Alpha Software Blog

Alpha Anywhere:Linked Reports added to the built in report writer

One of the strengths of Alpha Anywhere is its built in report writer designed to produce enterprise level reporting - For more about the Alpha Anywhere report writer please click here Based on customer requests and feedback we are always looking bring out enhancements so we are happy to outline a new and powerful capability - Linked Reports. The Alpha Anywhere report writer now lets you create 'Linked reports'. A linked report is a report that is embedded inside a parent report and linked on some common fields. Linked reports can themselves also contain other linked reports. In this video we take a simple database that has a 'customer', 'orders' and 'payments' table and create reports on each of these tables. We then link the 'orders' and 'payments' reports into the parent 'customer' report. When you use linked reports you will often want to reference fields values in the linked reports from the parent report. The video shows how this is done by computing the net amount due for each customer, which is the total for their orders minus the total for their payments. Watch Video - Part 1 Watch Video - Part 2 Watch Video - Part 3 Watch Video - Part 4 Download Files Requires build 4469 or above Date added: 2015-04-17
Prev Post Image
IT organizations will spend More on Mobile Apps
Next Post Image
Four Steps to Figuring the ROI of Mobile Apps Developed for Business

About Author

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

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.