.

          On this report, I am unable to predict the number of records to a page.

          Tom
          Last edited by Tom Patten; 10-02-2013, 10:48 AM. Reason: posted to wrong thread

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