Reportsmith shit!!

Reportsmith shit!!

Post by Paul Gav » Mon, 07 Oct 1996 04:00:00



I am having great difficulty running Reportsmith on two different PC's.
It seems it is as buggy as all hell or else I have something on the PC's
which doean't like it.I have version 2.5 installed on one PC and
version 3.0 installed on another. Both PC's are running Win95.

On the 2.5 version every time I try to save a file I get the following
error from Win95 and it shuts it down.

RPTSMITH caused a general protection fault
in module RS_DBACC.DLL at 004f:000025c6.
Registers:
EAX=71070000 CS=35ef EIP=000025c6 EFLGS=00000246
EBX=00010000 SS=1087 ESP=00005634 EBP=000056e2
ECX=00007107 DS=35a7 ESI=815a0000 FS=0000
EDX=00000000 ES=0000 EDI=00000000 GS=0147
Bytes at CS:EIP:
66 26 ff 77 06 9a cb 02 7f 17 52 50 16 8d 86 54
Stack dump:
3a440009 4555515c 47505453 5048425c 00000300 002842ec 2bce0000 284842e8
333442ec 42ec0000 56702d07 106f0609 0fa742ec 00190000 00000050 0d31567c

The only damn thing in the report is an sql statement.

With version 3.0 on the other PC I have tried the same thing and while
it does save I get both the following Win95 errors when trying to
reload the report.

RPTSMITH caused an invalid page fault in
module RS_MAIN.DLL at 014f:242519f7.
Registers:
EAX=00000000 CS=014f EIP=242519f7 EFLGS=00010246
EBX=00778600 SS=0157 ESP=0074d4e0 EBP=0074db58
ECX=ffffffff DS=0157 ESI=00000000 FS=485f
EDX=00002208 ES=0157 EDI=0076d294 GS=483e
Bytes at CS:EIP:
8b 40 0c 80 38 00 75 6f c6 85 9c fe ff ff 00 68
Stack dump:
00000000 0074e8e8 0076d294 00000000 09c40407 0000169f 7194bff6 00040002
050809c4 000119ff 2eeb8536 00000000 71940000 2ef50002 39df175f 000085b8

RPTSMITH caused an exception c0000026H in module KERNEL32.DLL at
014f:bffb87c0.
Registers:
EAX=00000000 CS=014f EIP=bffb87c0 EFLGS=00000202
EBX=00000000 SS=0157 ESP=0074d2e0 EBP=0074d2f0
ECX=0074d32c DS=0157 ESI=0074d21c FS=485f
EDX=0074d3e8 ES=0157 EDI=815b6c9c GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
5d 5f 5e 5b 8b e5 5d c3 8b 4c 24 04 f7 41 04 06
Stack dump:
0074d2f0 bffb8a48 00000000 0074ff68 0074d314 bffb88cb 0074ff68 0074d314
0074d3e8 0074d404 0074ff68 0074d3e8 0074d404 0074d338 bff7663c 0074d3e8

As I can't use either version I would greatly appreciate some assistance
 or advice with this. I have been trying it for days as well as
re-installing 5
times and have reached the point of giving up on it.

TIA, Paul


 
 
 

Reportsmith shit!!

Post by Boran S fe » Wed, 09 Oct 1996 04:00:00


: I am having great difficulty running Reportsmith on two different PC's.
: It seems it is as buggy as all hell or else I have something on the PC's
: which doean't like it.I have version 2.5 installed on one PC and
: version 3.0 installed on another. Both PC's are running Win95.

: On the 2.5 version every time I try to save a file I get the following
: error from Win95 and it shuts it down.

...snip....

I had lots of page faults with report smith (design time), with small
reports. The runtime didn't crash, but the design time did, badly!
I just gave up after losing a week or two's work.
- RS is SLOW
- RS is buggy as hell.

I went out & bought Crystal (just started on it, but looks OK and
is faster). I use QuickReport for highly customised
reports. I personally think that QR could be extended to be really
impressive, it's already well integrated into D2 and is fast.

This doesn't answer your question, but maybe it helps...

Regards,

sean
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Reportsmith shit!!

Post by David Gurevit » Wed, 09 Oct 1996 04:00:00



> I am having great difficulty running Reportsmith on two different PC's.
> It seems it is as buggy as all hell or else I have something on the PC's
> which doean't like it.I have version 2.5 installed on one PC and
> version 3.0 installed on another. Both PC's are running Win95.

> On the 2.5 version every time I try to save a file I get the following
> error from Win95 and it shuts it down.

> RPTSMITH caused a general protection fault
> in module RS_DBACC.DLL at 004f:000025c6.
> Registers:
> EAX=71070000 CS=35ef EIP=000025c6 EFLGS=00000246
> EBX=00010000 SS=1087 ESP=00005634 EBP=000056e2
> ECX=00007107 DS=35a7 ESI=815a0000 FS=0000
> EDX=00000000 ES=0000 EDI=00000000 GS=0147
> Bytes at CS:EIP:
> 66 26 ff 77 06 9a cb 02 7f 17 52 50 16 8d 86 54
> Stack dump:
> 3a440009 4555515c 47505453 5048425c 00000300 002842ec 2bce0000 284842e8
> 333442ec 42ec0000 56702d07 106f0609 0fa742ec 00190000 00000050 0d31567c

> The only damn thing in the report is an sql statement.

> With version 3.0 on the other PC I have tried the same thing and while
> it does save I get both the following Win95 errors when trying to
> reload the report.

> RPTSMITH caused an invalid page fault in
> module RS_MAIN.DLL at 014f:242519f7.
> Registers:
> EAX=00000000 CS=014f EIP=242519f7 EFLGS=00010246
> EBX=00778600 SS=0157 ESP=0074d4e0 EBP=0074db58
> ECX=ffffffff DS=0157 ESI=00000000 FS=485f
> EDX=00002208 ES=0157 EDI=0076d294 GS=483e
> Bytes at CS:EIP:
> 8b 40 0c 80 38 00 75 6f c6 85 9c fe ff ff 00 68
> Stack dump:
> 00000000 0074e8e8 0076d294 00000000 09c40407 0000169f 7194bff6 00040002
> 050809c4 000119ff 2eeb8536 00000000 71940000 2ef50002 39df175f 000085b8

> RPTSMITH caused an exception c0000026H in module KERNEL32.DLL at
> 014f:bffb87c0.
> Registers:
> EAX=00000000 CS=014f EIP=bffb87c0 EFLGS=00000202
> EBX=00000000 SS=0157 ESP=0074d2e0 EBP=0074d2f0
> ECX=0074d32c DS=0157 ESI=0074d21c FS=485f
> EDX=0074d3e8 ES=0157 EDI=815b6c9c GS=0000
> Bytes at CS:EIP:
> 5d 5f 5e 5b 8b e5 5d c3 8b 4c 24 04 f7 41 04 06
> Stack dump:
> 0074d2f0 bffb8a48 00000000 0074ff68 0074d314 bffb88cb 0074ff68 0074d314
> 0074d3e8 0074d404 0074ff68 0074d3e8 0074d404 0074d338 bff7663c 0074d3e8

> As I can't use either version I would greatly appreciate some assistance
>  or advice with this. I have been trying it for days as well as
> re-installing 5
> times and have reached the point of giving up on it.

> TIA, Paul



Paul,
Does it happen with ReportSmith runtime or development? If it's at
development try the update files at Borland site.
At runtime I had some gpf's too, using Access 7 and ODBC. Then I
suddenly
decided to change the database to Paradox (due to slow performance of
ODBC),
and it stopped, without doing any thing else
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Reportsmith shit!!

Post by Christophe.Gerar » Thu, 10 Oct 1996 04:00:00


ReportSmith is full of bugs.
I did have the same problems. If you have a report on which you worked a
lot, addind tables, removing them, ... then comes a moment when you can't
do anything with your report without getting a crash.
The only way i found to deal with that is to rebuilt my report from
scratch, and i have less problems.
I found reportsmth 3.0, even more buggy then ReportSmith 2.5, the traps
come quickly....
But when you are lucky, you can have very beautiful Reports with
ReportSmith !
Good luck !!

 
 
 

Reportsmith shit!!

Post by Chris Totte » Sun, 13 Oct 1996 04:00:00


ReportSmith is fundamentally flawed in that you cannot get it to execute
Delphi code at various points (say in the "on every row" section), if you
want to do this sort of thing, with an interface that makes it easy to
setup reports, then Piparti is the only way to do it at the 'mo..

//chris

 
 
 

Reportsmith shit!!

Post by Ted Herrlic » Fri, 18 Oct 1996 04:00:00



> ReportSmith is fundamentally flawed in that you cannot get it to execute
> Delphi code at various points (say in the "on every row" section), if you
> want to do this sort of thing, with an interface that makes it easy to
> setup reports, then Piparti is the only way to do it at the 'mo..

> //chris

Not Delphi code, but there is a workaround.  Either move your data into
a temp table, execute all your stuff there and then use the temp table
for the report in reportsmith <CLUNKY, but it works>

        Or get into Reportsmith Macros.  Now, you can't do everything, but
we've found that most of the common things you might need to do to a
column can be done with as RS Macro.  Beware, the root language isn't
pascal, it's Basic (like you know who's macros).

  Ted Herrlich
--

"The Pen is Mightier than the Sword, unless you are One on One."

 
 
 

Reportsmith shit!!

Post by Bruce C. Goldstei » Fri, 18 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Or get into Reportsmith Macros.  Now, you can't do everything, but
> we've found that most of the common things you might need to do to a
> column can be done with as RS Macro.  Beware, the root language isn't
> pascal, it's Basic (like you know who's macros).

PMFJI, but I wanted to find out if you were able to find a way to change
which tables RS looks at for a report "on the fly."  For instance, if I
have a report for a phonebook and the phonebook can come from any number
of different user tables, I need to tell RS which table to look at (i.e.
PhoneBook_Bruce instead of PhoneBook_Erika).

I have a feeling I will either have to develop a temporary table and
always put the information to be reported upon in there and have RS
point to that table only. Or, I will have to avoid RS and do this
programmatically.

Thanks for any help or suggestions.
--
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Software Engineer
Interactive Strategies, Inc.

 
 
 

Reportsmith shit!!

Post by Bob McClinto » Sat, 19 Oct 1996 04:00:00




>> ReportSmith is fundamentally flawed in that you cannot get it to execute
>> Delphi code at various points (say in the "on every row" section), if you
>> want to do this sort of thing, with an interface that makes it easy to
>> setup reports, then Piparti is the only way to do it at the 'mo..

>> //chris

>Not Delphi code, but there is a workaround.  Either move your data into
>a temp table, execute all your stuff there and then use the temp table
>for the report in reportsmith <CLUNKY, but it works>

>        Or get into Reportsmith Macros.  Now, you can't do everything, but
>we've found that most of the common things you might need to do to a
>column can be done with as RS Macro.  Beware, the root language isn't
>pascal, it's Basic (like you know who's macros).

>  Ted Herrlich

I have currently switched to Piparti, but am not opposed to using both
ReportSmith and Piparti if I can get ReportSmith to behave.

Most of my work is against a Sybase database.  I have had great success with
doing most of the work in a Sybase stored procedure, as the table structures
in the database I am working in are extremely complex.  In addition, I often
populate a temporary table and then report off that.  No problem, I thought.

I used a dialog box in Delphi to get the parameters for the report, shipped
them off to a TStoredProc, then fired up ReportSmith.  Aside form the PAIN of
having to log in again (am using Delphi 1.0, so can't use Delphi data source
in ReportSmith), the report prints fine.  But now, I need to clean up the rows
in this temp table.  There is a macro command called execsql (or something
like that).  As far as I know, I was calling it properly, but couldn't ever
get it to work.

Downloaded Piparti, learned the basics of it, wrote the report.  Works fine.

So much for ReportSmith...

--
Bob McClintock

 
 
 

Reportsmith shit!!

Post by Ted Herrlic » Tue, 22 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Aside form the PAIN of

Quote:> having to log in again (am using Delphi 1.0, so can't use Delphi data source
> in ReportSmith), the report prints fine.  

You don't have to log in again!!  Check out the Connect command in the
ReportSmith user's manual.  You can use it as a property for a report
component.  The only difference in syntax is to remember that
ReportSmith Macros use double quotes and Delphi uses single quotes.  The
book also lists the values for server type.

  Ted Herrlich

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Reportsmith shit!!

Post by Darr » Fri, 25 Oct 1996 04:00:00



>Aside form the PAIN of
>> having to log in again (am using Delphi 1.0, so can't use Delphi data source
>> in ReportSmith), the report prints fine.  
>You don't have to log in again!!  Check out the Connect command in the
>ReportSmith user's manual.  You can use it as a property for a report
>component.  The only difference in syntax is to remember that
>ReportSmith Macros use double quotes and Delphi uses single quotes.  The
>book also lists the values for server type.

>  Ted Herrlich
>--
>"The Pen is Mightier than the Sword, unless you are One on One."

I tried to set it up so I didn't have to login again.  But... It
doesn't work.  Do you have to set up a macro??
 
 
 

Reportsmith shit!!

Post by Darr » Sat, 26 Oct 1996 04:00:00



>Aside form the PAIN of
>> having to log in again (am using Delphi 1.0, so can't use Delphi data source
>> in ReportSmith), the report prints fine.  
>You don't have to log in again!!  Check out the Connect command in the
>ReportSmith user's manual.  You can use it as a property for a report
>component.  The only difference in syntax is to remember that
>ReportSmith Macros use double quotes and Delphi uses single quotes.  The
>book also lists the values for server type.

>  Ted Herrlich
>--
>"The Pen is Mightier than the Sword, unless you are One on One."

I can connect properly. But now my report doesn't load?????

Darryl

 
 
 

1. REPORTSMITH : reportsmith variables

When I make a printout of a report next to information taken from a
database I want the users name and adress to be in the header.
Therefore I`v created reportsmith variables and added them to the header.

I`d like on setting up the programm the user gives his adress etc... in
only once so that it is stored in a file. When he then makes a printout
my application does a report.run action and makes a printout but these
varables should still be typed in.

I tried with setvariables and report.recalcreport but this does nothing.

Any ideas wath I should  do to do the job ?

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