I am having an issue with Jasper Reporting. This is related to the sizing of objects/sub objects and overrunning the boundaries. I am developing the report using iReport 5.6. This development environment is what I am limited to by the software vendor. And, actually their report developers are using 4.2, but that is another story.
My report is a series of header, detail and footers. And then a series of nested elements Frames, Lists, etc. I am having an issue with a specific footer. I have torn is out and recreated it several times thinking that I was doing something incorrectly; only to repeat the same steps each time with the same error messaging. It is important to note that I do not receive errors in the development environment and the report (in the development environment will render as I expect to see it). It is when I add it to the s/w environment that I receive the error.
The error received within the S/W environment is:
Error Message: Report design not valid :
- Element reaches outside list contents width: x = 0, width = 571, list contents width = 569.
No other error information is available. Please consult the log file for more details.
Note: I have consulted the log, which is usually very helpful, only to receive the exact information above with no further discernable detail.
As I mentioned, this error is not encountered in the development tool (iReport 5.6). Where the report runs and returns data (or the lack of data – NULL) as anticipated. The error occurs when/after I add the data fields to the subframe. I have reviewed all of the width parameters of each element down through the nest to ensure that none overlaps the other and each underlying element/group of elements does not exceed the layers above in width. I did notice, at the List (component) level there is an option “Ignore Width Property” which is not available on other layers. I thought, maybe, that checking this element would cascade down and fix the issue below; however, no it does not have a noticeable effect in my report.
What I expect to see is: (this is a render in my dev tool environment. All fields are dates formatted as MM/dd/yyyy except the Value field which is formatted ###0.00)
Here are the defined elements:
Item out of bounds
--LIST (linked to data subset) (0,24,569,36)
What am I missing when it comes to measuring the width of elements and their sub elements? Why is it that when I add the fields to the sub-frame, that it goes out of bounds?
Thank you for your help in solving this issue. I will also continue to review look and try to come up with a solution; if I find it before an answer becomes available here, I will post it.