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  • Hi Diego, Welcome to the ReportBuilder community! I suggest spending some time working through the provided tutorials and developer's guide which are installed with ReportBuilder. These will give you a great starting point for creating useful and…
  • Hi Giuseppe, The ReportBuilder PDF device currently does not support multi-line form fields. Thank you for the feedback, we will add this to our list of possible enhancements for a future release.
  • Hi Wim, See the following article on how to merge multiple reports into a single PDF. http://rbwiki.digital-metaphors.com/output/pdf/how-to-merge-multiple-reports-into-one-pdf/
  • Hi Gerhard, Try the BeforePrint. You may need to use an earlier event such as the BeforeOpenDatapipelins or OnInitializeParameters. I tried to use the OnGetFieldValue event of the JITPipeline Do you have the JITPipeline connected to the report? …
  • Hi Scott, The Report.BeforePrint event fires too late (in RAP) to alter the TextFileType. Try using an event that fires earlier such as the Report.OnInitializeParameters instead. In my quick testing, this worked correctly. If you are using the c…
  • Hi Gerhard, Use the PrinterSetup.PageDef properties to determine the size of the page being printed to. You will likely want to use the PrintablePageHight which automatically takes the margins out of the calculation. The Footer band is always sta…
  • Hi Gerhard, I would suggest trying a JITPipeline and using its OnGetFieldValue event to populate the chart data. The size of the chart/detail band would need to be dynamically adjusted to fit on a single page based on how many records you are prin…
  • Hi David, I apologize but I'm a bit unclear about your question. 1. What is TFiltreReport? This is not an object or class of ReportBuilder. 2. You "code" does not appear to be Delphi. Is this part of your SQL query? 3. Are you using RAP? This…
  • Hi Michael, When using the ArchiveReader, you will want to use the OnReadPage event to add drawcommands rather than the OnReceivePage of the device. This event was designed specifically for the purpose of adding drawcommands to archived report pag…
  • Hi David, Yes, ReportBuilder 19 should be able to generate the PDF form documents you need with RB 19. From my research, it does not appear that you can completely prevent a user from printing a form unless you employ file encryption (however th…
  • Hi Jan, There is currently no easy way to see your own posts. This is an unfortunate limitation of the forum software we chose to use. We have it on our todo list to enhance the search features of this forum in the future which will allow users t…
  • Hi Jan, We are currently in the process of moving our entire site to HTTP Secure. Thanks for your feedback and patience.
  • Precise measurements and scaling for 2D barcodes is not possible with your version of ReportBuilder. I also believe there were major issues with AutoSize for your version. 2D barcode rendering has since been completely redesigned to support the us…
  • Hi Luca, It is not possible to natively access a list of DataPipelines (or QueryDataViews) from RAP. This would require a RAP passthru function to query the TdaDataModule and/or the Delphi form/datamodule all datapipelines reside on. We will add …
  • Hi Steve, Which version of ReportBuilder are you using?
  • Hi Jose, This is not a known issue and in my quick testing with code almost identical to yours I was able to print an archive successfully. 1. Try printing from the previewer and see if you get the same error. 2. Be sure you have a printer instal…
  • Hi Scott, The file device has the property AllowEmail that can be toggled to prevent any emails from being set. This is how the "Email File" option is controlled in the print dialog. I have not tested this but you would likely need to use the OnF…
  • Hi Fernando, The 5-page restriction is a limitation of the trail version of ReportBuilder. If you are using a trial version, you will only be able to print/view/export the first 5 pages of each report. There will also be a watermark on each page.…
  • Hi Scott, I tried this but was unable to recreate the issue using the EmailGroupDemo and the latest version of ReportBuilder. Below is my RAP code and the resulting EmailSettings are correct when passed to the file device. procedure Group1OnGetEma…
  • Hi Greg, From the "SQL" tab of the query designer, you can right click and select Edit SQL to manually edit the SQL code.
  • Hi Greg, At Delphi design-time, the DataDictionary is enabled by selecting the File | Data Settings... option while on the "Data" tab. Then check the "Data Dictionary" option near the bottom of the "Connection" tab of the Data Settings dialog.
  • Hi Eric, Delphi version? There are no known issue with the text search feature in ReportBuilder. If you are having issues, I suggest downloading a trial copy of the latest version of ReportBuilder 19.01 and testing with that.
  • Hi Eric, ReportBuilder offers full text search capabilities built-in to the product. Which version of ReportBuilder and Delphi are you currently using?
  • Hi Giuseppe, This is currently a restriction of the RTF format that ReportBuilder exports to for .DOC files. RTF does not support having graphics and text in the same "layer". Graphics are given a static pixel location where as Text is placed in …
  • For reference, this question has been answered in the following thread. http://www.digital-metaphors.com/forums/discussion/20887/sending-email-via-gmail-using-tppemail
  • Hi Scott, You can try using the FileDevice.OnEndJob event to know when each file has been created. What exactly are you trying to do after each file is created? Perhaps more information about what you are trying to accomplish will help me underst…
  • Hi Scott, The TppEmail class requires a report to send an email. If you would like to send and email without a report, you will need to manually create a TppEmailMessage object and TppSMTP class, assign the EmailMessage properties and TppSMTP prop…
  • Hi Steve, This is not a known issue. Which version of ReportBuilder and Delphi are you using? Have you tried changing printers?
  • Hi Scott, The email feature consists of three main classes: TppEmail, TppEmailMessage, and TppSMTP... plugin(s). The Email class exports the report, creates a message, and sends the message using the desired plugin. It is possible to perform the …
  • Hi Martin, Which PDF viewer are you using? In my testing (with my test PDF I created earlier) and Adobe Acrobat DC, altering the text of the first form field does not have an effect on the other form fields. If you are referring to the initial te…