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Problems with PDF in Free-form format

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August 13, 2004, 03:41 PM
<sdavis>
Problems with PDF in Free-form format
I am trying to produce two reports in free-form format. When I comment out the SET ONLINE-FMT=PDF
then I receive two reports but if the PDF is ON, it will only produce the first report in PDF format. I really need both reports in PDF format.

SET STYLE=OFF
SET STYLEMODE=FIXED
SET ONLINE-FMT=PDF
August 13, 2004, 03:56 PM
<Pietro De Santis>
You need to create a "Compound" PDF report. Here's an example.
-* Report 1<br /><br />SET PAGE-NUM=OFF<br /><br />-*SET COMPOUND = OPEN NOBREAK<br /><br />TABLE FILE CENTORD<br />HEADING<br />"Sales Report"<br />" "<br />SUM LINEPRICE<br />BY PRODCAT<br />ON TABLE SET STYLE *<br />TYPE=HEADING, SIZE=18, $<br />ENDSTYLE<br />ON TABLE PCHOLD FORMAT PDF OPEN NOBREAK<br />END<br /><br />-* Report 2<br /><br />-*SET COMPOUND = NOBREAK<br /><br />TABLE FILE CENTORD<br />HEADING<br />"Inventory Report"<br />" "<br />SUM QUANTITY<br />BY PRODCAT<br />ON TABLE SET STYLE *<br />TYPE=HEADING, SIZE=18, $<br />ENDSTYLE<br />ON TABLE PCHOLD FORMAT PDF NOBREAK<br />END<br /><br />-* Report 3<br /><br />-*SET COMPOUND = CLOSE<br /><br />TABLE FILE CENTORD<br />HEADING<br />"Cost of Goods Sold Report"<br />" "<br />SUM LINE_COGS<br />BY PRODCAT<br />ON TABLE SET STYLE *<br />TYPE=HEADING, SIZE=18, $<br />ENDSTYLE<br />ON TABLE PCHOLD FORMAT PDF CLOSE<br />END
Basically, the first PDF report is OPENs the compound report, the middle ones are added to it, the last one closes it. Remove the NOBREAK option if you want the reports to be on separate pages.

Pietro.