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From: "Jerry Bryan" <>
Subject: [RMagic] Re: No Data in Custom Report
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 11:20:10 -0400
>I looked at the custom report of the other person on this list who recently
>reported this exact same problem. They had entered column header
>information in the Report Header section above the line but had failed to
>enter anything at all in the Report Details section (below the line).
>I modified their report so that it contained data fields in the report
>details section and then their report worked fine.
>Are you sure you are clicking on the Add Field icon in the toolbar then
>selecting the appropriate field from the list of fields, then dragging that
>field box to the Report Details section of the report?
Yes, that was my problem as well. Much thanks. (I don't recall having to
pull the field name "below the line" in FO, so this is a new trick for this
In the meantime, I got the report I needed a totally different way. In this
particular case, I wanted a list of all individuals who had a census fact
for 1830 in Sevier County, Tennessee. I discovered that I could get it with
Reports -> Lists -> Individual List -> Choose People from a List. (If you
use the Tool Bar instead of the Menu Bar, it's just Reports -> Individual
List -> Choose People from a List.) For the application at hand, it was
much easier than a custom report anyway.
The Individual List is really nice, and since is supports "Choose People
from a List" I can probably use it for most (but not all) of the cases where
I used to use Custom Reports.
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