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[Case-Opened] InfoAssist - non required fields for dropdown
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My user says, using active PDF, I need field in dropdown that no require in report, but IA seem to want field in report so can be choose in dropdown.

I explain using EMPLOYEE sample file.

From CUSTOM REPORT in portal (BID), I r-click and go InfoAssist and click build document. I choose EMPLOYEE from list and make Active PDF from Home tab. I insert report and do choose LAST_NAME and SALARY. I then do same for insert chart.

I now want select DEPARTMENT in combo, so insert Drop Down I do and r-click object for properties. DEPARTMENT not there when select table_1 in report I do. So I go back report and add DEPARTMENT even thought this I not want in report, so hide visibility!

Problem become when I add other field that not want in report but need for drop downs and this give inaccurate summing. Example I give in Dev Studio I code -
TABLE (or GRAPH) FILE EMPLOYEE
SUM SALARY
BY LAST_NAME
WHERE DEPARTMENT EQ '&Department value'
END
See, I no need BY DEPARTMENT like IA do.

I try make hidden report to give me value for drop down but no happy as always display on output Frowner

Anybody have suggest me how to go on? Much appreciate and thank you.

Kofi

This message has been edited. Last edited by: Kathleen Butler,


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This not great sample as many drop down be need many extra BY in report but give bad result.

Kofi


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Hi Kofi,

I checked with our technicals and was suggested that you should open a case with Customer Support Services to work on this issue. The phone number is 1-800-736-6130, or access online at InfoResponse.

Cheers,

Kerry


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