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Text Overflow to another cell [message #653148] Tue, 08 February 2011 11:44 Go to next message
Eric W is currently offline Eric W
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Registered: November 2009
Junior Member
Hello,

I am using BIRT 2.6.1 Report API. I am building some Human Resource type forms that are pre-populated with as much data as possible. In this form I have a block that is filled will a mangers notes about a person. The problem I am having is on occasion the notes are 50 -> 100 lines of text and the block of the form is only so big. The last page of this form is a continuation page of that block "Manager's Notes (continued)".

Is there a way I can get a Data element in a cell to overflow to another specific cell? Also, pending the size of the data to generate more contiuation pages?

I am assuming I set the continuation page as a master page, but I dont know how to get the data to overflow onto the new pages.

Right now the text is in a Grid > Row > Cell > Data[COLUMN_NAME]

This is the result of an expression that just scripts a little bit of formatting.

Thanks for any help.

Re: Text Overflow to another cell [message #653223 is a reply to message #653148] Tue, 08 February 2011 16:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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Registered: July 2009
Senior Member

I have not tried this but if you know the length that will fit could you
do a substring on the data in the first page and add another data item
after the first grid that holds the remainder string?

Jason


On 2/8/2011 11:44 AM, NerdyJoe wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am using BIRT 2.6.1 Report API. I am building some Human Resource type
> forms that are pre-populated with as much data as possible. In this form
> I have a block that is filled will a mangers notes about a person. The
> problem I am having is on occasion the notes are 50 -> 100 lines of text
> and the block of the form is only so big. The last page of this form is
> a continuation page of that block "Manager's Notes (continued)".
> Is there a way I can get a Data element in a cell to overflow to another
> specific cell? Also, pending the size of the data to generate more
> contiuation pages?
>
> I am assuming I set the continuation page as a master page, but I dont
> know how to get the data to overflow onto the new pages.
>
> Right now the text is in a Grid > Row > Cell > Data[COLUMN_NAME]
> This is the result of an expression that just scripts a little bit of
> formatting.
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
>
Re: Text Overflow to another cell [message #778077 is a reply to message #653223] Wed, 11 January 2012 06:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
praneeth botta is currently offline praneeth botta
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Registered: January 2012
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Jason Weathersby wrote on Tue, 08 February 2011 16:22
I have not tried this but if you know the length that will fit could you
do a substring on the data in the first page and add another data item
after the first grid that holds the remainder string?

Jason

>



Is there any other way for this ??? without using the substring .....
Re: Text Overflow to another cell [message #778404 is a reply to message #778077] Wed, 11 January 2012 13:32 Go to previous message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
Messages: 9167
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member

I do not know of one.

Jason

On 1/11/2012 6:35 AM, praneeth botta wrote:
> Jason Weathersby wrote on Tue, 08 February 2011 16:22
>> I have not tried this but if you know the length that will fit could
>> you do a substring on the data in the first page and add another data
>> item after the first grid that holds the remainder string?
>>
>> Jason
>>
>> >
>
>
>
> Is there any other way for this ??? without using the substring .....
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