Using functions for output

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Using functions for output

Postby chedderslam » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:24 pm

I am just getting started using Sun's report builder, which was recommended here:
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=8968

I can't quite figure out how to use it, though.

All I am trying to do is output the current date at the top of the report. I think I need to use a function, but I can't get the syuntax correct. No matter what I try, I just get a blank when running the report.

I have tried:
[now]
[now()]
date[now]
etc, etc.

Is there better documentation any where for the report builder? The download page has a couple of links to articles, but they are very brief.

Thanks,
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Re: using functions for output

Postby TheGurkha » Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:11 am

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Re: using functions for output

Postby chedderslam » Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:09 pm

Yes, those were the pages I have looked at. But they don't have any examples. Can somebody please help me get started?
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Re: using functions for output

Postby Villeroy » Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:27 pm

I don't use the report builder add-on, but in the end all reports are embedded Writer documents. Once you created the report, open it in edit-mode (right-click>Edit...) and insert an ordinary Writer field.
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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