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  • Creating a multicolumn report
  • Creating a new report
  • Modifying an existing report
  • WLanguage properties associated with the multi-column reports
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Overview
The report editor allows you to create "Multicolumn" reports. In this case, the report contains a Body block in which one or more columns are printed.
For example:
Example of multicolumn report in edit and in preview
Creating a multicolumn report

Creating a new report

To create a "Multicolumn" report:
  1. Select "File .. New .. Report .. Multicolumn report". The wizard for report creation starts.Click among the quick access buttons.
    • Click "Report" in the wheel that is displayed. The window for creating a new element is displayed: click "Report" then "Report".
    • The wizard for report creation starts.
  2. Select "Multicolumn report".
  3. In this wizard, you must specify:
    • The number of columns
    • The report type (Form or Table)
    • The data source of the report (data file, query, ...). See Data source of report for more details.
    • The information specific to the sorts and breaks.
    • The items to print.
    • The automatic calculations on the items (Sum, Average, Counter).
    • The paper format and the orientation (portrait, landscape).
    • The skin template to apply.
    • The title and name of report.

Modifying an existing report

You have the ability to transform an existing report into a multi-column report. To do so:
  1. Open the description window of the report.
  2. Select the "Format" tab.
  3. In the "Multi-column" area, select the number of columns for the report.
Note: The report controls will have to be repositioned in order to adapt to the new report size.
WLanguage properties associated with the multi-column reports
To find out by programming whether a report is a multicolumn report, use ..NbColumn.
To find out the list of properties available for a report, see Properties associated with a report.
Minimum required version
  • Version 15
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