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Group data on same line as detail data - How to? [message #1052950] Wed, 01 May 2013 10:26 Go to next message
Marc Horvath is currently offline Marc Horvath
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Registered: May 2013
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I'm new to BIRT and just started the tutorial this morning. I noticed that when the data breaks from a group, like state to state or city to city within a state, the group value gets displayed on it's own line and then the details are displayed on the next line. Is there any way for the group value/data to be displayed on the same line as the detail data?

I've attached a picture of what the report is doing and a picture of what I would like it to look like after reformatting the data in a spreadsheet.

Thanks very much,
Marc
marc@andrewsandwatson.com

Is Doing:
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What I would like it to do:
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Re: Group data on same line as detail data - How to? [message #1053025 is a reply to message #1052950] Thu, 02 May 2013 02:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Noor ul Huda is currently offline Noor ul Huda
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Registered: April 2012
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I think you are asking about formatting of report??
Re: Group data on same line as detail data - How to? [message #1053093 is a reply to message #1053025] Thu, 02 May 2013 08:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marc Horvath is currently offline Marc Horvath
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Registered: May 2013
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Yes this issue is about formatting a report. The bottom line is can I suppress printing a newline character when a new group value is displayed/printed? The format I want is shown in the second image of my original post.
Re: Group data on same line as detail data - How to? [message #1053194 is a reply to message #1053093] Fri, 03 May 2013 01:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Williams is currently offline Michael Williams
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If you select the cell that contains the element in the group row and go to the general tab of the property editor and set the drop property to "detail", you should get what you're wanting. Let me know.

Michael

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Re: Group data on same line as detail data - How to? [message #1053237 is a reply to message #1053194] Fri, 03 May 2013 06:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marc Horvath is currently offline Marc Horvath
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Registered: May 2013
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Michael,

Thank you very much for the idea and response but I can find a drop property setting on the General tab. On the General tab I see: Name, Element ID, Font, Size, Color, Background Color, Whitespace, Style, and Display. I checked out the other property tabs and didn't see it there either.

Marc
Re: Group data on same line as detail data - How to? [message #1053240 is a reply to message #1053194] Fri, 03 May 2013 06:26 Go to previous message
Marc Horvath is currently offline Marc Horvath
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Registered: May 2013
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OK, I played around some more and found the drop property. I had clicked in the wrong cell. The problem now though is that the drop property is only available in cells in which I don't have a value defined. When I set the property to detail in certain cells it drops the value displayed in that column.
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