Fast Report - Shift Relative To Simulator

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Introduction

In Fast Report there is no such function call Shit Relative To. This only available in Report Builder. So to simulate this function we had created the below script.

Requirement

  • Fast Report
  • SQL Accounting Version 721 & above

Steps

Below is example using Sales Invoice

01. Place all the component (eg TfrxMemoView or TfrxRichView) as following
FastReport-01.jpg
02. Only TfrxMemoView component need to select Dataset & DataField
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03. For TfrxRichView component must leave it empty for Dataset & DataField
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04. For TfrxRichView double click & select the ABC icon & select the Data Field
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05. Click Tick icon after select the Field
06. On each component(i.e. MmDesc, RichDesc3 & RichSN) set all the GapY to 0
FastReport-06.jpg
07. Click on the Empty place (see icon 1 below)
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08. Double click OnBeforePrint (see icon 2 above)
09. Enter below script
procedure Page1OnBeforePrint(Sender: TfrxComponent);
begin
  //For Version 721 & above 
  ShiftRelative([MmDesc, RichDesc3, RichSN]); // ShiftRelative([ComponentName1, ComponentName2, ComponentName3]) // For DetailData1
  ShiftRelative([MmDescM, RichDesc3M]); // For DetailData2
end;
10. Save the Report.

Template.Tips-01.jpg Note: Fastest way to do (For Version 721 & above Only)

01. Copy from the build in report (Sales Invoice 7 (GST 1))
02. Paste to your report
03. Direct jump to Step 7


Video

FAQ

01. Why it overlap when preview even at design time no overlap?

If preview shown something like below, try adjust the component to by add 0.01 for Top field
FastReport-02.jpg

Template.Tips-01.jpg Try Below Steps (in Inch)
  • Set all component Height = 0.1
  • Set 2nd component Top = 0.1
  • Set 3rd component Top = 0.2
  • Tick the Shift When Overlapped option in right click for both 2nd & 3rd component

02. Why it still same even after all the step above had follow & all scripts had copy?

Make sure the compoents width not overlap to next field
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03. Can my 2nd & 3rd field longer then 1st field?

Yes just tick the Shift When Overlapped option in right click for both 2nd & 3rd component
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