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reporting with proper spacing RRS feed

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  • I have to create a report with very specified spacing. each step of the report must be reported with the proper amount of characters and spaces. I was wondering how to do this in access and if it can handle such a thing? I also need to make a header for this report which will be one line but will incorporate a lot of hard coded values and some input values and some values from a table all with proper spacing. How would I do such a thing?

    Debra has a question

    Monday, March 14, 2016 4:34 PM

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  • Hi Debra. What do you mean by "spacing?" Is it a number of character, a specific margin width, or...? Can't you use a grid?
    Monday, March 14, 2016 5:16 PM
  • Maybe I'm not even sure where to start. I have a report with a header the header must be one continuous line with a lot of different information filled in. It must have a certain number of characters and if that field doesn't have that number of characters it either has to fill it in with zeros or to leave it blank.

    Debra has a question

    Monday, March 14, 2016 5:21 PM
  • Hi Debra. Let's say you need a header/title with exactly 10 characters in it, and any empty spot has to have a zero in it. So, if the whole title is empty, you must have the following:

    0000000000

    If one of the data you add to the title is "Hello", placing it at the beginning should produce something like this:

    Hello00000

    If that's what you want, you can use the following expression in your report:

    =Left([DataField] & "0000000000, 10)

    Hope that's what you meant...

    Monday, March 14, 2016 6:15 PM
  • Hi, Debra

    My suggestion is also something like the DB guy

    str = "Title"

    str = Left(str & String(12, " "), 12)

    you can use this in your report.

    Regards

    Deepak


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    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 5:54 AM
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  • Hi Deepak. Thanks for the assist. I was thinking of the Space() function and couldn't remember the String() function. Cheers!
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2:48 PM