Problems attempting nested overflow using version 11.4.
Form ABC has a variable being populated with a company name. Below this variable is a list of employees and the employee information. Each employee’s information is one print line and can occur from 1 to n times. XML is our standard for input file format.
We utilize overflow coding to trigger the employee’s information section multiple times. We code the overflow symbol on the variable in the XDD, have the INCOVSYM rule on the section, and utilize CountRec of the path containing the employee information on the DAL trigger. For one transaction, we trigger the section on form ABC and this works perfectly.
Our need is to trigger form ABC 1 to n times or have the next occurrence of the Company information start a new page, with the company name and employee’s information varying on each “version” of form ABC or page – within one transaction. It must be within one transaction because we are using intelligent insert barcoding for each transaction. We want the following:
1st version form ABC Company A information
Company A Employee 1 information
Company A Employee 2 information
. . .
Company A Employee n information
2nd version form ABC Company B information
(or start new page) Company B Employee 1 information
Company B Employee 2 information
. . .
Company B Employee n information
The above appears to need overflow coding for each Company and overflow coding for the employees in a Company.
We can find rules and functions for nested overflow in the documentation, but nothing to explain the “how” to implement nested overflow. We’ve simplified the above to not start a new page/form ABC trigger and just have Employee information overflow within the overflow Company information using the rules and functions with no success.