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Peter Rawbone
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Sorting before printing

Post by Peter Rawbone » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:46 am

Good morning all,
Is there a method by which the order of printed / exported reports can be ordered?
For example, I would like to create a pdf report of all the people in a database sorted by say, their surname.
I apologise if this has been asked before.

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Re: Sorting before printing

Post by Nick Hunter » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:18 pm

Hi,

If you just want names, birth and death details, then the people index report will do it.

For anything more complex you would need to use an SQL query and add something like "ORDER BY Surname, Firstnames" and then export the query results as a text file.

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Re: Sorting before printing

Post by Peter Rawbone » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:40 pm

Many thanks for your reply - I'll have to learn some SQL then!

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