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Hidden field labels keep report section from shrinking

Posted on 2004-09-17
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I have a report in which I'm using the following to hide labels if a field is empty:

If IsNull(Phone) Then
    PhoneLabel.Visible = False
Else
    PhoneLabel.Visible = True
End If

I have this set for several fields and it works great to hide those labels if there are no contents in the field, however the end result is a lot of white space before the start of the next report section, even though I have everything set to Can Shrink. The labels don't have that option, so what do I do to get them to not keep the detail section from shrinking to only the fields that contain data?

Thanks.
RWW
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by:Jim Horn
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The only option I can think of would be to shove as much of this stuff towards the bottom of the section, then use VBA code to set the .Height property as high as possible when certain fields are blank.

Otherwise, I bet this is covered in Crystal Reports.

Hope this helps.
-Jim
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will_scarlet7 earned 50 total points
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Hi Richard,
Are you asking how to shrink the detail section to avoid the blank space when there are empty fields? If so I think you can use the Top property of the controls to move them highter when visible is set to False and the height property of the detail section to shrink it.
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by:PstWood
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Thanks, Jim & "Will"
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by:will_scarlet7
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Hope it was a help. ThanX for the points!

God bless!

Sam
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by:PstWood
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Well, I thought that would do it, but then I hit another snag. I have the following in my report onformat event:

If IsNull(Fax) Then
    FaxLabel.Visible = False
    FaxLabel.Top = 0
    FaxLabel.Height = 0
Else
    FaxLabel.Visible = True
    FaxLabel.Top = 0.5417
    FaxLabel.Height = 0.25
End If

The problem is that when the field is not empty, the label still doesn't show. If I remove the Top and Height stipulations, it works fine, but doesn't collapse when the Fax field is empty. Anyone have a solution?

Thanks.
RWW
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by:will_scarlet7
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Richard, I think it may be that Access uses TWIPS as it's standard measurement when setting it in code. I think one inch is 1440 TWIPS, so it might work better like this:

If IsNull(Fax) Then
    FaxLabel.Visible = False
    FaxLabel.Top = 0
    FaxLabel.Height = 0
Else
    FaxLabel.Visible = True
    FaxLabel.Top = 780
    FaxLabel.Height = 360
End If
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by:PstWood
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That fixed it.
Thanks
RWW
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