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How to configure VFP report to avoid "*****" ?

Posted on 2011-03-25
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Hi Experts

I'm facing an amazing problem when migrate a report from FPW2.6 to VFP
One and just one column of the report is desconfigured according with the pictures.
The data is quite similar - so the textbox properties.
How to workaround this ?
Thanks in advance.
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Question by:Eduardo Fuerte
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by:Olaf Doschke
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There is no way to supress **** other than making your fields wider. If you moved to VFP9 recently, the render engine has changed to gdiplus and in general does noeed a tidbit of more space, so a report running fine for years in older VFP version seems broken.

It's simply VFP denies to print truncated values. So adjust your report and widen your reoprt controls.

Bye, Olaf.
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pcelba earned 167 total points
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Yes, this is will help for sure. Fields can even overlap vertical lines sometimes.

I just don't agree the first sentence... You can also use smaller font. :-))
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by:CaptainCyril
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I would use a smaller font. Tahoma is a good one for decreasing width and you can increase the number format to accomodate more digits in the same place.
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by:Olaf Doschke
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Yes, you're right. Sorry for mentioning "no way" in conjunction with foxpro ;).

A simple solution might be to print with SET REPORTBEHAVIOR 80.

There are indeed also some trim modes in the format section of a report control, but for character fields/expressions only.

For numeric values there also is this efect for a numeric overflow, eg ? 10^308, but in reports I suspect width first, you also get * instead of values if the width is too high, even though there is no numeric overflow.

Bye, Olaf.
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