2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 16, 2012 1:29 PM by RandyFinger

    Merge Field Vanishes in Preview...

    RandyFinger

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      Merge Field Vanishes in Preview...

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           So, I created a report that has a merge field inside the title.  It says "Report - <<GlobalStartDate>> - <<GlobalEndDate>>".  When I'm in Browse mode, it shows the dates that was the output of the original script.  When I click on the Preview button to save it into a PDF, it then disappears and I see "Report - - ".  The dates from those two fields are gone.  When I go back out of Preview mode, they come back.

           Any ideas as to why they disappear and/or how to keep them there?

           Thanks!!!

        • 1. Re: Merge Field Vanishes in Preview...
          philmodjunk

               Better check to make sure that they are date fields that really have global storage enabled. What you describe is possible for fields that do not have global storage specified. While in browse mode, you see the contents of these fields from the context of the current record. Assuming that these fields are in the header, when you preview, print or PDF, these fields display data from the context of the first record in the found set, but this would not be the case if the fields have global storage specified in field options.

          • 2. Re: Merge Field Vanishes in Preview...
            RandyFinger

                 Global Storage was unchecked.  That did it!!

                 That was easy!  Thanks!!