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    I am in the process - infant process - of learning Alpha Five and developing an app.

    Is there an end-user report writer tool in Alpha Five? Many of the reports we need in this app or "spur of the moment" requests; thus, the need for the end user to be able to create a report at runtime.

    thanks,
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    Default Re: Report Writer

    I believe you can purchase run time with the ability to let end users design their own reports.

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    The runtime does have the ability for the end user to make a report. The developer does have to set this up in advance. Developer specifies many things.

    There are a few people on here that are pretty well versed with this and I suggest you post in the appropriate forum so they are more likely to see it. Explain in more detail what you need so they can better help.

    I never use this because it can require a lot of extra time by the developer teaching the user how to use it and sometimes fixing the mess after(bad data, etc).
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    thanks. i guess the run time in come in a month or so. when I think I can put this app into production.

    thanks again,

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    thanks dave, at some point in the near future i'll have to get the runtime to put this on the LAN.

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    Hi Raul,

    Dave is right about the developer setting this up right for the end user. The main issue is that you would only want the end user to be able to create reports for themselves and not write over any you created for them.

    I have done this and it takes a lot of understanding from the PDF document that comes with the Runtime.

    Let me know when you get the runtime and I shall try and help you.
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    Thanks Keith. i am about a month off but when I get it i'll be sure to ask for your advice.

    thanks in advance

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    Keith is your guy from what I have read on here. I did not know if he would see the post in this part of the forum.
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    did not know if he would see the post in this part of the forum.
    Why is that Dave?
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    Sorry Keith. I just hadn't seen you post much here. Please take no offense. I had earlier suggested he post his query in the proper section for his version of alpha. I was thinking he would get more/better response is all.
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    Dave,

    I think I know you well enough that no offence was meant and on my part none was taken.

    Sometime it is hard to decide where to ask a question on the forum. I would recommend that any question about how to use the software should be posted in the section, that the version and type of application best fit into.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Hubert View Post
    Hi Raul,

    Dave is right about the developer setting this up right for the end user. The main issue is that you would only want the end user to be able to create reports for themselves and not write over any you created for them.

    I have done this and it takes a lot of understanding from the PDF document that comes with the Runtime.

    Let me know when you get the runtime and I shall try and help you.
    Thanks Keith,
    everyday I am a little better at this.
    I have purchased the runtime module for end users and if you could guide me as to where to set it up so that end users could create their reports that will be a great help.

    Thanks,
    Raul Rego
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    Hi Raul,

    Now that you have purchased the Runtime, unzip it on you machine first. In the folder find the RuntimeDocumentation.pdf.

    Pages 12-17 show you exactly what needs to be done. You may need to read through it several times and also practice a little but it does all work.
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