[rp 2.35] Expression Editor & line breaks // solved

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[rp 2.35] Expression Editor & line breaks // solved

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Robert,
there's a bug in the parsing of the expression editor.
If e.g. i put this in:
"23.09.2020 Flügelschlagquartett (2 Klaviere + 2 Schlagzeuger)" + CRLF + "11.11.2020 Trio con Brio (Klaviertrio aus Copenhagen)"
written on one line, the checker says: "expression valid"
If i enter a linebreak (using CTRL-Enter) after the "CRLF +" part, i get "error in the expression".

EDIT: got it, it follows the same rule as in source, after the "+" has to follow a semi-colon...
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[rp 2.35] Expression Editor & line breaks // solved

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Hi Karl,

Good idea, we should be able to safely strip out CRLFs from the expressions, will log this as a feature request. I wish you had suggested this 15 years ago, when I was using RP2 as a developer and was very annoyed by how the expression edit boxes worked in RP :)
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Well, who would have listened...
But you asked for it, so here goes:
a) if i want to make a new label report, it can't find "Label.sys" - my "Search everything" find's no such file on this computer, but the ol' 2.17k version works
b) Have a look, how i have to overlap the fields in the design, to get somewhat decent output. If i reduce the fieldheight only minimaly, the second line gets stripped from output. Feels like some mismatch between font size in designer and output...
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c) if you remove "header and footer bands" from the section tab, "page properties" dissappears entirely

d) label report, two columns, 1cm midway distanced, have a look: the right label-border in the designer is painted at the position, where the left border of the second column-label starts, i.e. wronlgy includes the horzizontal gap value
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e) i paint a field in design, -> align, center horizontally in margins - won't result in centering to the label width -> ok, if one reads margins as per paper - but there's no center in label.
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Karl, can you please post a sample?
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Chris wrote:Karl, can you please post a sample?
Edited my post for better organization ;) For b) see Abo-Karten_Rückseite report. This report there's only fixed text used. Pls rename file to .rpt
For d) use Abo-Karten_V4 and do likewise.
For the other points i see no "sample", here one has to look into the designer :whistle:
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Thanks, confirmed and logged! I am afraid those are not trivial issues like they may seem (designer to screen/printer translation is very complicated), but we'll look into them.
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Thx - glad, it's not my usual stupidity ;)
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