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Evaluating Footer "//", "::", and Merge Fields from stored Text Fields…

Question asked by andrewggrant on Nov 21, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 21, 2011 by philmodjunk

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Evaluating Footer "//", "::", and Merge Fields from stored Text Fields…

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I would like to replace the standard footer Text field at the bottom of my reports with text stored in a Global Text field so I can dynamically change all footers in my DB without having to edit each one.

 

When I try to add the fields' text via a Merge Field, the text appears literally rather than being interpreted.

I would like the text within the field to be evaluated just like it is in a standard text element on a layout. The "//" Currennt Date, "::" Current Time, and the "<<Globals::Account_Name>>" merge field are showing up as:

"Printed on // at :: by <<Globals::Account_Name>>"

rather than:

"Printed on 12/24/2010 at 10:30 AM by andrew-grant"

 

Any thoughts on how to get this to work?

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