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Suppress previous group footer


I have to compare 2 group footers to eachother.

When some values in the group footer are the same both group footer must be suppressed.

- I can put the values from group footer 1 into some variables.

- Compare the variables with the values in group footer 2.

- suppress group footer 2 when the values are the same.

But how can i suppress the first group footer?

With records i can use previous and next, but is it also possible with group footers?

Maybe there is someone who can help me with this. The only thing i think i can do is add the groupings to a sql-command and handle it like records, but when we do this the whole report must be rebuild.


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Former Member replied

Its looks like you are nearly there.

As per my previous answer, I think you need to count the number of group 6's within each group 5. If the count is greater than 1 then the section is a duplicate and can be suppressed.

You can do this with a running total within a detail section that evaluates on each change of group 6 and resets on group 5.

Group 6 can be suppressed for all occurances - no need to test this group, just hide it in the report completely.

Where you have 2 group 6's in a group 5 I am expecting the information to be duplicated anyway. That is why I suggested moving the fields from the group 6 footer to the group 5 footer.

The only problem I can see with this is if you have sums in group 6. If you move them to group 5 , you may not see the same value as it may be adding the values from more than one group 6.

Hope this is a help.


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