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Hi, Simplified example: My table has a balance for month1 and month2, but since there is no balance for month3, there is no record for month3. However, on the held file to export, I still need to have a record for month3. So, needs to look something like this:
Anybody know a quick and dirty way to do this? I was thinking something like this:
TABLE FILE MYTABLE PRINT DEPT BALANCE BY MONTH NOPRINT BY MONTH ROWS 1 OVER 2 OVER 3 END
That gives me the blank record I'm looking for, but I would still have to fill the department number. Not a big deal in my example, but when you have more fields and not knowing which month is going to be blank for which department, gets a little tougher. Thanks!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Mark1,
Quick and dirty, I am afraid not. But there is a way to do what you want to do.
First, create a separate table (TMPTABLE) with three columns, MONTH, DEPT, BALANCE. Make sure that the metadata for these feilds is exactly the same as the matching columns in your table MYTABLE. Now populate this new table with every possible combination of month & department, and the BALANCE column with the value of 0 (zero). This could be a separate database table, or even a FOCUS table that is created / refreshed on a regular basis, perhaps even via the report caster. In any case, index the table on MONTH and DEPT.
Now, in your report do a MORE step:
TABLE FILE MYTABLE
This should "fill in the spaces" for you.
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Create a table that holds the months/dept combinations and fill it will all months/dept combinations that you may want to report on at any given moment. Then join this table based on the month/dept to all instances of your balance (MYTABLE) table month/dept - don't forget to set ALL to be ON or PASS.
- Using AS 8.2.01 on Windows 10 - IE11.
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... or in code ... Think of the CAR file. There are 5 countries and 10 cars between them. How would you obtain every combination of country and car possible (e.g. 50 records)?
Answer - use McGyver technique
DEFINE FILE CAR
MCGYVER_KEY/A1 = '';
TABLE FILE CAR
ON TABLE HOLD AS MCGYVER1
TABLE FILE CAR
ON TABLE HOLD AS MCGYVER2 FORMAT XFOCUS INDEX MCGYVER_KEY
JOIN CLEAR *
JOIN MCGYVER_KEY IN MCGYVER1 TO MULTIPLE MCGYVER_KEY IN MCGYVER2 AS J1
TABLE FILE MCGYVER1
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WebFOCUS App Studio 8.2.06 standalone on Windows 10
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