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Layout Draw Error on Sub-Summary Report

Question asked by Kyologic on Apr 24, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 24, 2012 by TSGal


Layout Draw Error on Sub-Summary Report


FileMaker Pro


FM12 v1 Advanced

Operating system version

Mac OSX 10.7.3

Description of the issue

When viewing a sub-summary report (no body) in browse mode a grey area appears above the sub-summary data when viewing the report. This does not happen in preview.  This behavior only happens if the sub-summary part is set to print below the non-existent body. This behavior disappears if the sub-summary is set to print above the body.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. Create a report with sub-summary, header and footer.
2. Sort the data so that the sub-summary is visible in browse mode.

Expected result

1. The report shows the sub-summary data summarized according to its setup rules.

Actual result

1. Scroll to the top of the report, a large grey band appears with no data or labels in it.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

1. No error message is generated.

Configuration information

1. This problem was discovered in a file converted from FM11 on a layout containing 4 sub-summaries, a header, footer and trailing grand summary.
2. Classic theme.
3. The problem appeared also in a new layout created in this file using FM 12 and just one sub-summary.
4. This problem was reproduced in a test file originated in FM12.


1. Set the sub-summaries to print above.