Error message when you print a report in Microsoft Dynamics GP: "Undefined Symbol"

Applies to: Dynamics GP 2010

SYMPTOMS


When you print a report in Microsoft Dynamics GP or in Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains 8.0, the following error message is printed on the report:

 

Undefined Symbol

CAUSE


This problem can have any of the following causes:

 

Cause 1

This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:

• You put a field in a footer or in the report body.
• You change the field type to a type other than data.
• You use the report field in a calculated field, and then you remove the report field.
• You do not change the calculated field.



     

See Resolution 1 in the "Resolution" section.

 

Cause 2

 

This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:

• You set up a calculated field that uses another calculated field in an expression.
• You delete the first calculated field.



     

See Resolution 2 in the "Resolution" section.

 

Cause 3

This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:

• You set up a sorting method that has one or more fields.
• You create additional headers or footers that use these fields to break on.
• You remove these fields from the sorting method.



     

See Resolution 3 in the "Resolution" section.

 

Cause 4

This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:

• You have a restriction, a sort, or a field on a report.
• The file from which the restriction, the sort, or the field came has been removed.



     

See Resolution 4 in the "Resolution" section.

 

Cause 5

This problem occurs if you have an invalid relationship that is defined between tables. See Resolution 5 in the "Resolution" section.

RESOLUTION


Resolution 1

To resolve this problem, change the calculated field after you remove the report field.

 

Resolution 2

To resolve this problem, do not delete the first calculated field.

 

Resolution 3

To resolve this problem, do not remove these fields from the sorting method.

 

Resolution 4

To resolve this problem, remove any restrictions, any sorts, or any fields that came from a file that has been removed.

 

Resolution 5

To resolve this problem, determine whether there is an invalid relationship between tables. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Create a new report.
2. Add one table relationship pair to the report, add fields from the linked tables, and then perform a test print of the new report.
3. Repeat step 2 until you receive the error message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section.
4. When you receive the error message, review and then correct the last relationship definition that you added.

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