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I have a group of item type. Under that group, I have the list of items. However, if the item has quality is bad, I suppressed it. Now, the scenario is ITEM TYPE 1 has 2 items which are ITEM 1, ITEM 2 and both of them are bad. Therefore, they are all suppressed and now ITEM TYPE 1 is empty. I want to suppress that ITEM TYPE 1 because it is blank now. I tried to count the number of items in ITEM TYPE but it returns 2 instead of 0 which I expected. Any solution for this?
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by:kingjely
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Hi,

If you want to suppress blank Group>
go to section expert> choose the group section to suppress and 'tick' suppress blank section


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Hi YVF

That's how you suppress a blank group, Did that help, or would you like to upload a sample of your report so we can see what else it is you need to do?

Kj
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by:YVF
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I tried it before posting question but it doesn't work. I think the reason is that group is not blank because it have items which are bad quality. And I just hide that bad quality items.
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by:kingjely
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Instead of hide, can you suppress them if there bad ?

Then suppress the group section? or have you tried that too>

If not want to post a sample, save data with report, and will have a look.. try above first though if you haven't already
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by:mlmcc
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Do you need the data for the report?
If not then just change the filter/selection to not select those records.

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by:mlmcc
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One way to do this is to create a formula

If {YourQualityField} = "GOOD" then
    1
Else
    0

YOu can then suppress the group with a formula like
Sum({@GoodQuality},{GroupFIeld}) = 0

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by:YVF
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Hi mlmcc,

I think I can use your second method. However, I got a error say that the field cannot summarized. The reason is I have a Sum() in if clause condition.

Then in suppress formula of the group, I do sum to get all the number of suppressed items to do compare with "COUNT(Item)" and it complained that error.
If ({@Quantity} = 0) AND (Sum ({<ReportName>.Order}, {<ReportName>.ItemCode}) = 0) Then
1
Else
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by:mlmcc
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In that case you probably can't do it since the headers are done before the details can calculate.

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So, is there any solution or not?
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You can always calculate it using a formula or a running total and then use it iin the group footer.  The only way to get it in the group header would be in a subreport.

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