Printing Tanks / Gas

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TomMelvin
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Printing Tanks / Gas

Post by TomMelvin » Thu Oct 09, 2014 20:19

Is there a way when exporting dives to pdf (or another format) the ability to include with the dive detail the gases used e.g. the details in the 'Tanks and Gas' tab.

Could not see any option in the report designer

Thanks

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Re: Printing Tanks / Gas

Post by Scubanomad » Fri Oct 10, 2014 19:37

Here is how I did it: In order to get it to say Nitrox XX% or Air I did this workaround, add a custom field with the following formula:
"Gas Type: "+Cond(LogO2=21,"Air ") + Cond(not LogO2=21,"Nitrox ") + str$(LogO2,0,2) + "%"

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Re: Printing Tanks / Gas

Post by divinglog » Fri Oct 10, 2014 22:00

Currently you can only print the details of the first tank, but not the additional tanks you may have used. I'll include that in an update.

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Re: Printing Tanks / Gas

Post by TomMelvin » Tue Oct 14, 2014 21:29

It was the multiple tank part I wanted.

Thanks for considering it for next update.

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Re: Printing Tanks / Gas

Post by KBinoth » Mon Sep 11, 2017 17:31

Hi Sven!

Any update on the additional tanks used? Have recently gotten into more technical diving & would like to print stats pertaining to my deco stages, etc.

Many thanks for your fantastic efforts so far. Am loving your software.

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Re: Printing Tanks / Gas

Post by divinglog » Tue Sep 12, 2017 14:05

Hi

Thank you very much, I'm glad you like Diving Log! Thank you also for this reminder, it was a little bit out of my mind. I'm thinking about the best approach how to provide this data. The problem is, the number of tanks is variable for each dive and the print designer can handle only one list of data, which is the list of dives. But each dive has also a list of up to 10 tanks.

So I either can provide a preformatted text field with the data of all tanks with tabs and linebreaks, but this is a bit unflexible to integrate into the reports. Or I have to define ten O2, He, Startpressure, Endpressure, PO2 and tank size fields, which are a lot of fields. It is also difficult to integrate, because the number of tanks are variable, so it is not clear how many fields actually contain any data.

I think I can easily integrate the first solution (one table like text field) into the next update, which could look like this:

Code: Select all

Tank 1: 12 L Aluminum (Nitrox 32)
Tank 2: 8 L Steel (O2)
...

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Re: Printing Tanks / Gas

Post by divinglog » Thu Sep 14, 2017 19:16

This will be implemented in the next update. I've added some new variables which contain the tank list data in form of table colums. You can re-arrange each column field and modify the column alignment in the properties:

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