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Aug 30, 2007 at 09:46 PM

Selection Problem

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Post Author: gary

CA Forum: Formula

I have a report that was running fine but decided we needed to add another selection restraint. The field, called InvoiceType has four possible values, "ADV", "DEP", "MIS" and "SHP". The new selection constraint was to include only "MIS" and "SHP". I added a constraint to select "MIS" and "SHP" and ran the report. It looked like it was running but sat there for a considerable time with the hourglass showing. Finally it gave the "Program is not responding" error. I tried several things included rebooting my computer and calling the headquarters site to see if there was anything going on with the server that was causing my query to time out. Nothing worked until I changed the selection criteria to exclude "ADV" and "DEP" instead of including "MIS" and "SHP". This seems a bit bizarre. I'm wondering if anyone else has had anything like this happen and, if so, did you find any other way to deal with it. I would much rather have a positive selection in my queries than a negative selection. To me this makes it easier to locate the problem in case another data element gets added and starts being included on the report by default.

I am using CR XI R2 over the Progress database. I am remote from the Progress server (It's in Illinois, I am in California).

Thanks for any feedback.

Gary