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Hello,

I'm using the PDF Layout Painter to show multiple reports. I've set the report's Size and Overflow property to Flowing. I then created a relationship between the first and second report, by selecting the reports and then clicking the "Relate Bottom_Left" button. When I run the report this works well and the second report is shown right after the first report. When I have a third report I run into problems. I tried to create a relationship between the second and third report, but couldn't. So I created one between the first and third, then ran the report. The first and second report look good, but the third one did not come after the second report. It rendered on top of the second report. Does anyone know how to produce a report in the pdf layout painter that has multiple sub reports which can grow so they don't overlap? Thanks.


Grant
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development on WebFocus 7.6.1, Oracle database

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Grant
Oracle 9, Web Focus Version 7.6.1
 
Posts: 19 | Registered: August 02, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Grant

Would you be so kind to update your signature so we know what version ou are using and what platform(s).

We are using some compound reports and the creation is not very easy.
I have a report with some small tables, a graph and one long table that hase an overflow part.
I tried a second one but until now the result is not what I would like.




Frank

prod: WF 7.6.10 platform Windows,
databases: msSQL2000, msSQL2005, RMS, Oracle, Sybase,IE7
test: WF 7.6.10 on the same platform and databases,IE7

 
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My signature has been updated. So, can more than 2 reports be related in the pdf painter so that they don't overlap each other?

Grant
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development on WebFocus 7.6.1, Oracle database
 
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We are having the same problem, is there a resolution to this?
Thanks,
Kathryn


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I don't know if this will help...but this is what the documentation says. The Properties are located on the right of the PDF Layout Painter. Oh and please update your signature with what version you are using...

1. Open the report properties and verify that 'Size and Overflow' option is set
to 'Flowing'.

2. Create a relationship between the objects by selecting the desired reports
and clicking the button on the menu bar.

3.Ensure that the top object (report) is selected as primary when creating the
relationship. The primary object is indicated by clear boxes around the edges,
when selected


In Focus since 1993. WebFOCUS 7.7.03 Win 2003
 
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Grant,

We have 762 and have the same problem with a report followed by two graphs. The second graph overlays the first. I have a case open on this.

My workaround was to add a new page layout and put the second graph in the new page layout. You could do the same thing with your third report.

I have not been notified that this problem has yet been corrected in 764.


Ginny
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Ginny,
I am using 7.64, so I would say there is no fix yet.
Thanks for the info.
Kathryn


WF 7.62 OS
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Posts: 13 | Registered: November 17, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have found a work around for this issue. I was not able to accomplish anything with the GUI, so had to work with the code.

Here is an example of a compound pdf that has 4 reports, all relative to each other.


SET HTMLARCHIVE=ON
COMPOUND LAYOUT PCHOLD FORMAT PDF
UNITS=IN, $
SECTION=section1, LAYOUT=ON, METADATA='0.5^0.1^0.5^0.1', MERGE=OFF, ORIENTATION=LANDSCAPE, PAGESIZE=Letter, $
PAGELAYOUT=1, NAME='Page layout 1', text='Page layout 1', TOC-LEVEL=1, BOTTOMMARGIN=.1, TOPMARGIN=.1, METADATA='BOTTOMMARGIN=.1,TOPMARGIN=.1,LEFTMARGIN=0,RIGHTMARGIN=0,', $
COMPONENT='report1', TEXT='report1', TOC-LEVEL=2, POSITION=(0.500 0.063), DIMENSION=(* *), REQUIRED-SPACE=(* 3), METADATA='Z-INDEX: 100; LEFT: 0.5in; OVERFLOW: auto; WIDTH: 10in; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 0.063in; HEIGHT: 1.458in; REQUIRED-SPACE-HEIGHT: 3', $
COMPONENT='report2', TEXT='report2', TOC-LEVEL=2, POSITION=(+0.000 -0.781), DIMENSION=(* *), RELATIVE-TO='report1', RELATIVE-POINT=BOTTOM-LEFT, POSITION-POINT=TOP-LEFT, REQUIRED-SPACE=(* 3), METADATA='Z-INDEX: 100; LEFT: 0.5in; OVERFLOW: auto; WIDTH: 10in; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 0.74in; HEIGHT: 1.46in; REQUIRED-SPACE-HEIGHT: 3', $
COMPONENT='report3', TEXT='report3', TOC-LEVEL=2, POSITION=(+0.000 -0.575), DIMENSION=(* *), RELATIVE-TO='report2', RELATIVE-POINT=BOTTOM-LEFT, POSITION-POINT=TOP-LEFT, REQUIRED-SPACE=(* 3), METADATA='Z-INDEX: 100; LEFT: 0.5in; OVERFLOW: auto; WIDTH: 10in; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 1.625in; HEIGHT: 1.46in; REQUIRED-SPACE-HEIGHT: 3', $
COMPONENT='report4', TEXT='report4', TOC-LEVEL=2, POSITION=(+0.000 -0.668), DIMENSION=(* *), RELATIVE-TO='report3', RELATIVE-POINT=BOTTOM-LEFT, POSITION-POINT=TOP-LEFT, REQUIRED-SPACE=(* 3), METADATA='Z-INDEX: 100; LEFT: 0.5in; OVERFLOW: auto; WIDTH: 10in; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 2.417in; HEIGHT: 2in; REQUIRED-SPACE-HEIGHT: 3', $
END
SET COMPONENT='report1'
-*component_type report
-INCLUDE whatever1
SET COMPONENT='report2'
-*component_type report
-INCLUDE whatever2
SET COMPONENT='report3'
-*component_type report
-INCLUDE whatever3
SET COMPONENT='report4'
-*component_type report
-INCLUDE whatever4
COMPOUND END
END

the key is the 'relative to' parts


SHAWN
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I have a compound report that has 6 reports. Initially when I tried to link all the reports, I had problems too. Then I switched to Text editor and saw that something is changing the order of the reports. (Say Report3 is placed after Report 4).

 
COMPONENT='report1', TEXT='report1', TOC-LEVEL=2, POSITION=(0.521 0.521),...
COMPONENT='report2', TEXT='report2', TOC-LEVEL=2, POSITION=(+0.000 +0.062),...

COMPONENT='report4', TEXT='report4', TOC-LEVEL=2, POSITION=(+0.000 +0.062),...
COMPONENT='report3', TEXT='report3', TOC-LEVEL=2, POSITION=(+0.000 +0.062),...

COMPONENT='report5', TEXT='report5', TOC-LEVEL=2, POSITION=(+0.000 +0.062),...
COMPONENT='report6', TEXT='report6', TOC-LEVEL=2, POSITION=(+0.000 +0.062),...


I *think* for these links to work, all the reports are supposed to be in the order of their creation(in Text Editor). (Report4 after Report3 etc.)

So, I changed the order of the reports to look like below.

 
COMPONENT='report1', TEXT='report1', TOC-LEVEL=2, POSITION=(0.521 0.521),...
COMPONENT='report2', TEXT='report2', TOC-LEVEL=2, POSITION=(+0.000 +0.062),...

COMPONENT='report3', TEXT='report3', TOC-LEVEL=2, POSITION=(+0.000 +0.062),...
COMPONENT='report4', TEXT='report4', TOC-LEVEL=2, POSITION=(+0.000 +0.062),...

COMPONENT='report5', TEXT='report5', TOC-LEVEL=2, POSITION=(+0.000 +0.062),...
COMPONENT='report6', TEXT='report6', TOC-LEVEL=2, POSITION=(+0.000 +0.062),...



and... it worked for me.


7.7.03, Windows 7, SQL Server 2005
 
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