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Report Writer

Post by mikemc » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:12 am

It would be great to have a report writer that would be able to use all the wonderful features you
have for building cards to build reports. In my app I have added an extra card that functions like a report
for printing or PDF but it would be great if the size could be larger somehow without changing the size of the
other cards.

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Re: Report Writer

Post by SparkOut » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:55 am

But you could make a substack containing the report card, and open it "invisible" when printing.

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Re: Report Writer

Post by Mikey » Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:53 pm

Yes, it would be. The good news is that there are some options:
1) Quartam Reports, which rumor has it is being reworked,
2) If you're doing a bunch of database work, Valentina.
3) Roll something yourself using substacks - I say "ick" to this, but I say "ick" a lot.

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Re: Report Writer

Post by Thierry » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:01 pm

SparkOut wrote:But you could make a substack containing the report card, and open it "invisible" when printing.
+1

I'm doing this since years for printing my invoices.

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Re: Report Writer

Post by FourthWorld » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:25 pm

Thierry wrote:
SparkOut wrote:But you could make a substack containing the report card, and open it "invisible" when printing.
+1

I'm doing this since years for printing my invoices.
Same here. True WYSIWYG.
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Re: Report Writer

Post by dunbarx » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:53 pm

Richard said:
Same here. True WYSIWYG.
Me too. There is a stability with using a card as a template, and simply printing the card, that I sometimes cannot quite get with "revPrintField" and its ilk. I have found that "revPrintField" will print from Windows on some machines, but not others. Odd. But "print card" always works.

I do miss the old HC report gadget, which was a pain to set up, but contained enormous power in its ability to use custom functions as vehicles to load data into its fields. Anyone remember that fondly?

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Re: Report Writer

Post by Mikey » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:03 pm

Am I allowed to say that I miss rpControl, or whatever that reporting engine was called?

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Re: Report Writer

Post by FourthWorld » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:11 pm

dunbarx wrote:I do miss the old HC report gadget, which was a pain to set up, but contained enormous power in its ability to use custom functions as vehicles to load data into its fields. Anyone remember that fondly?
Check out <LiveCodeBundle>/components/Unsupported/revreportsetup.rev

Looks like a nice community project just waiting to happen....
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Re: Report Writer

Post by Mikey » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:16 pm

It's actually
<bundle>/Tools/Toolset/Unsupported/ in the 6.x series, I think.

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Re: Report Writer

Post by mikemc » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:35 pm

I'm going to try the substack idea it seems like the simplest option for now
Thanks everyone for the advice

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Re: Report Writer

Post by mikemc » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:52 am

The substack idea worked well but how do you open it "invisible" if I open it and just don't put
and navigation to the substack card is that invisible?

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Re: Report Writer

Post by FourthWorld » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:54 am

Code: Select all

open invisible "SomeStack"
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Re: Report Writer

Post by mikemc » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:06 am

Thanks I'll give it a try

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