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    Mike Champion
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    Default Printing multiple reports per line item

    I am using a modified version of the application that comes with alpha four for invoicing. I am using it in a manufacturing environment and the lineitems are orders for pieces of furniture. One lineitem may have only one piece while another line may have 4 pieces. I have set up a report using one level of grouping and am printing out production tickets for each line item. When it is one item I get one sheet which is great, but when it is 2 or more I still get one sheet which means I have to print copies on the copy machine to equal the correct total. Does anyone have an idea or routine that would allow me to print the correct amount on each line item. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Mike

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    Default RE: Printing multiple reports per line item

    Mike

    Two thoughts come to mind.

    1. Use the label writer and fit all of your information on a label that is the size of a page. One of the label parameters is to produce x number of copies of each label - based on a constant, fieldname, or expression.

    2. Build a database (Kounter) that has a key that is 1, 2, 3, 4, etc to the maximum qty of a line item. Enter records into this database in the quantity of the key. IE, for key of 1 enter one record, for 2 enter two records, for 3 enter 3 records, and so on. Then make another set just like the one that you have now, but where this database is added as the lowest level database and you will have the records repeating the way you want them to.

    You can then use the report builder for your report.

    Watch your counts and subtotals. They may change now that there are more records.

    Let us know how it works for you.

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    Default RE: Printing multiple reports per line item

    Mike,

    In addition to Al's ideas, you might try making a new set, and basing the report on the new set. This new set would contain the same tables, but their arrangement would be inverted, and the link 1:1.

    -- tom

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    Mike Champion
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    Default RE: Printing multiple reports per line item

    Al:

    The label portion of Alpha4 would work great, but it only allows for about 20 lines and will not let you do a full page unless I have missed something in the setup. If you know of a way that I can get Alpha4 to give me a full page setup on mail labels that would be the fix I really need.

    Thanks,
    Mike

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    Default RE: Printing multiple reports per line item

    Mike

    You are limited to 20 lines in the mail label. If you need more, you need to use the other idea that I gave you that will allow you to use the report writer instead of the mailing label writer.

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