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    Creating Schedules with linked text symbols

    Arrgh... Spreadsheets, formulas, etc are not my background, so forgive me for not understanding how these things should be done. (see attached) I made some modifications to my master schedule. I added some additional records to these objects and changed the criteria terminology. I then tried to update the database header functions to the revised criteria. What resulted was an input of '0' for everything.
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    Creating Schedules with linked text symbols

    Thank you all for your feedback. What I am doing is creating a material/finish schedule for our building. The document is grouped by locations throughout the building and I want to put relevant information from the title block into the schedule. I have linked text in the title block that calls out the room name, room number that the sheet is referring to. The finish symbols are linked to my material/finish record + schedule. So it is useful to have the room and the finish on the same report without duplicating the title block criteria in the material/finish record. If that's the simplest way, then I can do it.
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    Creating Schedules with linked text symbols

    If I have put a worksheet in a document and realize that I want to include a new row that has data from a different record, how do I do that without having to start over with a new report that has to be reformatted?
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    Creating Schedules with linked text symbols

    Next time it happens I'll try to take note of those things. Thanks
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    Creating Schedules with linked text symbols

    Yes, it makes sense, now. Something else that has been happening that is mysterious to me is that I've gone to change one thing in a report and all my column and row sizes compress to a small and equal size. I loose all my cell size formatting. It seems random.
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    Creating Schedules with linked text symbols

    Well, I got a second database row to work by copying and pasting the formulas for the 1st header row. I didn't realize those formulas didn't carry down from the previous header row. Is that how it's supposed to be done?
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    Creating Schedules with linked text symbols

    Does this answer your question?
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    Creating Schedules with linked text symbols

    Here is a photo of my master schedule in progress. This is before I started trying to insert subheaders.
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    Creating Schedules with linked text symbols

    I have been trying to create different database header rows for different types of field records. (see attached) the correct number of spaces shows up for those items, but the cells are empty of information. What am I doing wrong?
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    Creating Schedules with linked text symbols

    Hey. that's clever. Thanks!
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    Creating Schedules with linked text symbols

    Okay, I just deleted those objects, so, while I am interested in the answer to the previous question, I have some bigger questions. Functionally/technically, what is the difference between a Report, a Schedule, and a Worksheet? Also, once I have created a report and adjusted it's features, such as column width, text alignment, visible rows, etc., can the content in this report be adjusted back and forth without the features/settings changing? On the flip side, if I want to hide a column for a particular purpose (but not delete it), can I do so? When I try to go back into this report I can't find a way to hide a row without eliminating it. Thank you, Mark
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    Creating Schedules with linked text symbols

    Hello again Pat, When I try to delete a sub-row it seems to delete all sub-rows. See the screenshot attached. I don't want the highlighted sub-rows. I know how to select the item and then delete it, but is it possible to take a sub-row out of a report without losing all of the sub-rows? Mark
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    Creating Schedules with linked text symbols

    Thanks Pat, I'm aware of the recalculate, but not some of the excel-type protocols. I will try some of those things. Thanks
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    Creating Schedules with linked text symbols

    Thank you. I am almost there with this method, but am trying to make sure I am doing this as efficiently as I can, because I am setting up a template for a document that I hope will updatable and with the least amount of adjustment to the page layout once it is put into use. How can I correct a field that shows up as #NAME?
  15. I am trying to create a document that creates schedules that are updated as I input text into symbols. For example, I have already created an item code that represents key pieces of information: Substrate, Finish, and Finish #. I have linked this information to a record. So, an example symbol would read [MA-PT-001]. This represents [Masonry - Painted finish - Painted finish # 1]. I enter this info in the symbol's data field and the symbol updates automatically in the symbol, because I have linked the text in the symbol to that record. Okay, so that works fine. However, I also want the information to show up in a schedule that I have created on a design layer and every time I change that information I want it to update in both places–the symbol and the schedule. Is this something that can be done reliably? Can anyone direct me to tutorials for this?

 

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