1. Jesse Dillman
  2. InfoMaker
  3. Thursday, 22 July 2021 19:01 PM UTC

I am building a report in infomaker. I am using the DropDownDW edit mask on a few of the data fields and have built the separate data objects that will be used for these dropdowns. The issue is that I want to be able to pass the same argument used for the main report off to the dropdown menus. However, when I create basic arguments for all the different data windows, the software environment where this report will be used apparently only passes the argument off to the main report and the user is still prompted to provide arguments for all the dropdown menus.

I'm aware that you can created a nested report inside it and then there is an option to assign the main report parameter to the nested report. However, in order for this report to function properly we have to create a data field from the main reports data source columns and then add a DropDownDW edit mask. I'm wondering if it's possible to explicitly reference another data window's retrieval argument in the data source for the Drop down data window. But I can't find any documentation on if that is possible or what the syntax would be when building your data source.

Chris Pollach @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Thursday, 22 July 2021 19:39 PM UTC
  2. InfoMaker
  3. # 1

Hi Jesse;

    FYI: That is a limitation of InfoMaker vs PowerBuilder (IM's big sibling) where the programming language allows you to use a GetChild() command to get the address of the DDDW. Once you have the DDDW's address you can then pass along retrieval arguments to the DDDW as required.

Regards ... Chris

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