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[Solved] Report Error
My reports list Need Better Photo in the output column. I removed it and the report opened without the UDF. Then I closed the report and opened another one. That report opened. I was shocked that the Need Better Photo UDF was in the second report. So I re-opened the first report and this time the report opened with the Need Better Photo UDF as part of the report output.
I then realized I didn't save "Changes" when I deleted the UDF so the reports reverted to the original saved format.
Now the reports open properly. Guess the program needed a kick in the butt to get it's attention.
Anyhow, thanks for the help. All is good. The why is a mystery but that's your baileywick.
UPDATE: Another customer had this same problem today with a Sightings report and a UDF column. The solution was the same. Remove and re-add the column and the problem went away.
If someone else experiences this and it is reproducible, I would love to get a copy of your database to test with. Please post here before you fix it.
Update: Not sure how it got into this state, but if you receive this error.
- Start BD again
- Open the Report Designer window to the report type that you were working with (e.g. Sightings, LifeList, etc)
- Click on the Output Columns button and the table is refreshed and the issue is correct.
- You can now close the Output Columns pane and produce the report.
I don't know if you intended to fix the problem with the sightings report that includes UDF columns in BD 5.2, but I downloaded and installed BD 5.2v6 today and got the same error message as before (JUL 22 post). I followed your instructions from the AUG 24 post and the reports are now OK and the problem does not recur.
Everything else I looked at so far is working.
This has been fixed in v5.2 Build 15; released 14 SEP 2020.