1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 15, 2017 9:30 PM by philmodjunk

    report layout variable lines in field


      An is it possible question:

      for a report having 3 columns, is it possible for the size of the field in the third column to be variable vertically? That is it may have one or several lines of text. I don't want to allow for a maximum number of lines of text on each line. Example:

      field one     field two     field three

      1                    2               3

      1a                  2a             3a


      1b                  2b             3b



      Or perhaps I'm trying to do the impossible.

        • 1. Re: report layout variable lines in field

          It can be done in some cases, but the devil is in the details.


          If you want this for something that will be printed/previewed/PDF'd, You can set the fields to be several rows of text tall and set them, on the Inspector's position tab, to slide up and resize the enclosing part.


          If you want this in browse mode, this is more problematic. If each row of text is a record in a related table you may be able to get this result with a calculation field such as that produced by ExecuteSQL instead of a portal.


          I other cases, where each row is a record and you need to be able to edit the data, it's not really possible.