Recognizing Report templates

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Recognizing Report templates

Postby rkuba » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:28 pm

I have not been able to get the Print Report feature to recognize a template in Windows Desktop version 4.1.5d. No matter what directory I place the template in, I get the generated error, no Report Template Defined for this database.

I tried downloading the Contact Form database demo from the website, and it has the same problem. I am using the database name and not the filename but get the same error message.

What am I missing? I have seen a "Reporter" add-on talked about in the forums, but can find no place to buy or download it on the website.

A push in the right direction would be helpful,
Thanks,
Rob
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Re: Recognizing Report templates

Postby dhaupert » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:47 pm

Hi Rob,

Please tell us where the HanDBase databases are located on your system (the ones from the conduit) and what OS version you are running on your desktop!
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Re: Recognizing Report templates

Postby rkuba » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:14 pm

I am running Win7 ver 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1.

Here is what I have found.

When installed in the following directories, I get the 'No Report Templates Defined for this database'.

My Documents>HanDBase>sample>Contact_Report.PDB
My Documents>HanDBase>sample>Reports>Contact_Report.htm



When installed in the following directories, the report is recognized, and works.

My Documents>HanDBase>Contact_Report.PDB
My Documents>HanDBase>Reports>Contact_Report.htm


If there is a reason for this, it eludes me.
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Re: Recognizing Report templates

Postby dhaupert » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:09 am

I'm assuming 'sample' is a user name placeholder? The reports always go in the documents\HanDBase\Reports folder, so the reason your second set works is that you have the reports in the right place. It does not matter where the actual database resides- all reports are kept in the reports folder. For that matter, the same is true for images which all get backed up to the Images subfolder under HanDBase, not a per user folder.

Hope this explains things for you!
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Re: Recognizing Report templates

Postby rkuba » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:39 pm

No, the 'sample' is actually a directory, Not a placeholder for the user.
C:\Users\RKuba\Documents\HanDBase\sample\reports\
With the database in the sample directory, and the report file in the reports directory under it, HB does not see it.

When I move the database file to HanDBase, and the report file to this location, it works.
C:\Users\RKuba\Documents\HanDBase\reports\


Not a big deal, just wondering why?
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Re: Recognizing Report templates

Postby Brian_Houghton » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:51 am

The report files should always go in ...\HanDBase\Reports\
HanDBase does not check any other folder for the report files.
If any of our documentation pointed towards a "Samples" folder we apologize as it is not utilized.



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Re: Recognizing Report templates

Postby samsinclair » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:44 am

i need help please

am having the same error 'No Report Templates Defined for this database'
and have tried what i saw in the posts above
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Re: Recognizing Report templates

Postby dhaupert » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:04 pm

To better support you, please tell me the full path where you are placing the reports, and paste the actual report text into your reply as well so I can check the formatting of your first line!
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Re: Recognizing Report templates

Postby samsinclair » Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:55 am

Sorry Dave, I have got the basic features in the contact report templates. What I need now is using advanced functions to follow Links and relationships and show all of my data in a single report. I have 3 related databases
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Re: Recognizing Report templates

Postby Brian_Houghton » Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:42 pm

Hi,

Please read over the following, as it describes how to do what you need:

Link Tags: If a field follows a link, then it can encompass those fields that will be followed on the next database:

<follow field9>
<field1>
<field2>
</field9>

Once you begin a link tag pair, whatever data aware tags are used, will be filled with the data from the linked database. Link tags may be nested up to a total of 4 databases deep (including the link calling database).

Hope this helps.
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