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Function alias used in Report Definition shows error on screen



User used a Function Alias in a Report Definition (RD) for one of the columns. This Report Definition is referenced in a Section using a Repeating Grid. The report when it is run independently, it works fine but when referenced in the section through the Repeating Grid, user is seeing "cannot render section" error on screen.

Error Messages

"cannot render section"

Steps to Reproduce

1) In RD specify function for one of the columns.
2) Specify RD as source for the grid.

Root Cause

User was trying to refer a property in Grid which does not exist in its source Report Definition.


User changed one of the columns in Report definition to provide an output using function.

Now this column will not be available as a normal property but will be with a different name like "@@pxfunctionName".

Specify this property in Grid.


Published April 30, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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