If your cover page and index are on separate forms, then in the Forms List manager (the GRP file), where you establish your form triggers, you can specify that form to have the "Exclude from page count" option.
Alternatively, you could certainly create your own fields on your forms to have whatever value you want to calculate. Using the DAL field rule would be one possible way of assigning such a value.
Hi, unfortunately the cover page and index pages are two sections of the full form.
I have a footer section that is Copy On Overflow, starting on the third page, and was hoping I could embed logic within the footer to increment the page number for each instance.
Any suggestions for a DAL shortcut that could be coded within the overflowing footer section?
If you plan to rely upon your footer as container, then you could simply add a field to it and show the value. Since you mentioned Gendata, you would use a DAL field rule to return a running count to the field. DAL variables "live" throughout your transaction, so your script could be as simple as:
#PCOUNT += 1
The first time the call is made, the #PCOUNT will not yet exist. Upon creation, it will be given an initial zero value. During each subsequent call, it will have the previous value, which you will increment and return.
If you needed a more interactive solution, there may be a way to do this with the "print-time" field generation. However, that support didn't start until around 11.4? and I don't know what your version is. That method would still utilize DAL, but would require some additional script logic.