Load page setup (Highjacked EurOmnis 2014)

Michael Monschau michael at brainydata.co.uk
Fri Aug 22 08:05:37 EDT 2014


Hi Rudolf,

I don't think that is how you would use it.
You may store the binary in a local or shared DB containing page setup data. So you may do

Do MySmartList.$add(PageSetupDataName,Platform,$root.$prefs.$pagesetupdata)
Do MySmartList.$dowork()

later on you can do

Do $root.$prefs.$pagesetupdata.$assign( MySmartList.C3 )

Disclaimer: I have not tested the above but it should work.

Regards,
Michael

Michael Monschau (Director)
Brainy Data Limited

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On 22 Aug 2014, at 07:40, Rudolf Bargholz wrote:

> Hi Michael,
> 
> We stayed with dummy reports as we were never really certain what would happen in a multi-user environment when many users on different machines with different page setups would assign pagesetupdata to a single report class:
> 
> Calculate $clib.$reports.MyReport.$pagesetupdata as $root.$prefs.$pagesetupdata
> 
> Note the "$reports".
> 
> What would happen if two users with different page setups printed in quick succession, each setting their own pagesetupdata to the same report class. Perhaps the caching of the classes in memory that Omnis performs to speed up working with the libraries would alleviate this type of problem, but as I never really was sure, we stayed with the dummy report mechanism where each user/print group have their own library with dummy reports that are used for page setup purposes.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Rudolf
> 
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com [mailto:omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com] Im Auftrag von Michael Monschau
> Gesendet: Freitag, 22. August 2014 08:19
> An: OmnisDev List - English
> Betreff: Re: Load page setup (Highjacked EurOmnis 2014)
> 
> Hi $all,
> 
> The Studio page setup notation can help you to store and retrieve page setup data without the use of dummy reports. The notation $root.$prefs.$pagesetupdata returns the page setup data (which contains a mixture of cross platform and platform/printer specific information, the same data as is stored in your reports) as binary data. That binary data can be later assigned back to $pagesetupdata.
> 
> For anyone who is interested, I will be covering this and other useful notation chicanery in my notation class at EurOmnis 2014.
> 
> Regards,
> Michael
> 
> Michael Monschau (Director)
> Brainy Data Limited
> 
> Reply To: michael at brainydata.co.uk
> Phone: +44 (0)870 474 0708
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> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 22 Aug 2014, at 06:35, Rudolf Bargholz wrote:
> 
>> Hi Michael,
>> 
>> Is the report class set to $external=kTrue?
>> 
>> Set report name ONLINE_LOCAL.[ReportClassName] Load page setup
>> 
>> is what we also use.
>> 
>> Regards
>> 
>> Rudolf
>> 
>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com 
>> [mailto:omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com] Im Auftrag von 
>> Michael Rowan
>> Gesendet: Freitag, 22. August 2014 07:32
>> An: OmnisDev List - English
>> Betreff: Re: Load page setup
>> 
>> Hi Reg
>> 
>> No, that results in "Unable to find class dummyreportname"
>> 
>> If I do:
>> Set report name invoice ;; OK but invoice is a class in the main code 
>> libarary
>> 
>> If I do:
>> Set report name dummyinvoice ;; not OK and dummyinvoice is a class in the reports library.
>> 
>> Must be something to having two libraries, but darned if I know what.
>> 
>> Cheers
>> 
>> Mike
>> 
>> 
>> On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 1:52 PM, Reg Paling <reg.paling at lokanet.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi MIke,
>>> 
>>> Try this:
>>> 
>>> Set report name dummyreports.[iDummyreportName]
>>> 
>>> Cheers,
>>> Reg
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 22/08/2014 2:13 pm, Michael Rowan wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi Michael and Rudolf
>>>> 
>>>> I have hit a small problem.  I have two libraries, one for my code 
>>>> and the other for a set of dummy reports.  (The dummy reports 
>>>> library stays with the workstation unchanged after a code update.)
>>>> 
>>>> iDummyreportName is a variable containing the required dummy report 
>>>> class name.
>>>> 
>>>> This works:
>>>> Do $libs.dummyreports.$reports.$makelist($ref.$name) ;;returns a 
>>>> list of the available report classes as expected.  It includes the 
>>>> expected report class.
>>>> 
>>>> Following that, this does not work:
>>>> Set report name $root.$libs.dummyreports.$reports.[iDummyreportName]
>>>> If flag false
>>>>      ;despite the value in iDummyreportName being a valid name else
>>>>     ;I would be happy
>>>> end if
>>>> 
>>>> Why would the report name refuse to be set?  This is all done within 
>>>> the code library.  Should I switch the current library?
>>>> 
>>>> Regards
>>>> 
>>>> Mike
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 1:46 AM, Rudolf Bargholz 
>>>> <rudolf at bargholz.ch>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Hi Mike,
>>>>> 
>>>>> There is a modify report  external object available in the Studio 
>>>>> component store. If you place this in a window, assign the 
>>>>> $classname of the modify report object to your report, you can do the following:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Calculate lClassName as MYLIB.rMyReport Do
>>>>> $cinst.$objs.dummy.$classname.$assign(lClassName)
>>>>> Do $cinst.$objs.dummy.$pagesetup()
>>>>> 
>>>>> where $cinst.$objs.dummy is the reference to the modify report 
>>>>> object in your window.
>>>>> 
>>>>> This will open a page setup dialog for your specified report. If 
>>>>> you press OK/YES in the dialog, the associated report will be 
>>>>> updated and the page setup chosen will be stored in the report.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Michael's method is just as valid. The above method however allows 
>>>>> you to actually view the report you want to assign the page setup to. Beware:
>>>>> all
>>>>> changes made in the modify report object change the live class 
>>>>> immediately, even deleting fields in the report.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Regards
>>>>> 
>>>>> Rudolf
>>>>> 
>>>>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>>>>> Von: omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com [mailto:
>>>>> omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com] Im Auftrag von Michael 
>>>>> Rowan
>>>>> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 20. August 2014 14:04
>>>>> An: OmnisDev List - English
>>>>> Betreff: Load page setup
>>>>> 
>>>>> Hi all
>>>>> 
>>>>> As I understand things for Studio 4.3.2 on OSX 10.6.8 if I do:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Set report name [myreport]
>>>>> Load page setup
>>>>> 
>>>>> all future reports (in the absence of further intervention) will 
>>>>> use that page setup.
>>>>> 
>>>>> But how do I transfer a page setup INTO a report:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Set report name [myreport]
>>>>> 
>>>>> Prompt for page setup
>>>>> If Flag True ;; the page setup is whatever the user chose here.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Now I want to store THAT in [myreport] so I can re-use it later.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Should this work?  Doesn't appear to.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thanks for any ideas.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Mike
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