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  3. Monday, 12 September 2022 10:31 AM UTC

I am trying to create jpg files and send them as whatsapp chat. let say user gives print order of pages 1,3-5,7. In that case I generate a print pages list 1,3,4,5,7 but at same time I have to read mobile_no and party name of particular pages. I displayed the Invoice Report in preview mode.

Now the worried part is I have to parse pages and fetch column values and create a csv has following structure(file_name, party_name, mobile_no, page_no).

//Go To first page
li_pos = Pos(ls_pages_list, ',')
//loop begin
//check page no is matching
ls_mobile_no = dw_report.Object.mobile_no[?]
dw_report.Object.DataWindow.Print.Page.Range = ls_page
//loop end

one possible solution I am thinking is to use filter(). Is there any way I can read or scroll to row for the page ?

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John Fauss Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Monday, 12 September 2022 14:23 PM UTC
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You can obtain the first/last row numbers on each page programatically, but it requires you have a computed field (it can be hidden) in the detail row. For example, create a computed field in the detail row named "c_page" and for the expression, use "page()" without the quotes, of course.

The following script illustrates one way to obtain the first & last row numbers on each page using this computed field:

Long ll_page, ll_rows, ll_row_first, ll_row_last
String ls_find

ll_row_first = 1
ll_rows = dw_report.RowCount()

ll_page = 1

Do While True
   ll_page ++
   ls_find = "c_page = "+String(ll_page)
   ll_row_last = dw_report.Find(ls_find,ll_row_first,ll_rows)
   If ll_row_last < 1 Then
      ll_row_last = ll_rows
   End If
   MessageBox("Page "+String(ll_page - 1),"First Row = "+String(ll_row_first)+&
      "~r~nLast Row = "+String(ll_row_last - 1))
   If ll_row_last >= ll_rows Then Exit
   ll_row_first = ll_row_last

Be aware the first & last row numbers on each page can change depending if print preview is enabled or disabled, filtering, size of the DW control, etc.

Regards, John

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Olan Knight Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Monday, 12 September 2022 16:32 PM UTC
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>>> Looking for go to page no 'n'  

Like John said, the page numbers can change depending on a variety of factors,which make any page number a non-static value.

One way to to this is to use John's suggestion of a hidden DETAIL BAND computed field called cp_page, with the expression set to "Page()".

Now in your script, you can use FIND:   ll_row = dw_1.FIND ("cp_page = " + string (<n>))
Once you have the row, then:            ll_rc    = dw_1.ScrollToRow (ll_row)

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mike S Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Monday, 12 September 2022 13:46 PM UTC
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perhaps scroll to the page, then get the row ranges.






  2. Monday, 12 September 2022 15:01 PM UTC
This works !!! I am using PB 12.5 Classical is it possible to scroll to the page directly ? If I have a invoices report where in 50 Invoices in a day and user give print order of page no 50. In that case I have to skip dw_report.scrollNextPage() till I moved to last page. Looking for go to page no 'n'
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