PDF generation problem
I have a Spec layout, with 10 records.
Is it possible to generate records 1,3,6 and 8 into one pdf file ?
Without a specific example it's impossible to make a specific suggestion on how to do this. In general, there are many ways to get what you want.
It can be as simple as clicking on each record you want to exclude and then selecting Omit record from the Records menu or pressing the equivalent keyboard short cut. Omit Multiple can even omit entire blocks of records from your found set.
Or you can enter find mode and specify criteria such as all records with Sacramento in the city field and 09/20/2012 in a date field. To get all records with those two values in those two fields.
Extend Found set can allow you to combine the results of several such searches.
Constrain Found set can take the results of the previous search and filter it down to a smaller set that only matches the additional criteria.
You can also enter find mode, specify criteria, create a 2nd request and specify different criteria, make a third request specify yet different criteria, but then select the omit option and when you perform the find, you get all the records matching the first set of criteria or the second set of criteria but only if they DO NOT match the criteria in the third, Omit request...
And all of these methods for performing find can be used in a script with special search forms to make it a simple and user friendly process.
All of these methods change what records are in the found set so that you can get the desired group of records for your PDF.
Perform a find or otherwise manipulate your found set (such as using omit records to omit recorsd 2, 4, 5 and 7) so that it only consists of the recors you want in the PDF. Then Save As PDF with the Records being browsed option.
Thank you Phil!
how to use include or omit set to narrow my found set to what I want?
Now If I find 1, and if I use find 3 again, the origin 1 is not included anymore. How can I manipulate the find set to be 1,3,6 and 8?
By "include" and "omit" do you mean extend found set and constrain found set?
The best method will depend on what criteria you would use to do that.
If these were on separate pieces of paper an you were manually selecting them, how would you determine which to keep and which to exclude?
I think you are right about include and omit found set.
The records I have are spec sheets for sales team, they may need any set of records from me. So the only way determine which to keep or exclude is depending on their demand.
Oh I see, I think add a new request is what I need in this case!
Thank you so much for your help Phil!
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