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Avoiding running endless sub-reports

Avoiding running endless sub-reports

Avoiding running endless sub-reports

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Here is my problem: I have a main table that contains lots of information on grant applications. Linked to this table is another table that links to the first table by a unique 6-digit identifier number and contains about 50 keyword fields. Each keyword field contains either a "1" or a "0" -- and any linked grant application can have a lot of different keywords attached to it.

When I run a report listing the identification numbers and organization names for one group of keywords (e.g., the 14 different kinds of project purposes), I have no choice by to run a main report that simply runs 14 sub-reports. In the printed output, each subreport looks like a group, with a header and a bunch of applications listed.

The same is true if I run a report showing the applications from the 13 different types of organizations (e.g., community-based, economic development, k12 schools, museums, etc.) One report, 13 time-consuming sub-reports.

Is there a way to get around this? At the moment, I have five shell reports and something like 50 subreports defined. Is there some way to set up a formula or an array in the main report that simply goes through a list of values and runs a subreport in which the principle of selection is (valueX=1)? It seems awfully wasteful to define 50 or more sub-reports, when the only difference among them is that the selection criterion is (valueX=1).

Do I have a choice? I remember from earlier database management programs that there was some function called FOREACH, and it would run a procedure, substituting each value listed under the FOREACH statement until it had run out of values. Does this work in SCR?

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