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Increase column width in excel report [message #555466] Thu, 26 August 2010 17:00 Go to next message
Neil Wang is currently offline Neil Wang
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Hi,

I created an excel specific report which has a 10 column table. I set the width of each column to be 10% of the total width of the table (100%). The excel report that was generated shows the info successfully but the column width is very small. I tried changing the column width to 20% and the total width of the table to 200% and the result is still the same. Is there any way to increase column width in excel report? I understand that we can do it manually but I am looking for a solution that doesn't require us to do that.

please advise.

Neil
Re: Increase column width in excel report [message #555670 is a reply to message #555466] Fri, 27 August 2010 14:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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Neil,

What version are you using? Also can you try setting it using point or
inches? Is the report set to fixed layout?

Jason

On 8/26/2010 1:00 PM, Neil Wang wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I created an excel specific report which has a 10 column table. I set
> the width of each column to be 10% of the total width of the table
> (100%). The excel report that was generated shows the info successfully
> but the column width is very small. I tried changing the column width to
> 20% and the total width of the table to 200% and the result is still the
> same. Is there any way to increase column width in excel report? I
> understand that we can do it manually but I am looking for a solution
> that doesn't require us to do that.
>
> please advise.
>
> Neil
Re: Increase column width in excel report [message #555727 is a reply to message #555670] Fri, 27 August 2010 22:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Neil Wang is currently offline Neil Wang
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Hi,

I tried using point/inch but they don't work. The version I am using is 2.3.2 and the report is in auto layout.

please advise.

Neil
Re: Increase column width in excel report [message #556815 is a reply to message #555727] Thu, 02 September 2010 17:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Neil Wang is currently offline Neil Wang
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any comment?
Re: Increase column width in excel report [message #556819 is a reply to message #556815] Thu, 02 September 2010 17:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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Neil,

Sorry about the delay, I did not see your response. Did you try fixed
layout?

Jason

On 9/2/2010 1:12 PM, Neil Wang wrote:
> any comment?
Re: Increase column width in excel report [message #556833 is a reply to message #556819] Thu, 02 September 2010 18:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Neil Wang is currently offline Neil Wang
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Hi,

The outcome is still the same. Please advise.

Neil
Re: Increase column width in excel report [message #556850 is a reply to message #556833] Thu, 02 September 2010 19:28 Go to previous message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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Neil,

I think this may have been fixed in later versions of birt. Take a look
at the attached example. In the second column I went into the advanced
properties to set the width of the data item, then I set the width of
the column. I exported to xls and the proper width showed up in xls.

Jason


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<report xmlns="http://www.eclipse.org/birt/2005/design" version="3.2.17"
id="1">
<property name="createdBy">Eclipse BIRT Designer Version
2.3.2.r232_20090202 Build &lt;2.3.2.v20090218-0730></property>
<property name="units">in</property>
<property name="iconFile">/templates/blank_report.gif</property>
<property name="layoutPreference">fixed layout</property>
<property name="bidiLayoutOrientation">ltr</property>
<data-sources>
<oda-data-source
extensionID="org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.jdbc" name="Data Source"
id="7">
<text-property name="displayName"></text-property>
<property
name="odaDriverClass">org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.sampledb.Driver </property>
<property name="odaURL">jdbc:classicmodels:sampledb</property>
<property name="odaUser">ClassicModels</property>
<property name="OdaConnProfileName"></property>
</oda-data-source>
</data-sources>
<data-sets>
<oda-data-set
extensionID="org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.jdbc.JdbcSelectDataSet "
name="Data Set" id="8">
<list-property name="columnHints">
<structure>
<property name="columnName">ORDERNUMBER</property>
<property name="displayName">ORDERNUMBER</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="columnName">PRODUCTCODE</property>
<property name="displayName">PRODUCTCODE</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="columnName">QUANTITYORDERED</property>
<property name="displayName">QUANTITYORDERED</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="columnName">PRICEEACH</property>
<property name="displayName">PRICEEACH</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="columnName">ORDERLINENUMBER</property>
<property name="displayName">ORDERLINENUMBER</property>
</structure>
</list-property>
<structure name="cachedMetaData">
<list-property name="resultSet">
<structure>
<property name="position">1</property>
<property name="name">ORDERNUMBER</property>
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="position">2</property>
<property name="name">PRODUCTCODE</property>
<property name="dataType">string</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="position">3</property>
<property name="name">QUANTITYORDERED</property>
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="position">4</property>
<property name="name">PRICEEACH</property>
<property name="dataType">float</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="position">5</property>
<property name="name">ORDERLINENUMBER</property>
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
</structure>
</list-property>
</structure>
<property name="dataSource">Data Source</property>
<list-property name="resultSet">
<structure>
<property name="position">1</property>
<property name="name">ORDERNUMBER</property>
<property name="nativeName">ORDERNUMBER</property>
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
<property name="nativeDataType">4</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="position">2</property>
<property name="name">PRODUCTCODE</property>
<property name="nativeName">PRODUCTCODE</property>
<property name="dataType">string</property>
<property name="nativeDataType">12</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="position">3</property>
<property name="name">QUANTITYORDERED</property>
<property name="nativeName">QUANTITYORDERED</property>
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
<property name="nativeDataType">4</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="position">4</property>
<property name="name">PRICEEACH</property>
<property name="nativeName">PRICEEACH</property>
<property name="dataType">float</property>
<property name="nativeDataType">8</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="position">5</property>
<property name="name">ORDERLINENUMBER</property>
<property name="nativeName">ORDERLINENUMBER</property>
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
<property name="nativeDataType">5</property>
</structure>
</list-property>
<property name="queryText">select *
from orderdetails
where ordernumber = 10101</property>
<xml-property name="designerValues"><![CDATA[<?xml
version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<model:DesignValues
xmlns:design="http://www.eclipse.org/datatools/connectivity/oda/design"
xmlns:model="http://www.eclipse.org/birt/report/model/adapter/odaModel">
<Version>1.0</Version>
<design:ResultSets derivedMetaData="true">
<design:resultSetDefinitions>
<design:resultSetColumns>
<design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:attributes>
<design:name>ORDERNUMBER</design:name>
<design:position>1</design:position>
<design:nativeDataTypeCode>4</design:nativeDataTypeCode>
<design:precision>10</design:precision>
<design:scale>0</design:scale>
<design:nullability>Nullable</design:nullability>
<design:uiHints>
<design:displayName>ORDERNUMBER</design:displayName>
</design:uiHints>
</design:attributes>
<design:usageHints>
<design:label>ORDERNUMBER</design:label>
<design:formattingHints>
<design:displaySize>11</design:displaySize>
</design:formattingHints>
</design:usageHints>
</design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:attributes>
<design:name>PRODUCTCODE</design:name>
<design:position>2</design:position>
<design:nativeDataTypeCode>12</design:nativeDataTypeCode>
<design:precision>15</design:precision>
<design:scale>0</design:scale>
<design:nullability>Nullable</design:nullability>
<design:uiHints>
<design:displayName>PRODUCTCODE</design:displayName>
</design:uiHints>
</design:attributes>
<design:usageHints>
<design:label>PRODUCTCODE</design:label>
<design:formattingHints>
<design:displaySize>15</design:displaySize>
</design:formattingHints>
</design:usageHints>
</design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:attributes>
<design:name>QUANTITYORDERED</design:name>
<design:position>3</design:position>
<design:nativeDataTypeCode>4</design:nativeDataTypeCode>
<design:precision>10</design:precision>
<design:scale>0</design:scale>
<design:nullability>Nullable</design:nullability>
<design:uiHints>
<design:displayName>QUANTITYORDERED</design:displayName>
</design:uiHints>
</design:attributes>
<design:usageHints>
<design:label>QUANTITYORDERED</design:label>
<design:formattingHints>
<design:displaySize>11</design:displaySize>
</design:formattingHints>
</design:usageHints>
</design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:attributes>
<design:name>PRICEEACH</design:name>
<design:position>4</design:position>
<design:nativeDataTypeCode>8</design:nativeDataTypeCode>
<design:precision>15</design:precision>
<design:scale>0</design:scale>
<design:nullability>Nullable</design:nullability>
<design:uiHints>
<design:displayName>PRICEEACH</design:displayName>
</design:uiHints>
</design:attributes>
<design:usageHints>
<design:label>PRICEEACH</design:label>
<design:formattingHints>
<design:displaySize>22</design:displaySize>
</design:formattingHints>
</design:usageHints>
</design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:resultColumnDefinitions>
<design:attributes>
<design:name>ORDERLINENUMBER</design:name>
<design:position>5</design:position>
<design:nativeDataTypeCode>5</design:nativeDataTypeCode>
<design:precision>5</design:precision>
<design:scale>0</design:scale>
<design:nullability>Nullable</design:nullability>
<design:uiHints>
<design:displayName>ORDERLINENUMBER</design:displayName>
</design:uiHints>
</design:attributes>
<design:usageHints>
<design:label>ORDERLINENUMBER</design:label>
<design:formattingHints>
<design:displaySize>6</design:displaySize>
</design:formattingHints>
</design:usageHints>
</design:resultColumnDefinitions>
</design:resultSetColumns>
</design:resultSetDefinitions>
</design:ResultSets>
</model:DesignValues>
]]></xml-property>
</oda-data-set>
</data-sets>
<styles>
<style name="report" id="4">
<property name="fontFamily">"Verdana"</property>
<property name="fontSize">10pt</property>
</style>
<style name="crosstab-cell" id="5">
<property name="borderBottomColor">#CCCCCC</property>
<property name="borderBottomStyle">solid</property>
<property name="borderBottomWidth">1pt</property>
<property name="borderLeftColor">#CCCCCC</property>
<property name="borderLeftStyle">solid</property>
<property name="borderLeftWidth">1pt</property>
<property name="borderRightColor">#CCCCCC</property>
<property name="borderRightStyle">solid</property>
<property name="borderRightWidth">1pt</property>
<property name="borderTopColor">#CCCCCC</property>
<property name="borderTopStyle">solid</property>
<property name="borderTopWidth">1pt</property>
</style>
<style name="crosstab" id="6">
<property name="borderBottomColor">#CCCCCC</property>
<property name="borderBottomStyle">solid</property>
<property name="borderBottomWidth">1pt</property>
<property name="borderLeftColor">#CCCCCC</property>
<property name="borderLeftStyle">solid</property>
<property name="borderLeftWidth">1pt</property>
<property name="borderRightColor">#CCCCCC</property>
<property name="borderRightStyle">solid</property>
<property name="borderRightWidth">1pt</property>
<property name="borderTopColor">#CCCCCC</property>
<property name="borderTopStyle">solid</property>
<property name="borderTopWidth">1pt</property>
</style>
</styles>
<page-setup>
<simple-master-page name="Simple MasterPage" id="2">
<property name="topMargin">0.25in</property>
<property name="leftMargin">0.25in</property>
<property name="bottomMargin">0.25in</property>
<property name="rightMargin">0.25in</property>
<page-footer>
<text id="3">
<property name="contentType">html</property>
<text-property
name="content"><![CDATA[<value-of>new Date()</value-of>]]></text-property>
</text>
</page-footer>
</simple-master-page>
</page-setup>
<body>
<table id="9">
<property name="masterPage">Simple MasterPage</property>
<property name="width">7.5in</property>
<property name="dataSet">Data Set</property>
<list-property name="boundDataColumns">
<structure>
<property name="name">ORDERNUMBER</property>
<property name="displayName">ORDERNUMBER</property>
<expression
name="expression">dataSetRow["ORDERNUMBER"]</expression >
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="name">PRODUCTCODE</property>
<property name="displayName">PRODUCTCODE</property>
<expression
name="expression">dataSetRow["PRODUCTCODE"]</expression >
<property name="dataType">string</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="name">QUANTITYORDERED</property>
<property name="displayName">QUANTITYORDERED</property>
<expression
name="expression">dataSetRow["QUANTITYORDERED"]</expression >
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="name">PRICEEACH</property>
<property name="displayName">PRICEEACH</property>
<expression
name="expression">dataSetRow["PRICEEACH"]</expression>
<property name="dataType">float</property>
</structure>
<structure>
<property name="name">ORDERLINENUMBER</property>
<property name="displayName">ORDERLINENUMBER</property>
<expression
name="expression">dataSetRow["ORDERLINENUMBER"]</expression >
<property name="dataType">integer</property>
</structure>
</list-property>
<column id="38">
<property name="width">1.1979166666666667in</property>
</column>
<column id="39">
<property name="width">0.20833333333333334in</property>
</column>
<column id="40">
<property name="width">1.53125in</property>
</column>
<column id="41"/>
<column id="42"/>
<header>
<row id="10">
<cell id="11">
<label id="12">
<text-property
name="text">ORDERNUMBER</text-property>
</label>
</cell>
<cell id="13"/>
<cell id="15">
<label id="16">
<text-property
name="text">QUANTITYORDERED</text-property>
</label>
</cell>
<cell id="17">
<label id="18">
<text-property
name="text">PRICEEACH</text-property>
</label>
</cell>
<cell id="19">
<label id="20">
<text-property
name="text">ORDERLINENUMBER</text-property>
</label>
</cell>
</row>
</header>
<detail>
<row id="21">
<cell id="22">
<data id="23">
<property
name="resultSetColumn">ORDERNUMBER</property>
</data>
</cell>
<cell id="24">
<data id="25">
<property name="canShrink">true</property>
<property name="width">0.1in</property>
<property
name="resultSetColumn">PRODUCTCODE</property>
</data>
</cell>
<cell id="26">
<data id="27">
<property
name="resultSetColumn">QUANTITYORDERED</property>
</data>
</cell>
<cell id="28">
<data id="29">
<property
name="resultSetColumn">PRICEEACH</property>
</data>
</cell>
<cell id="30">
<data id="31">
<property
name="resultSetColumn">ORDERLINENUMBER</property>
</data>
</cell>
</row>
</detail>
<footer>
<row id="32">
<cell id="33"/>
<cell id="34"/>
<cell id="35"/>
<cell id="36"/>
<cell id="37"/>
</row>
</footer>
</table>
</body>
</report>


On 9/2/2010 2:07 PM, Neil Wang wrote:
> Hi,
>
> The outcome is still the same. Please advise.
>
> Neil
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