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Web Elements - WESelect LOV built from Database Column

<p>Hi,</p><p>We are running XIR2 (Unix). I am trying to create a sample report that uses WESelect and the select list is populated from a column in the database.</p><p>I&#39;ve based my report on the sample report WebElementsdcp.rpt. I am able to get the list of customers in the select list, but it also loads the Report header and each detail line. The information from the crystal report is below. I was unable to copy the screen prints and didn&#39;t find a place to attach the word doc in the submit form so not sure if the formula&#39;s listed below are helpful</p><p>----


</p><p>Copy from word doc</p><p>Problem: The List of Values for the Select Value retrieves the database column contents correctly, but it also appends the contents of the report. I&#39;ve tried to model my report using the sample report WebElementsDCP.rpt.</p><p><strong>Problem Description</strong></p><p>My Prompt / Select List should contain a list of customers. The result when running is Complete list of Customers and All Order Lines from the report</p><p><strong>Crystal Report </strong></p><p>I&#39;ve tried different scenarios, but all return the same result as above. I need to get the report detail removed from the prompt.</p><p><strong><u>Main Report:</u></strong></p><p><u>Formula for SelectCustomer</u></p><p>shared stringvar P1L1; </p><p>WESelect("Query1_Prompt2",P1L1,P1L1,{?Query1_Prompt2},"")</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>S</strong><strong>ub Report: Get Prompt Values</strong></p><p><u>Formula for GetPromptValues</u></p><p>stringvar field1:= {Query1.Customer Party Name} ;</p><p>shared stringvar P1L1; </p><p>if instr(P1L1, field1 + "|") = 0 then P1L1 := P1L1 + field1 + "|";</p><p>&#160;</p><p><u>Formula for GetPromptValuesFinal</u></p><p>shared stringvar P1L1:= P1L1[1 to length(P1L1)-1];</p><p>&#160;</p>

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    Posted on Feb 28, 2007 at 05:50 AM

    <p>hello, thanks for the well laid out information!</p><p>from what it looks like, the subreport is running off of a query or stored proc. and i&#39;m guessing that it&#39;s a stored proc that brings back formatting data as well as columnar information...just a guess though. as the subreport uses a simple string running total, it will add to the shared variable only what is coming from {Query1.Customer Party Name} ensuring that there are no duplicates in the list.</p><p>steps to correct:</p><p>a) open the subreport up that is used to create the list</p><p>b) remove the query as the datasource location and add only the table that contains your customer party name field...i.e. ditch the query for a direct table connection.</p><p>c) use the {table name.customer party name} field in the select customer formula name</p><p>d) ensure that distinct records are brought back in the Database menu and ensure that the Record Sort Order matches ascending for the database field.</p>

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    • hello...glad that you've things up and running.

      as far as consultants i know that we have internal consultants at business objects who have implimented webelements solutions for clients. you can contact global services at http://www.businessobjects.com/company/contact_us/default.asp

      i" target="_blank">http://www.businessobjects.com/company/contact_us/default.asp">http://www.businessobjects.com/company/contact_us/default.asp

      i also know through this forum section that there are several consultancy companies using the function library now...hopefully they'll read this post and reply to it :)

      jw

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