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  • Hide Column in Report

    I want to hide a column in a layout table report based on a field in the sql table the report is based upon.

    The report is a nested grouped report with two levels of grouping. The outer groping is based on whether the field 'Encumbered' is set to "Yes" or "No". The inner grouping is based on the value in the 'Financier' field.

    For the outer grouping where 'Encumbered <> "Yes", I want the column 'Agreement No" not to be shown. I can insert an expression into the header column for Agreement No to not display the heading if Encumbered<>Yes. I can also insert an expression into the detail section for that column not to show the value of the agreement no if Encumbered <> Yes.

    That works fine, however the space for the column is still there, albeit will no values in the cells or heading. I tried to insert an expression in the dynamic column width property for each of the cells in that column: if(Encumbered<>"Yes",0,64). But that didn't seem to have any effect.

    Is there a way to remove the space used by the column ?

    Thanks,
    Greg

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    Re: Hide Column in Report

    Anyone?

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      Re: Hide Column in Report

      Given that i din't get any better suggestions, i ended up defining a second report layout without the agreement column, and selecting the appropriate report format in the button action based on the flag for displaying the agreement number.

      Greg

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        Re: Hide Column in Report

        An html report or a conditional object with the 2 layouts within a single report are options.

        You can generate the html by xbasic string manipulation.
        Al Buchholz
        Bookwood Systems, LTD
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        Occam's Razor - KISS
        Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
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        When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.

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