Microsoft KB Archive/102934

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Creating a Report with Highlights on Every Other Line

ID: Q102934

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for Windows, version 2.5


In FoxPro 2.5 for Windows, you can use the Report Writer to create a report with every other line highlighted, as shown below.


The following two methods demonstrate how to create a report like the one on page U14-39 in the "User's Guide."

Method 1

NOTE: This method should be used on a database with no order set.

1. In the Command window, enter:

      USE customer.dbf

2. From the toolbar in the report, click the rounded rectangle icon

   then click and drag in the report screen to draw a rectangle with
   rounded corners in the Detail band. Size the rectangle to fit the
   field you want highlighted.

3. Double-click the rectangle. In the Round Rectangle dialog box,

   select the Print When check box.

4. In the Print When dialog box, select the "Print only when

   expression is true..." check box.

5. In the Expression Builder dialog box, enter



      recno() % 2 = 0

   then click three OK buttons to return to the report window.

6. With the rectangle object selected, choose Fill from the Object

   menu, and select the desired color.

7. From the Object menu, choose Mode, and select Transparent. 8. Create a field by clicking the third icon in the toolbar. Place

   it on top of the rectangle.

9. From the Report menu, choose Page Preview to see the results of

   these steps.

Method 2

NOTE: This method can be used on a database based on any index order.

1. Follow steps 1-4 in Method 1.

2. In step 5 above, replace the expression with the following:


3. From the Report menu, choose Variables, and choose the Add button,

   then enter the following information in the Variable Definition
   dialog box:

      Variable name:  mycount
      Value to Store:   mycount+1
      Calculation:  None
      Initial Value:  0
      Reset:  End of Report

Additional reference words: FoxWin 2.50 RWriter KBCategory: kbprg KBSubcategory: FxtoolRwriter

Last Reviewed: June 27, 1995
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