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Report
The report command, which invokes the Report-Writer, accepts the following parameters:
file
Equivalent to the -f flag. Directs the formatted report to the specified file for output.
silent
Equivalent to the -s flag. Suppresses status messages.
report
Equivalent to the -r flag. Indicates that a report, rather than a table, is being specified. The name of the report is the value for this parameter.
style
Equivalent to the -m flag. Indicates that a table, rather than a report, is being specified. Optional values for this parameter are column, wrap and block. The name of the table is given as the value for the name parameter.
name
Specifies the name of a table or view in the database for which a default report is to be formatted
param
Specifies the list of parameters for the report. Each element in the list must be of the form name = value.
Name/value combinations must be separated by blanks or tabs. The entire list must be enclosed within quotes. In addition, if name is a character report parameter, value must be enclosed in quotes. (Values of numeric report parameters must not, however, be quoted.) The inner quotes that surround value must be dereferenced according to host language rules so that they can be passed through to the report command. For example, assume that you want to call the Report-Writer from within embedded QUEL with the equivalent of this system-level command:
report newdb -r myrpt (bin="f01"
wstation="u1" 
type=12 sect=11)
The variables "bin" and "wstation" are character parameters. The variables "type" and "sect" are numeric parameters.
You can specify the parameters using a host string variable. For example:
  ## call report 
 (database = "newdb",
 report = "myrpt", 
 param = :parmvar)
where "parmvar" contains
 bin="f01" wstation="u1" 
 type=12 sect=11
Double quotes must surround the constant string values within the variable. If your host language requires the dereferencing of double quotes, be sure to do so, according to the rules of your host language.
forcerep
Equivalent to the -h flag. Report-Writer outputs headers and footers, even if no data is found for the report.
formfeed
Equivalent to the +b flag. Report-Writer forces formfeeds at page breaks, overriding any settings in the report formatting commands.
noformfeed
Equivalent to the -b flag. Report-Writer suppresses formfeeds, overriding any settings in the report formatting commands.
pagelength
Equivalent to the -v flag. Sets the page length, in lines, for the report, overriding any .PL commands in the report.
brkfmt
Equivalent to the +t flag (default). If specified, breaks and calculations for dates and numbers are based on the displayed data, rather than the internal database values.
nobrkfmt
Equivalent to the -t flag. If specified, breaks and calculations for dates and numbers are based on the internal database values, rather than the displayed values.
flags
Can be used for any flags on the command line. Distinct flags must be separated by a blank.
Last modified date: 06/10/2024