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I have a need for the user to be able to select a variable number of BY fields. They might need 1 level, 2 levels, 3 levels, etc. If they only select values for the first variable then the report needs only 1 BY if they select 2 then the report needs 2 BY columns, etc. Below is a sample .fex but they would need to select values for all three variables.

-* Default Mode: Report Painter

-SET &CNT1 = &CTR.(MODEL,CAR,COUNTRY).CNT1.;
-SET &CNT2 = &CTR1.(MODEL,CAR,COUNTRY).CNT2.;
-SET &CNT3 = &CTR2.(MODEL,CAR,COUNTRY).CNT3.;

SET EXPANDBYROW = ON
TABLE FILE CAR
SUM
CAR.BODY.DEALER_COST
CAR.BODY.RETAIL_COST
BY &CNT1
BY &CNT2
BY &CNT3
ON TABLE SET EXPANDABLE ON
ON TABLE NOTOTAL
ON TABLE PCHOLD FORMAT HTML
ON TABLE SET HTMLCSS ON
ON TABLE SET STYLE *
INCLUDE = endeflt,
$
ENDSTYLE
END

I've searched the forum and cannot find a solution.

This message has been edited. Last edited by: <Kathryn Henning>,


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-DEFAULTS &CNT1 = 'FOC_NONE', &CNT2 = 'FOC_NONE', &CNT3 = 'FOC_NONE'
-PROMPT &CNT1.(<NONE,FOC_NONE>,<MODEL,MODEL>,<CAR,CAR>,<COUNTRY,COUNTRY>.Select Sort 1.
-PROMPT &CNT2.(<NONE,FOC_NONE>,<MODEL,MODEL>,<CAR,CAR>,<COUNTRY,COUNTRY>.Select Sort 2.
-PROMPT &CNT3.(<NONE,FOC_NONE>,<MODEL,MODEL>,<CAR,CAR>,<COUNTRY,COUNTRY>.Select Sort 3.
-SET &SORT1 = IF &CNT1 NE 'FOC_NONE' THEN 'BY ' | &CNT1 ELSE '';
-SET &SORT2 = IF &CNT2 NE 'FOC_NONE' THEN 'BY ' | &CNT2 ELSE '';
-SET &SORT3 = IF &CNT3 NE 'FOC_NONE' THEN 'BY ' | &CNT3 ELSE '';

SET EXPANDBYROW = ON
TABLE FILE CAR
SUM
CAR.BODY.DEALER_COST
CAR.BODY.RETAIL_COST
&SORT1
&SORT2
&SORT3
ON TABLE SET EXPANDABLE ON
ON TABLE NOTOTAL
ON TABLE PCHOLD FORMAT HTML
ON TABLE SET HTMLCSS ON
ON TABLE SET STYLE *
INCLUDE = endeflt,
$
ENDSTYLE
END
-EXIT 


Not tested, we don't use -PROMPT, we use HTML


Tom Flynn
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That will work, Thanks for the quick response.


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-PROMPT &CNT1.(<NONE,FOC_NONE>,<MODEL,MODEL>,<CAR,CAR>,<COUNTRY,COUNTRY>.Select Sort 1.
-PROMPT &CNT2.(<NONE,FOC_NONE>,<MODEL,MODEL>,<CAR,CAR>,<COUNTRY,COUNTRY>.Select Sort 2.
-PROMPT &CNT3.(<NONE,FOC_NONE>,<MODEL,MODEL>,<CAR,CAR>,<COUNTRY,COUNTRY>.Select Sort 3.

SET EXPANDBYROW = ON
TABLE FILE CAR
SUM
CAR.BODY.DEALER_COST
CAR.BODY.RETAIL_COST
BY &CNT1
BY &CNT2
BY &CNT3
ON TABLE SET EXPANDABLE ON
ON TABLE NOTOTAL
ON TABLE PCHOLD FORMAT HTML
ON TABLE SET HTMLCSS ON
ON TABLE SET STYLE *
INCLUDE = endeflt,
$
ENDSTYLE
END

When WF replaces the paramters with their values, the lines with BY FOC_NONE will not be placed in the FOCSTACK. Hence the simplicity.


Daniel
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The easiest way to do this is in DevStudio.
You first put any number of BY fields on the canvas, then multi-select them, and depress the
button next to the WHERE/IF. It asks for some options and all the coding is done for you.


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