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New in Alpha Anywhere: Reports - Suppressing "Blank" Lines in Layout Table Reports

With Alpha Anywhere's mobile web reporting tools, you can easily develop full-featured reports that can include grouping, calculations, summaries, images and much more—all optimized for any device or platform. Display your reports as HTML, PDF or both and your data can be exported directly to Excel, Word, and ASCII with the full structure of a report definition.

New to Alpha's Web Reporting Tools: Suppressing "Blank" Lines in Layout Table Reports

Now, the Layout Table report editor exposes a property that you can set for each row in the Layout Table to suppress the row if it is blank. In this video we show how blank lines in a Layout Table Report are suppressed. We also discuss how the report writer determines that a row is 'blank'. Watch Video mobile business web reporting tools Learn more about the powerful reporting capabilities in Alpha Anywhere.  
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Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi www.tubifi.com.


The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language. IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop complex web or mobile business apps from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data.

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