I'm having a frustrating problem, and I'm wondering if someone could shed some light on the situation. I have a model setup with a detail template, and a couple of footer templates. Something very strange is happening, where, even though a line of a footer template appears to be trapped and fielded properly, with the desired text in the desired fields (based on using it as a sample line), it doesn't get carried into the table. Note, this is character data mostly, and the fields are, for the most part, character fields (so it's not a problem with character data being put into numeric fields, from what I can tell).
On lines where this happens (and it doesn't happen for all lines trapped by the given template), none of the information gets trapped. I can see that these lines are highlighted, and I know they're being trapped by the right template (just to make sure, I switched the trap to an append template temporarily to see that the line gets highlighted in the right color relative to the footer templates). I'm using Monarch V10 Pro.
Needless to say, this is very frustrating. Can anyone give me some suggestions on what might be causing this odd behavior? Could it be some sort of formatting character that I can't see? One time, I found Monarch to be behaving strangely, and I noticed that a field was set to terminate on the next line, even though I hadn't set it to do that. Something like that.
Another piece of information that may be useful: I'm using the "Cleared by…" feature for both the footer templates, with both templates clearing on the detail template.
Also, as a second strange issue, designating templates as appends versus footers seems to result in inconsistent behavior. Footer templates are supposed to take data further down in the report, and attach it to the detail line, which is further up (and appends, vice versa). It is not doing this. I have two templates designated as footers, and one is attaching to the detail line above, and one to the one below.
Could someone please help me? I realize I have a lot to learn about Monarch, but I'm pretty convinced this is a bug of some sort.