Body Group Presentation Rules

The Body Group Presentation Rules table below points to the appropriate presentation rules for all permissible combinations of LINE NUMBER and NEXT GROUP clauses in control heading, detail, and control footing report groups. The body group presentation rules are as follows:

  1. Upper limit rule.

    The first line number on which a body group can be presented is the line number specified by the FIRST DETAIL phrase of the PAGE clause.

  2. Lower limit rules.

    The last line number on which a control heading report group or detail report group can be presented is the line number specified by the LAST DETAIL phrase of the PAGE clause.

    The last line number on which a control footing report group can be presented is the line number specified by the FOOTING phrase of the PAGE clause.

  3. Fit test rules.
    1. If the value in LINE-COUNTER is less than the integer of the first absolute LINE NUMBER clause, then the body group is presented on the page to which the report is currently positioned.

      If the value in LINE-COUNTER is not less than the integer of the first absolute LINE NUMBER clause, the RWCS executes page advance processing. After the page heading report group (if defined) has been processed, the RWCS determines whether the saved next group integer location was set when the final body group was presented on the preceding page. (See final LINE-COUNTER setting rule 6a.)

      If saved next group integer was not set, the body group shall be presented on the page to which the report is currently positioned. If saved next group integer was set, the RWCS moves the saved next group integer into LINE-COUNTER, resets saved next group integer to zero, and reapplies this rule.

    2. If a body group has been presented on the page to which the report is currently positioned, the RWCS computes a trial sum in a work location. The trial sum is computed by adding the content of LINE-COUNTER to the integers of all LINE NUMBER clauses of the report group. If the trial sum is not greater than the body group's lower limit integer, then the report group is presented on the current page. If the trial sum exceeds the body group's lower limit integer, then the RWCS executes page advance processing. After the page heading report group (if defined) has been processed, the RWCS reapplies this rule.

      If no body group has yet been presented on the page to which the report is currently positioned, the RWCS determines whether the saved next group integer location was set when the final body group was presented on the preceding page. (See final LINE-COUNTER setting rule 6a.)

      If saved next group integer was not so set, the body group shall be presented on the page to which the report is currently positioned.

      If saved next group integer was so set, the RWCS moves the saved next group integer into LINE-COUNTER, resets saved next group integer to zero, and computes a trial sum in a work location.

      The trial sum is computed by adding the content of LINE-COUNTER to the integer one and the integers of all but the first LINE NUMBER clause of the body group. If the trial sum is not greater than the body group's lower limit integer, then the body group is presented on the current page. If the trial sum exceeds the body group's lower limit integer, the RWCS executes page advance processing. After the page heading report group (if defined) has been processed, the RWCS presents the body group on that page.

    3. If a body group has been presented on the page to which the report is currently positioned, the RWCS executes page advance processing. After the page heading report group (if defined) has been processed, the RWCS reapplies this rule.

      If no body group has yet been presented on the page to which the report is currently positioned, the RWCS determines whether the saved next group integer location was set when the final body group was presented on the preceding page. (See final LINE-COUNTER setting rule 6a.)

      If saved next group integer was not so set, the body group shall be presented on the page to which the report is currently positioned. If saved next group integer was so set, the RWCS moves the saved next group integer into LINE-COUNTER and resets saved next group integer to zero.

      If then the value in LINE-COUNTER is less than the integer of the first absolute LINE NUMBER clause, the body group shall be presented on the page to which the report is currently positioned. Otherwise the RWCS executes page advance processing. After the page heading report group (if defined) has been processed, the RWCS presents the body group on that page.

  4. First print line position rules.
    1. The first print line of the body group is presented on the line number specified by the integer of its LINE NUMBER clause.
    2. If the value in LINE-COUNTER is equal to or greater than the line number specified by the FIRST DETAIL phrase of the PAGE clause, and if no body group has previously been presented on the page to which the report is currently positioned, then the first print line of the current body group is presented on the line immediately following the line indicated by the value contained on LINE-COUNTER.

      If the value in LINE-COUNTER is equal to or greater than the line number specified by the FIRST DETAIL phrase of the PAGE clause, and if a body group has previously been presented on the page to which the report is currently positioned, then the first print line of the current body group is presented on the line that is obtained by adding the content of LINE-COUNTER and the integer of the first LINE NUMBER clause of the current body group.

      If the value in LINE-COUNTER is less than the line number specified by the FIRST DETAIL phrase of the PAGE clause, then the first printer line of the body group is presented on the line specified by the FIRST DETAIL phrase.

    3. The body group is not presented.
    4. The sum of the content of LINE-COUNTER and the integer of the first LINE NUMBER clause defines the line number on which the first print line is presented.
  5. Next group rule.

    The integer of the absolute NEXT GROUP clause must specify a line number that is not less than that specified in the FIRST DETAIL phrase of the PAGE clause, and that is not greater than that specified in the FOOTING phrase of the PAGE clause.

  6. Final LINE-COUNTER setting rules.
    1. If the body group that has just been presented is a control footing report group and if the control footing report group is not associated with the highest level at which the RWCS detected a control break, then the final LINE-COUNTER setting is the line number on which the final print line of the control footing report group was presented.

      For all other cases, the RWCS makes a comparison of the line number on which the final print line of the body group was presented and the integer of the NEXT GROUP clause. If the former is less than the latter, then the RWCS places the NEXT GROUP integer into LINE-COUNTER as the final LINE-COUNTER setting. If the former is equal to or greater than the latter, then the RWCS places the line number specified by the FOOTING phrase of the PAGE clause into LINE-COUNTER as the final LINE-COUNTER setting; in addition the RWCS places the NEXT GROUP integer into the saved next group integer location.

    2. If the body group that has just been presented is a control footing report group, and if the control footing report group is not associated with the highest level at which the RWCS detected a control break, then the final LINE-COUNTER setting is the line number on which the final print line of the control footing report group was presented.

      For all other cases the RWCS computes a trial sum in a work location. The trial sum is computed by adding the integer of the NEXT GROUP clause to the line number on which the final print line of the body group was presented. If the sum is less than the line number specified by the FOOTING phrase of the PAGE clause, then the RWCS places that sum into LINE-COUNTER as the final LINE-COUNTER setting. If the sum is equal to or greater than the line number specified by the FOOTING phrase of the PAGE clause, then the RWCS places the line number specified by the FOOTING phrase of the PAGE clause into LINE-COUNTER as the final LINE-COUNTER setting.

    3. If the body group that has just been presented is a control footing report group, and if the control footing report group is not associated with the highest level at which the RWCS detected a control break, then the final LINE-COUNTER setting is the line number on which the final print line of the control footing report group was presented.

      For all other cases the RWCS places the line number specified by the FOOTING phrase of the PAGE clause into LINE-COUNTER as the final LINE-COUNTER setting.

    4. The final LINE-COUNTER setting is the line number on which the final print line of the body group was presented.
    5. LINE-COUNTER is unaffected by the processing of a nonprintable body group.
    6. If the body group that has just been presented is a control footing report group, and if the control footing report group is not associated with the highest level at which the RWCS detected a control break, then the final LINE-COUNTER setting is the line number on which the final print line of the control footing report group was presented.

      For all other cases the RWCS places the sum of the line number on which the final print line was presented and the NEXT GROUP integer into LINE-COUNTER as the final LINE-COUNTER setting.

Table 1. Body Group Presentation Rules
1 Applicable Rules 2
If the PAGE Clause is specified If the PAGE Clause is omitted
Sequence of LINE NUMBER Clauses 3 NEXT GROUP Clause Upper Limit Lower Limit First Print Line Position Next Group Final LINE COUNTER Setting First Print Line Position Final LINE COUNTER Setting
AR Absolute 1 2 3a 4a 5 Illegal Combination HRLHLHWRI0RU043.html#FN4
AR Relative 1 2 3a 4a   Illegal Combination HRLHLHWRI0RU043.html#FN4
AR NEXT PAGE 1 2 3a 4a   Illegal Combination HRLHLHWRI0RU043.html#FN4
AR   1 2 3a 4a   Illegal Combination HRLHLHWRI0RU043.html#FN4
R Absolute 1 2 3b 4b 5 Illegal Combination HRLHLHWRI0RU043.html#FN4
R Relative 1 2 3b 4b   4d 6f
R NEXT PAGE 1 2 3b 4b   Illegal Combination HRLHLHWRI0RU043.html#FN4
R   1 2 3b 4b   4d 6f
NP R Absolute 1 2 3c 4a 5 Illegal Combination HRLHLHWRI0RU043.html#FN4
NP R Relative 1 2 3c 4a   Illegal Combination HRLHLHWRI0RU043.html#FN4
NP R NEXT PAGE 1 2 3c 4a   Illegal Combination HRLHLHWRI0RU043.html#FN4
NP R   1 2 3c 4a   Illegal Combination HRLHLHWRI0RU043.html#FN4
          4c   4c 6e
1 A blank entry in column 1 or column 2 indicates that the named clause is totally absent from the report group description entry.
2 A blank entry in an applicable rules column indicates the absence of the named rule for the given combination of LINE NUMBER and NEXT GROUP clauses.
3 See the section LINE NUMBER Clause Notation for a description of the abbreviations used in column 1.
4 See the section The LINE NUMBER Clause.