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Multiple Detail Band in Visual FoxPro 9
After countless trials and errors, with each error pounding one of my faithful neurons, reading (and re-reading and re-reading), roundtrips to the Program Files\VFP9\Samples directory and pathetic attempts to have a crash course on 'Absorbing the Mozart Effect 101'... I finally figured out how to make VFP9's multiple detail band feature work on one of my reports.
(And no, Mozart wasn't helpful this time.)
More than 77 neurons are off to meet their maker. I stopped counting though an hour and a half ago, so there's probably more. (And we're not even counting the injured and now-limb-less ones.)
Yes I know... I'm quite late with this. Most VFP9 coders are now using the multiple detail band to extract data from different databases located in parallel universes while I have been using the dump N table records to one 'cursor/table holder' with generic field names where I can extract data for reporting...
... or firing up CrystalReports.
Anyway at 1:37AM, I'm scribbling this down just in case an alien decides to teleport its presence here in this room, do some wholesome (I hope) experiments and decides to mind-wipe me afterwards, which might possibly corrupt this multiple-detail-band-eureka moments I have.
Also this could probably help a coder out there who decides to google things after being mind-wiped by an alien.
Just a basic overview... I'll call these step by step 'hints' not a 'guide'. (A User Guide expert would scream bloody hell when he sees this. (But trust me a programmer will understand. (Especially those mind-wiped by aliens.)))
Parent.dbf / Child01.dbf / Child02.dbf
Right click = Right click in the Report Designer.
Hope this helps.
Now I'm off to re-inspect the protective shields of this room.
Disclaimers are for castrated EARTHLINGS.
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