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  • Adding a field to "standard" report

    I am evaluating QReportbuilder and am having an issue.
    I am creating a new report based on the 'Sales by Customer Detail". I need to add the Job Number to the report. I also need to sort and sub-total by job without regard to the customer. in other words Job is the primary sort and total field

    I have been unable to find out where JOB is stored. I have tried to read the documentation, but the quick start guide is not much help.

    Can anyone point me to a set of good documentation that will help me find where the JOB information is kept?

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    Re: Adding a field to "standard" report

    Wes

    You just missed the weekly webinar....

    Your question is a great topic for the webinar..

    I think you would be better off starting with the salesline or invoiceline tables and building your report based on one of these tables. Then you can summarize as needed.

    I'm guessing that your job id is in the customer name - ie

    customer1:jobA
    customer1:jobB

    so you would use a calculated field to get the job number.

    job_nbr = word(fullname,2,":")

    translated means divide the field into words delimited by the :
    then show me the second word of each fullname

    so the example above will yield

    jobA
    jobB

    Hope that helps. (see you next week at the webinar..)
    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.

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    • #3
      Re: Adding a field to "standard" report

      OK I see scripting in my future.

      I "assume" I need to figure out where and how to code xbasic.
      I found the events icon but don't know what I don't know. Is this an OnArrive event or something is else better. I am familiar with VB and VBA but it has been about 3 years since I did any code. Retired after 45 years of programming.

      Can you point me to a link where I can get some XBASIC for Dummies? this would help me get started.

      I have 15 days left on my evaluation. This product looks like it will do everything I need it to do, but I really need to figure out how to program it as part of that eval

      Thanks for the reply

      Wes

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        Re: Adding a field to "standard" report

        Originally posted by Wesj43 View Post
        OK I see scripting in my future.

        I "assume" I need to figure out where and how to code xbasic.
        Actually this doesn't require xbasic. It's a calculated field. That's available from the report writer (press the xy button on the toolbar)

        Comprehensive Alpha help is available here..

        You can also look at other forums on this messageboard..

        Originally posted by Wesj43 View Post
        This product looks like it will do everything I need it to do,
        Hard to disagree with that... :D
        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.

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        • #5
          Re: Adding a field to "standard" report

          Thanks for the assistance. I have the field working. At least doing the selection. Now I need to go ahead and work with the docs. I have to put some logic with it. This is going to get "interesting."

          If no job number, do not select.

          So I think I will either have to fix the SELECT or run some logic on each SELECTed row. At least that would be my VB approach

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