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  • Question

  • Hi,
    In a rectangle, I have created three section similar to having three rows.
    The top row only has one row
    The bottom row also has only one row
    The middle row has a table where the number of records returned may vary...
    Question:
    How can the rectangle be increased or descreased in height depending on the number of rows returned in the middle section.
    Should I be using a list instead?

    Thanks

    Monday, February 27, 2012 2:36 PM

Answers

  • Yes the table will expand in height, to accomodate whatever items are inside. 

    However, if you are not careful, your text boxes and tables can have alignment issues, like spaces between textboxes/tables.

    If you are facing issues in alignment, the safest way would be to have one rectangle for the first row, one rectangle for the third row and then hold everything together with the rectangle you already had.

    If you feel the rectangle is not expanding, it could be because your report items are not placed inside the rectangle. Drag and drop the report items inside the rectangle once more and check.


    Cheers,
    Jason
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    Monday, February 27, 2012 3:42 PM
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  • The rectangle will automatically expand to include your items.

    So if you have put 3 tables inside a rectangle (1 - only 1 row, 2 - can return multiple rows, 3 - only one row), the rectangle would automatically increase in height to accommodate all the 3 tables. And having a rectangle around the 3 tables, will ensure that the 3 tables stay together in the rectangle


    Cheers,
    Jason
    P.S. : Please click the 'Mark as Answer' button if a post solves your problem! :)

    Some Random Thoughts

    Follow @de_unparagoned

    Monday, February 27, 2012 3:26 PM
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  • In the first section, I have placed two textboxes next to eachother and no table here.

    In the middle section, there is a table which returns multiple rows.

    In the last section, there are also two textboxes next to eachother and no table here.

    Doe sthe rectangle still expand in height?

    Thanks

    Monday, February 27, 2012 3:39 PM
  • Yes the table will expand in height, to accomodate whatever items are inside. 

    However, if you are not careful, your text boxes and tables can have alignment issues, like spaces between textboxes/tables.

    If you are facing issues in alignment, the safest way would be to have one rectangle for the first row, one rectangle for the third row and then hold everything together with the rectangle you already had.

    If you feel the rectangle is not expanding, it could be because your report items are not placed inside the rectangle. Drag and drop the report items inside the rectangle once more and check.


    Cheers,
    Jason
    P.S. : Please click the 'Mark as Answer' button if a post solves your problem! :)

    Some Random Thoughts

    Follow @de_unparagoned


    Monday, February 27, 2012 3:42 PM
    Moderator
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    Monday, February 27, 2012 3:44 PM