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  • Color Equations

    I am try to use the color equations.

    I am trying to highlight a calculated field when it is non-zero.
    Here is what I have setup

    Object Name: Able_to_Send
    Field: CALC->Able_to_Send
    Expression: if(Quantityonhand>0,if(Quantityonsalesorder>0,if(Quantityonsalesorder>Quantityonhand,Quantityonhand,quantityonsalesorder),0),0)

    Color Equation is Checked
    case(calc->Able_To_Send=0,"Black on White",.T.,"Black on Bright Green")



    Wheather Able_to_Send is 0 or not, the color remains unchanged on the preview.

    What am I doing wrong and how should I code this to get it to work?

  • #2
    Re: Color Equations

    when changing the background color, you need to coordinate with another property.

    on the border tab, set the fill style to something other than the default of transparent. (ie invisible)
    Al Buchholz
    Bookwood Systems, LTD
    Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

    Occam's Razor - KISS
    Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
    Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
    When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
    "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
    Albert Einstein

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    • #3
      Re: Color Equations

      That worked.

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      • #4
        Re: Color Equations

        Hey Al,

        Quick question about color formatting - I was previously able to work with it, but now the whole Color and Font Equations area is greyed out. Any ideas?

        Thanks,


        Max

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        • #5
          Re: Color Equations

          Which field(s) or all fields?
          Al Buchholz
          Bookwood Systems, LTD
          Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

          Occam's Razor - KISS
          Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
          Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
          When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
          "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
          Albert Einstein

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          • #6
            Re: Color Equations

            All of the calculated fields. Did not check others. The color fill rules that I had previously configured are working fine; I am just not able to modify them or add more.

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            • #7
              Re: Color Equations

              Originally posted by MaxEckemoff View Post
              All of the calculated fields. Did not check others. The color fill rules that I had previously configured are working fine; I am just not able to modify them or add more.
              Something is lost in translation...

              Send me a report with an example.....

              Or join the webinar in 30 minutes..
              Al Buchholz
              Bookwood Systems, LTD
              Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

              Occam's Razor - KISS
              Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
              Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
              When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
              "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
              Albert Einstein

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              • #8
                Re: Color Equations

                Seems like problem just went away when I reinitialized global variables. Looks to have been caused by broken calculations.

                So if a calculated field has an error, (ie a global variable that is expected is missing..) then the color/font equation options are inactive for that object on a report....
                Last edited by Al Buchholz; 10-20-2011, 04:05 PM.

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                • #9
                  Re: Color Equations

                  These are invaluable.

                  Here are the debugger videos

                  http://www.ajaxvideotutorials.com/V1...Debugger_1.swf

                  http://www.ajaxvideotutorials.com/V1...Debugger_2.swf

                  http://www.ajaxvideotutorials.com/V1...Debugger_3.swf

                  http://www.ajaxvideotutorials.com/V1...Debugger_4.swf
                  Al Buchholz
                  Bookwood Systems, LTD
                  Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                  Occam's Razor - KISS
                  Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                  Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                  When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                  "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                  Albert Einstein

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                  • #10
                    Re: Color Equations

                    Thanks Al!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Color Equations

                      OK, I have now spent many hours fighting this debugger. No matter what I do, I get an aggravating popup when I use breakpoints and one is found, and there is NOTHING that I can do to get rid of it (quote contrary to the above videos). In effect, I have to click through "steps" for 5 minutes just to get to the part of the loop that is not producing expected results.

                      Also, the software continues to act strangely; when I tried using a sandbox set of books to get around the breakpoint problem, it threw out "could not create resultset from datasource definition" errors (similar to discussion here: http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...-Database-quot) when I tried to bring in the tables.

                      Please let me know what I need to do in order to make this thing usable. As it is, I have wasted 12+ hours that I cannot possibly bill the client as no results were gained.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Color Equations

                        Strange, but I just got the email that Max had posted to this thread...

                        Since Max's last post he has sent me an email that he has gotten past these hurdles, solved the issue at hand and is on to the next issue. Aren't we all??
                        Al Buchholz
                        Bookwood Systems, LTD
                        Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                        Occam's Razor - KISS
                        Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                        Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                        When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                        "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                        Albert Einstein

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                        • #13
                          Re: Color Equations

                          I do still have the listed issue with the debugger, although I have not had any reason to use it further.

                          Basically, I do not have an option to "stop" the breakpoint, and it triggers on every step.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Color Equations

                            Originally posted by MaxEckemoff View Post
                            I do still have the listed issue with the debugger, although I have not had any reason to use it further.

                            Basically, I do not have an option to "stop" the breakpoint, and it triggers on every step.
                            Right click on the breakpoint icon by the line number and choose an option? or click on the icon (now grey) that turned on the breakpoint and it now turns it off...
                            Al Buchholz
                            Bookwood Systems, LTD
                            Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                            Occam's Razor - KISS
                            Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                            Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                            When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                            "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                            Albert Einstein

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