Using LastPage() and TotalPages$() functions

Hello,
I need to display on the page before last some text and on the last page - grid with some images. I tried to use LastPage() function and ToNumber(TotalPages$())-1 for this, but none functions work correctly. I tested these functions - ToNumber(TotalPages$()) returns always 0, and LastPage() returns always false.
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I tested a lot and understand, that only Page() function works for me. But it is not enough to understand what page is last on the report.
How I can resolve my task? Any help would be appreciated.

You need a crystal ball to do things like that. We have one - Finally – a Glance in the Crystal Ball

I learnt your proposal, but I don’t have an idea how I can use Page Reference or print index for my task.
I need to display grid of images on the last page and some text on the previous page. My idea is to use “Appearance Condition” property like bellow.
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But it doesn’t work. Could you describe your idea more detailed, please?

You place a text object on the LastPage() and use SetVar("LastPage", Page()). Now switch to two passes and use Page() = GetVar("LastPage") - 1 for your condition. It should be filled with the correct data in the second pass then. If this still is unclear, I’m happy to upload a sample tomorrow, I’m just on my mobile currently.

If I understand correctly, I should use first text object to set in the field “LastPage” value of current page and also I should set “Appearance condition” to result LastPage() function.


And then I can use this “LastPage” field in “Appearance condition” for others objects (images, texts etc.).

But LastPage() function doesn’t work for me, unfortunately. I mentioned it in the first message. This function returns false.
Working example will be great for me.
Thank you

You might run into this issue :slight_smile:

However, no worries, I’ll follow up with a sample tomorrow.

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Here you are - attached is a “Simple List” report for the demo application. It has this object in its structure:

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The content is simply

SetVar("LastPage", Page(), False)

Mult-Pass processing is enabled for the project and only the last pass is actually printed:

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I’ve also added a text object that makes use of this:

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Its appearance condition reads

Page() = GetVar("LastPage")-1

Which works just as it should:

Hope this helps for your scenario as well.

MultiPassSample.rpt (75.9 KB)

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