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Help needed with table splitting


petar.mitrovic

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Hi,

 

I'll try to expose my problem as simplier as I can.

 

Imagine that you have to make a report which displays activities of each department in a company with many of them. Data must be grouped by a few main departments - something like this:

 

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MainDepartment1 |

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Department name | activities |

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Department1.1 | 5 |

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Department1.2 | 6 |

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Department1.3 | 4 |

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MainDepartment1 |

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Department name | activities |

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Department2.1 | 7 |

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...

 

My problem is table header:

 

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MainDepartment1 |

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Department name | activities |

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It should appear each time main department switches and at the top of new page. So I am placing it in my reports page header and group header. But the problem is when new group starts on a new page - my report displays 2 headers. I tried to use scriptlets, but I've got lost in them.

 

Any ideas... I'm listening.

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You could get rid of the page header and use just group headers. You could then set your group to start on a new page when the group changes. The drawback to this approach is that you can end up with a lot of blank area when you have groups with not a lot of data.
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I already tried this, but as you suggested - there was a lot of empty space.

 

What I tried is using scriplets. I used a variable which says what is page header department id, and then used it in "print when" field of group header - if it is same, group header should not be displayed. I used afterPageInit() method to set variable value, but something was going wrong, because group header was shown even then. I feel I'm close to solve this, but I could still use some help.

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As it ususally happens, I solve this problem by an accident when it was the last thing on my mind.

I was working on a report that required some group manipulation. While creating a group i noticed checkbox "Print header on each page".

So simple and on the other hand so difficult.

 

Regards,

Petar.

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