Displaying 3rd Party Series’ Reports in Report Template Maintenance – Patrick

Boy, I never thought this “3rd Party” series would have such an impact (be it simple or silly or critical).

Patrick explains us one such very important but simple issue: Using 3rd Party Series Reports in the Report Template Maintenance Lookup Window

I have to now check all my customizations’ resources which are created under this 3rd Party series.

And when I reassign the series for those resources, I am not certainly going to place it in PROJECT series. As Patrick quips in his post in one place, if you read it completely.



RW_ConvertToWordsAndNumbersParse – In GP2010

This is a very good RW function which is available from GP 2010. More information in David’s Blog: Announcing Report Writer Function RW_ConvertToWordsAndNumbersParse.

This means, an amount of any length can be converted to Words and displayed on a RW report. And this also supports MC. That’s another great news.


RW Function: RW_GetCommentText

This Report Writer function is another Standard GP Function, which works very similar to function RW_GetNoteText ().

This function is available to retrieve the Comment Text associated with a Comment ID. This particular function is very helpful when we use Comments extensively and create relevant reports with Comments.

The prototype of this Function is:

Function: RW_GetCommentText
Parameter 1: Comment ID (String)
Parameter 2: Number of Characters per Line (Integer)
Parameter 3: Line Number to Return (Integer)
Yes, what you are seeing above is exactly a replica of RW_GetNoteText() function’s prototype and each Parameter’s explanation is exactly the same.
The only difference is that we pass Comment ID, instead of Note ID, and retrieve the Comment Text. And of course, the underlying table is also different.
If someone out there wondering whether to write a function of his/her own to retrieve Comment Text, refer to this article and breath easy. We have a function already.