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Instructions for creating custom reports

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Instructions for creating custom reports

Are there detailed instructions for creating custom reports anywhere? (it should not be this difficult.)

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Re: Instructions for creating custom reports

There is a book available with comprehensive information on creating custom ACT! reports. Here is the link.

 

https://www.packtpub.com/sage-act-2011-dashboard-and-report-cookbook/book

Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Instructions for creating custom reports

is this book still relevant for ACT V 17?
Thank you.

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Re: Instructions for creating custom reports

Yes. Reports that I created as far back as ACT! 2006 still work.

Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Instructions for creating custom reports

thank you.  I'm finding it very hard to access the subreport area of reports, and when I use crystal reports, the one field that I really need (details in history), comes thru with strange data and font info, instead of the text that is in the field.  It is very frustrating to say the least.

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Re: Instructions for creating custom reports

The database stores the history detail in RTF. The ACT! reports has an interpreter option, I don't know about Crystal.

Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Instructions for creating custom reports

thank you.  With enough clicking, I was able to get into subreports.  I am going to see if I can produce what I need as crystal isn't getting the job done with the fields that I need.  I'm starting to make progress. Smiley Wink