Imagine a checkbook database with multiple bank accounts. A procedure first does groupup by bank account, then sortup by date, then sets balance to credit - debit, and finally executes runningtotal on the balance
In Panorama 6, the balance for each bank account matches the actual balance in the bank statements but in Panorama X the balance is meaningless because it keeps adding up the numbers across the different bank accounts.
A cumbersome alternative is to write a procedure to do this operation for each bank account one at a time by selecting that bank account but then the procedure needs to be adapted each time a new bank account is added + it gets more complicated if you have different accounts at each bank (like savings, checking, investments, …).
I have 42 years of data in Panorama 6, one file per year and this has worked consistently since I started with OverVUE in 1984.
Hope this helps,