1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 4, 2010 1:11 PM by philmodjunk

    Dynamic selection of fields to print

    alfredonm

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      Dynamic selection of fields to print

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      Is there a way to create a scrip to allow a user to dynamically select which fields from a database to print, instead of printig from a static layout?

               Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Dynamic selection of fields to print
          philmodjunk

          Not exactly, but you can get that effect if you choose to put in the effort to do so.

          You can use calculation fields that return a value only if another field has a value and you can use such fields for both the data and the field labels. You can then place all your fields on a layout and set them to slide up, also resize enclosing part when empty. Or you could simply make the layout a table view layout.

          Here's a pair of sample calculation fields to illustrate:

          If ( ShowAddressField ; AddressField ; "" )

          If ( ShowAddressField ; "Address: " ; "" )

          The first calculation field would be placed on your print layout instead of the actual address field and the second would be used in place of the field's label text.