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Just wanted to thank you again for your suggestion regarding an FML report that I was creating. You suggested the following define


The main struggle that I was having with the report was inter-mixing numeric and alphanumeric data into the same column. Your 2 line define did the trick. I actually started my report over again and used that define in my final hold file. The data displayed perfectly. I didn't have to use FML at all, but I'm glad I read up on it in case I do need to use it in the future. I love the interaction in Focal Point and people like you who offer your expertise. Kudos to you and all like you who take the time to help out a fellow developer. Thanks again and look forward to your help in the future.

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Thank you Michelle . All of us learn from this Forum and many are prepared to use their expertise to help others in need. When one member helps another member a 'thank you' is always appreciated.

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