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04 May 2010

Turning DataField Property off in a Section Group on a Report

by Patrik Luca 0 comments

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Business Requirement

With the DataField Property of a section group control on a report, you can create sections using the same table. In this post I explain how you can turn this off if the DataField Property has a value in your Report Design.

This post uses an existing Report as example: Report CustGrossMarginByAccount. It can be found in Accounts Receivable > Reports > Statistics > Customer > Gross Margin by Customer.

Solution

Step 1 Add new global variables in the ClassDeclaration

Add new global variables dialogShowSubTotals and showSubTotals in the ClassDeclaration of Report CustGrossMarginByAccount: a new checkbox should become available on the startup dialog of the Report in which the end user can choose to print subtotals or not.

public class ReportRun extends ObjectRun

{

    Amount custGross;

    Amount custMargin;

    Amount custCost;

    Amount totGross;

    Amount totMargin;


    ReportSectionGroup      rsSG;

    ReportSection           rsBody;

    ReportSection           rsDetailHeader;

    ReportSection           rsSummaryHeader;

    CustName custName;


    DialogField         dialogSummary;

    NoYes               summary;

    DialogField         dialogShowSubTotals;

    NoYes               showSubTotals;


    #define.CurrentVersion(2)

    #localmacro.CurrentList

        summary,

        showSubTotals

    #endmacro

}



Step 2 Add a field to the dialog to have the option to print subtotals



Add a field to the dialog by modifying the dialog method: the user will be able to choose here if subtotals should be printed or not.



public Object dialog(Object _dialog)

{

    DialogRunbase dialog = super(_dialog);

    ;


    dialog.addGroup("@SYS7764");    // Parameters


    dialogSummary = dialog.addFieldValue(typeid(NoYes),
summary,
"@SYS62602",
"@SYS99221");


 

dialogShowSubTotals = dialog.addFieldValue(typeid(NoYes),
showSubTotals,
"@SYS26674");


    return dialog;
}




Step 3 Store the value by modifying the getFromDialog method



Modify the getFromDialog method to store the value of the chosen print option.



public NoYes getFromDialog()

{

    ;

    summary = dialogSummary.value();
    showSubTotals = dialogShowSubTotals.value();

    return true;

}



Step 4 Modify the fetch method to turn subtotals on or off



Modify the fetch method to switch the subtotals on or off.



public boolean fetch()

{
Queryrun qr;

    ReportSectionGroup  reportSectionGroup;

    ;

    if (!showSubTotals)

    {

        reportSectionGroup = element.design().sectionGroup( tableNum(CustInvoiceJour)

            ,fieldName2Id(tableNum(CustInvoiceJour)

            ,"OrderAccount"));

        reportSectionGroup.dataField(0);

    } …..

}


Result



Upon starting the Report CustGrossMarginByAccount the end user has the option to print the subtotals per Order Account or not.





Leaving the option unchecked, results in a report without subtotals per Order Account:





Checking the subtotals option results in a report with the subtotals:




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Patrik Luca, Ieper, BELGIUM
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