Solved

Autosize Height in Datawindow header band?

Posted on 2004-08-19
5
2,025 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-26
Greetings All,

I have a datawindow with a detail band and three groups.  One of the fields in the top group can be multiple lines and so I checked autosize height for that field on the properties | position tab.

When I run the report, if there is more than one line of text in the field it slides underneath group 2 so that it cannot be read correctly.

I notice that you can only only the detail band has the autosize height property.  Am I stuck or is there a work around to make the group band slide move down when there is a field with the autosize height property turned on?

Thank you,

Paul
0
Comment
Question by:pemurray
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:diasroshan
ID: 11849320
hi paul,
i can suggest a work around...
when u set ur datawindow to preview mode it displays the desired format (without overlapping)....

so what u can do is after retrieve write the following line of code...
dw_report.Modify("DataWindow.Print.Preview=Yes")


do ask for more assistance...

Cheers,
Rosh
0
 

Author Comment

by:pemurray
ID: 11851559
Rosh,

Thanks.

I tried adding dw_1.Modify("DataWindow.Print.Preview=Yes") to script just before the retrieve and the only difference is that I see a blue line around the border/margin.

But the text in the multiline field is still sliding below the group below it.  It is not in the detail band.

Thanks again.

Paul
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:diasroshan
ID: 11857947
hi,

do
dw_1.Modify("DataWindow.Print.Preview=Yes")
after retrieve...

i had a similar problem like urs in one of my reports which got solved by this solution...

don't worry abt the blue lines... they will not come in the print...its only a preview line....

Cheers,
Rosh
0
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
sandeep_patel earned 500 total points
ID: 11858626
Hi Paul,
 remember u can set autosize height property for any other band except Detail band. so any logic related to autosize height in any other band will not work. If u want the exact effect move that column to detail band. Here u turned on the autosize height for column so it grows but group band will not grow.

look here for more
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/PowerBuilder/Q_21001347.html

-sandeep
0
 

Author Comment

by:pemurray
ID: 11859916
Hi Sandeep,

I guess you are telling me that it is not going to work.  I don't want the text in the detail band so I guess I am going to have to simply limit the size.

Thanks!

Paul
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Programmer's Notepad is, one of the best free text editing tools available, simply because the developers appear to have second-guessed every weird problem or issue a programmer is likely to run into. One of these problems is selecting and deleti…
Update (December 2011): Since this article was published, the things have changed for good for Android native developers. The Sequoyah Project (http://www.eclipse.org/sequoyah/) automates most of the tasks discussed in this article. You can even fin…
The viewer will learn how to use NetBeans IDE 8.0 for Windows to connect to a MySQL database. Open Services Panel: Create a new connection using New Connection Wizard: Create a test database called eetutorial: Create a new test tabel called ee…
The viewer will learn how to synchronize PHP projects with a remote server in NetBeans IDE 8.0 for Windows.

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now