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Virtuoso
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Many of us (if not all of us) at one time or another have had to hand code column TITLEs when using SUBHEADs in a report. This is because FOCUS always puts TITLEs Text ABOVE the SUBHEAD Text. If you want the TITLEs Text to appear BELOW the SUBHEAD Text you need to hand code it as part of the SUBHEAD.

I spoke with an IBI product person years ago at a Summit Conference about adding additional syntax that would control the placement of TITLEs Text ABOVE or BELOW the SUBHEAD Text. To me this would be the greatest new feature to have since the BY TOTAL statement. What does everyone else think?

Should IBI enhance the SUBHEAD statement with additional syntax so that you can tell FOCUS to put the SUBHEAD Text ABOVE or BELOW the TITLEs Text?
 
Posts: 995 | Location: Gaithersburg, MD, USA | Registered: May 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I vote for it - a nice touch to include.
 
Posts: 239 | Location: Atlanta, GA/Rehovot, Israel | Registered: May 06, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Virtuoso
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Interesting...I was just struggling with this issue right now. I vote yes.
 
Posts: 1903 | Location: San Antonio | Registered: February 28, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My vote would be yes, too. It would make subheads much more useful.
 
Posts: 391 | Location: California | Registered: April 14, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have several change requests that are equally as important as Subheads below or above Column Titles.
 
Posts: 10577 | Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Registered: April 27, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Virtuoso
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I vote yes. Can think of instances where useful.
 
Posts: 1317 | Location: Council Bluffs, IA | Registered: May 24, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Absolutely "yes". A SUBHEAD should be exactly that, below the HEADING. If it's going to be below the TITLE, it should be SUBTITLE. (Oh, sorry. That's the common sense oxymoron, isn't it?)
 
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And a resounding Yes from me too.
 
Posts: 5686 | Location: United Kingdom | Registered: April 08, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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if i make it to advisory council tomorrow morning, i'll add this to my list.
i also want WHEN= capability on multi-drills.
anybody else want that?
We're getting RANGENAMES in excel output in 713..
i've actually seen it work on the pm's dev site. wicked cool. (means you can put out a spreadsheet, collect user input, and then read it back with an odbc connection that you've already made, without having to touch the sheet again and make a range..range will already be there)
 
Posts: 3811 | Location: Manhattan | Registered: October 28, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Virtuoso
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Susannah and everyone:

What I would also like to see with this new feature is the ability to make the TITLEs appear on each sort break. For example if I write a TABLE FILE request using the CAR file and do a BY COUNTRY sort, I would like the TITLEs to appear again evertime the COUNTRY value changes. Right now TITLEs only appear once at the top of a new page. I would like to be able to make them print again even if a sort break falls in the middle of a page.
 
Posts: 995 | Location: Gaithersburg, MD, USA | Registered: May 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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defintely needed
 
Posts: 18 | Location: Trenton, New Jersey | Registered: November 24, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes....


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Posts: 60 | Location: Atlanta, GA | Registered: October 30, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Virtuoso
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Yes!



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Yes, I have lots of legacy reports where this would have saved a lot of time.


In FOCUS since 1985. Prod WF 8.0.08 (z90/Suse Linux) DB (Oracle 11g), Self Serv, Report Caster, WebServer Intel/Linux.
 
Posts: 958 | Location: Oklahoma City | Registered: October 27, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes.

To have a little flexibility in the positioning of titles vis a vis SUBHEAD and BY statements would be an excellent upgrade


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Posts: 132 | Location: Gadsden, Al | Registered: July 22, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Virtuoso
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Wow. I had forgotten about this post. It seems there is a unanimous YES for this one. Information builders are you listening. Way back in 2005 I had put this in as a NFR (new feature request) and it was turned down! Perhaps if everyone opens a case with Information Builders and requests this maybe it will make it onto the "TO DO" list if it isn't there already.


Thanks!

Mickey

FOCUS/WebFOCUS 1990 - 2011
 
Posts: 995 | Location: Gaithersburg, MD, USA | Registered: May 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes - add me to the list.
 
Posts: 60 | Location: Ellensburg Washington | Registered: May 22, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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a little flexibility in the positioning of titles

Same for positioning the individual columns, like cell padding at column level rather at report level. Many times I wish I have such control, especially with OVER, { the keyword IN doesn't seem to work with the GUI }

I call myselself a nubi(not numpty, of course) as an excuse for not knowing everything WF has offered. Please kindly hit me on the head if this is already available.

Thanks.

Hua


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Posts: 305 | Location: Winnipeg,MB | Registered: May 12, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi,

Is this something that IBI will be doing yet? I have something very similar to this problem. Does anyone have any alternatives to this issue temporarily?
Any information would be great.
Thanks.

Best Regards,

Jimmy Pang


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Posts: 117 | Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Registered: February 29, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Virtuoso
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Yes, of course!



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When?


WebFOCUS 8.1.05 Windows 7, all output
 
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Absolutlely, as long as I don't have to change the several dozen reports that I have already hand coded.


In FOCUS since 1985. Prod WF 8.0.08 (z90/Suse Linux) DB (Oracle 11g), Self Serv, Report Caster, WebServer Intel/Linux.
 
Posts: 958 | Location: Oklahoma City | Registered: October 27, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Virtuoso
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You shouldn't Smiler. If IBI implemented that feature someday, they would obviously create a new setting that would allow us to use it or ignore it to make sure existing code runs as always.

Something like:
SET TITLESUBHPOS={ABOVE | BELOW}


or perhaps in good FOCUS convention:
SET TITLESUBHPOS={OLD | NEW}



Prod/Dev: WF Server 8008/Win 2008 - WF Client 8008/Win 2008 - Dev. Studio: 8008/Windows 7 - DBMS: Oracle 11g Rel 2
Test: Dev. Studio 8008 /Windows 7 (Local) Output:HTML, EXL2K.
 
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