Detailed Field Information Related Information Examples & Tutorials
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Choose Report Item

This form allows you to quickly locate a database field or printer control code to add to your Report Body. The codes for date, time, page number, new page, or footer can be added to the Report Body as well, simply by choosing them from this screen.

Select one of the options to insert it into the report.

tip.gif When you select a item, it is automatically entered in the underlying report body. Please make sure you are not adding code that you do not intend to add! Check your report body carefully after using the Choose Report Item form.

Database Field

Select this item and select NEXT to display the Printable Field list of all fields in your database that can be printed in your reports and letters. Choose an item from the Printable Field list to automatically add it to your Report Body at the position of your cursor. Reposition it if needed.

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Printer Control Code

Select this item and select NEXT to display the Printer Control Code list of all printer codes that can be chosen to format your reports and letters. Choose an item from the Printer Control Code list to automatically add it to your Report Body at the position of your cursor. Reposition it if needed.

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Date And Time

DATE (MM/DD/YY)

Select this item to add the code for the current Date in this Date format (Jan 01, 00). Click the Next button to add it to your Report Body at the position of your cursor. Reposition it if needed.

DATE (MONTH DD, YYY)

Select this item to add the code for the current Date in this Date format (January 01, 2000). Click the Next button to add it to your Report Body at the position of your cursor. Reposition it if needed.

TIME (HH:MM:SS)

Select this item to add the code for the current time in this Time format (13:56:10). Click the Next button to add it to your Report Body at the position of your cursor. Reposition it if needed.

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Page Number

Select this item to add page numbers to your printed report or letter. Click the Next button to add the code to your Report Body at the position of your cursor. Reposition it if needed.

tip.gif For running page numbers, put the @p in a Footer.

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New Page

Choose this item to insert a new page command in the Report Body. Click the Next button to add it to your Report Body at the position of your cursor. Reposition it if needed.

tip.gif This is useful to force information to appear on a new page for each record pulled from the database.

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Footer

Choose this item to add a footer to your document. Click the Next button to add the code to your Report Body at the position of your cursor. Reposition it if needed.

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Help

Select this for help on the Choose Report Item dialog and links to related report topics.

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Cancel

Select this to close this form and return to the previous form.

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Next

Press this button to display the list of database fields or printer control codes, if one of these items is currently selected. Press it to automatically add the code for any other currently selected item.

tip.gif Press F2 after the code has been placed in your Report Body. This will bring up the Choose Report Item form again so that you can make other choices.

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See Also

- Report Topics Index
- How To Use Basic Codes in Reports and Letters
- Printable Field
- Printer Control Code
- How To Format Reports and Letters
- Default Printer Codes

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