Report Mock-Up Rules

Restriction: This topic applies only when the AppMaster Builder AddPack has been installed, and applies only to Windows platforms.
  1. The first character of the report mock-up name must be alphabetic, @, or #; the remaining characters can be alphabetic, numeric, @, $, or #.
  2. Reports can be a maximum of 200 lines and 247 columns.
  3. Paint lines as they appear within their report group.
  4. Include any blank lines that appear between the first and last lines of a report group in the mock-up.
  5. To minimize programming, include blank lines preceding or following a report group in the mock-up.
  6. Paint the line or lines that compose a DETAIL group only once.
  7. Each field that composes a line must be shown with a COBOL picture for variable data or with the literal for fixed data.
  8. Within the layout of a line, position each field in the desired printing position with exact spacing between fields.
  9. Show a floating-point item in the mock-up with a COBOL picture in floating-point form. The same picture must be repeated in a PIC phrase in the corresponding SOURCE, SUM, or VALUE statement.
  10. In your program, the data field PIC strings on the mock-up must match the detail line data item descriptions in your Report Section. Report Writer matches the mock-up fields to the program field descriptions from left to right, from top to bottom.