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I am trying to create an invoice that will break at a specific time or recordcount.

here  is the format that I am looking for
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              title
                                                                                                       image
name                                                                                   myconame and address
(membernumber hidden)
address1
city, state zip
( this info is for the parent co. this co can also have child companies assigned to it.)

<hr>

duedate
                                             subtitle

truememrnumber               company name                                   amountdue
ex:  1234 A                        fullname
                                        address1
                                        address2 (if not blank)
                                        city state zip

truememrnumber               company name                                   amountdue
ex:  1234 b                        fullname
                                        address1
                                        address2 (if not blank)
                                        city state zip

truememrnumber               company name                                   amountdue
ex:  1234 c                        fullname
                                        address1
                                        address2 (if not blank)
                                        city state zip

now after the last record has been found the following footer info would be shown
total amount due ..............................................totalsumof amounts due
some disclaimer legal mumbo jumbo
some disclaimer legal mumbo jumbo
some disclaimer legal mumbo jumbo
some disclaimer legal mumbo jumbo
some disclaimer legal mumbo jumbo
some disclaimer legal mumbo jumbo
some disclaimer legal mumbo jumbo

now the code that I have been using is the following but can't seem to get the the break and the looping right.:

<cfquery name="getParents" datasource="uspoultry">
SELECT     Contacts.Company, Contacts.FullName, Contacts.Address1, Contacts.Address2, Contacts.City, Contacts.State, Contacts.zip, Contacts.country,
                      members.membernumber, members.memberletter, members.TrueMemNumber, mem_Payments.Amount, mem_Payments.memyear,
                      members.RecordType
FROM         Contacts INNER JOIN
                      members ON Contacts.Cid = members.Cid INNER JOIN
                      mem_Payments ON Contacts.Cid = mem_Payments.CID
WHERE     (mem_Payments.memyear = '2004') AND (members.memberletter = N'a') AND (members.RecordType = N'm')
ORDER BY members.TrueMemNumber, Contacts.Company
</cfquery>
<table width="100%"  border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
  <tr>
    <td colspan="4" align="center"><strong>INVOICE</strong></td>
      </tr>
  <tr>
 
    <td align="center" COLSPAN="2">&nbsp;</td>
    <td width="12%" align="center">&nbsp;</td>
    <td width="29%" align="center"><img src="../images/1L4nowords.gif" width="50" height="50"></td>
  </tr><!--- Loop for the primary Records A --->
  <cfloop query="getparents">
  <cfoutput><tr>
    <td width="32%" align="left" valign="top">#Company#<br>
#FullName#<br>
#Address1#<br>
<cfif Address2 neq ''>#address2#<br></cfif>
#City#, #Ucase(State)# #zip#<cfif Country NEQ 'USA'><br> #Ucase(Country)#</cfif>
</cfoutput>
</td>
    <td width="27%">&nbsp;</td>
    <td colspan="2" align="right" valign="top"><div align="right" class="style1">U.S. Poultry &amp; Egg Association <br>
        1530 Cooledge Road<br>
        Tucker, GA 30084-7303<br>
        770.493.9401<br>
        Fax: 770.493.9257<br>
        www.poultryegg.org<br>
        EIN:  58-0704657
      </div></td>
  </tr>
  <tr><td colspan="6"><hr color="000000" ></td></tr>
  <!--- Query for the child records of the parents --->
  <cfquery name="getchild" datasource="uspoultry">
  SELECT     Contacts.Company, Contacts.FullName, Contacts.Address1, Contacts.Address2, Contacts.City, Contacts.State, Contacts.zip, Contacts.country,
                      members.membernumber, members.memberletter, members.TrueMemNumber, mem_Payments.Amount, mem_Payments.memyear,
                      members.RecordType
FROM         Contacts INNER JOIN
                      members ON Contacts.Cid = members.Cid INNER JOIN
                      mem_Payments ON Contacts.Cid = mem_Payments.CID
WHERE     (mem_Payments.memyear = '2004') AND (members.memberletter = N'a') AND (members.RecordType = N'm') and (members.membernumber = '#getparents.membernumber#')
ORDER BY members.TrueMemNumber, Contacts.Company
    </cfquery>
      <cfloop query="getchild">
      <cfoutput>
      <tr>
      <td colspan="2">
      #truememnumber#
      </td>
      <td width="32%" align="left" valign="top">#Company#<br>
#FullName#<br>
#Address1#<br>
<cfif Address2 neq ''>#address2#<br></cfif>
#City#, #Ucase(State)# #zip#
<cfif Country NEQ 'USA'>
<br> #Ucase(Country)#</cfif></td>
      </tr>
      </cfoutput>
      
      
      </cfloop>
  </cfloop>
</table>

Please EE come to the rescue again.

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1) the code loks ok except that you don't need the second query, you are pulling the exact same info as you pulled in teh fisrt what you should do is run one query

<cfquery name="getDetails" datasource="uspoultry">
  SELECT     Contacts.Company, Contacts.FullName, Contacts.Address1, Contacts.Address2, Contacts.City, Contacts.State, Contacts.zip, Contacts.country,
                      members.membernumber, members.memberletter, members.TrueMemNumber, mem_Payments.Amount, mem_Payments.memyear,
                      members.RecordType
FROM         Contacts INNER JOIN
                      members ON Contacts.Cid = members.Cid INNER JOIN
                      mem_Payments ON Contacts.Cid = mem_Payments.CID
WHERE     (mem_Payments.memyear = '2004') AND (members.memberletter = N'a') AND (members.RecordType = N'm') and (members.membernumber = '#getparents.membernumber#')
ORDER BY members.TrueMemNumber, Contacts.Company
    </cfquery>
 and then in a cfouptut group by the top level fields
<table width="100%"  border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
  <tr>
    <td colspan="4" align="center"><strong>INVOICE</strong></td>
      </tr>
  <tr>
 
    <td align="center" COLSPAN="2">&nbsp;</td>
    <td width="12%" align="center">&nbsp;</td>
    <td width="29%" align="center"><img src="../images/1L4nowords.gif" width="50" height="50"></td>
  </tr>
<cfoutput query="getDetails" group="field1.field2,filed3">
    ><tr>
    <td width="32%" align="left" valign="top">#Company#<br>
#FullName#<br>
#Address1#<br>
<cfif Address2 neq ''>#address2#<br></cfif>
#City#, #Ucase(State)# #zip#<cfif Country NEQ 'USA'><br> #Ucase(Country)#</cfif>
</cfoutput>
</td>
    <td width="27%">&nbsp;</td>
    <td colspan="2" align="right" valign="top"><div align="right" class="style1">U.S. Poultry &amp; Egg Association <br>
        1530 Cooledge Road<br>
        Tucker, GA 30084-7303<br>
        770.493.9401<br>
        Fax: 770.493.9257<br>
        www.poultryegg.org<br>
        EIN:  58-0704657
      </div></td>
  </tr>
  <tr><td colspan="6"><hr color="000000" ></td></tr>
       
   <cfouput query="getDetails">
               <tr>
     <td colspan="2">
     #truememnumber#
     </td>
     <td width="32%" align="left" valign="top">#Company#<br>
#FullName#<br>
#Address1#<br>
<cfif Address2 neq ''>#address2#<br></cfif>
#City#, #Ucase(State)# #zip#
<cfif Country NEQ 'USA'>
<br> #Ucase(Country)#</cfif></td>
     </tr>
   </cfoutput>
</cfoutput>

</table>

2) page breaks are determined by the users local printer setting; if a user has a 1" margin their page breaks will be different than a user with a 1/2" margin look at teh css attribute pageBreakBefore and pageBreakAfter, they might be of use

3) you need an if inside the output to determine when to insert the css from 2 above and this will be dependant upon the page/invoice header for page one and how many llines still need to be printed, you can use queryName.currentRow to determine this
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