I'm running into a problem with some ID numbers getting inconsistently linked to the detail template. There are two ID number footer templates that are to be linked to the name above them. Not every name has two ID numbers associated with it, so I have both footer templates cleared by the detail template so that an ID doesn't get linked to the name above the name it's supposed to.
The problem is, the ID numbers aren't getting linked to the detail templates consistently. At first, it seems that the ID numbers are offset by one--that is, the ID numbers of one name are getting linked to the record below it. If it were as simple as this, it would be fairly easy to work around. However, occasionally the ID numbers are linked to the correct name. Thus, it seems like Monarch is unable to consistently extract the ID numbers from the report. Incidentally, there is also phone number and address data which seems to get extracted fine.
Does anyone have any ideas of what's going on? This seems to be a problem that I experienced before, and that I wrote about in [URL="http://http://www.monarchforums.com/showthread.php?t=2818"]this previous post[/URL]. In the replies, I noticed this remark by Ken Indorato:
Based on MonUserCJ's description of the behavior he is seeing this appears to be the issue.
A possible workaround when encountering this bug (the success depending upon the layout of the report) is to create a single multiline footer (Advanced Field Properties) and capture the data with a floating trap.[/QUOTE]
I was wondering--do you think this bug will be fixed before the next full release (i.e. V11)? In the mean time, it may be hard to make a multi-line footer, since the IDs aren't always present. There's enough space so that if they aren't present, other stuff won't get captured. However, the text I use to pick up on the ID numbers isn't present in every line. Perhaps I can find some other formatting text that is present more consistently to trap this data.
Otherwise, perhaps I could make the detail line in the middle of the data I want to capture for a record, so that the data could be linked with the detail line with appends and footers instead of just footers.
Does anyone else have any ideas? I would greatly appreciate hearing them, and I also wanted to bring up this bug again to see if any progress has been made on it, or if anyone else is running into this problem.