[Dataperf] "Skip To" in the context of a two-level report

Ralph Alvy ralph at ralphalvy.com
Tue Jul 17 16:49:07 CEST 2018

Did you read the Iteration Control chapter of my PDF book?


On 17 Jul 2018, at 7:14, Dave Britten wrote:

> Greetings folks,
> I'm wracking my brain trying to figure out how to make this work as 
> expected. I've got a time/billing database, with a time entry panel. 
> I've created a report based on this panel that I'll use to produce 
> details of all entries within a given month. I want these entries to 
> be grouped by client, so I've configured the report to use an index on 
> Client ID, Date, and the first-page header has a two-level subreport 
> code sorted by Client ID. So far so good; the format of the output is 
> exactly what I want, and includes some variables that calculate 
> subtotals and a grand total for various footer sections.
> Then I added a prompt for a date that I'm putting in RV1. Try as I 
> might, I can't figure out where to put the skip-to code to make this 
> the start date for the report. My assumption is that this would work 
> like a subreport, and the skip-to would operate on the second field of 
> the index. When putting the skip-to code in the two-level report 
> header (via cut/paste, since you can't directly put it there with 
> Ctrl-F7), I get pretty odd results. When entering "07/01/2018" for the 
> start date, the report is going straight to a record from 7/9, but not 
> displaying anything from the two-level header that comes after the 
> skip-to code. Then the report ends after that one record, displaying 
> both the two-level footer and final footer. I'm not really sure what 
> to make of that.
> What's the correct way to get the effect of a two-level report, with a 
> start-date prompt that skips to the first record after that date 
> within each client, and also omits the two-level header/footer for any 
> client that doesn't have any records within that date range?
> -- 
> -Dave Britten
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