Contains tips for configurators working with Aware IM
#54446 by eagles9999
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:40 am
Had a requirement recently to do two complex Reports with two Groups.
First Report has

Group A Header
Group B Header
Detail
Group B Footer
Group A Footer

The second report is...

Group B Header
Group A Header
Detail
Group A Footer
Group B Footer

So, the issue was that I am really lazy and did not want to have to rebuild the second report as there is no way to reorder the Groups and it would be a LOT of work with all the Totals etc.
After nearly running out of options I wondered..... What would happen if I created a New Group with the same name as the first Group... Group A

Well.... low and behold I ended up with this...

Group A Header
Group B Header
Group A Header
Detail
Group A Footer
Group B Footer
Group A Footer

AND!!!!.... The New Group inherited all of the tag and text elements of the first Group A. All I needed to do was reset the Group Condition on the New Group A and Bingo.

Now you can just delete the original Group A and finally left with

Group B Header
Group A Header
Detail
Group A Footer
Group B Footer

BAM! 4 Hour Job turned into 5 Minutes.

Enjoy!
#54447 by tford
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:12 pm
Thanks for sharing, Mark!

I appreciate you taking the time to post stuff like this that stimulates the thinking.

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