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Crystal Report - "Keep Together" option at Details section level does not work for a Growable text field

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How to get the details section to start on a next page if it cannot fit all the fields on the same page.

I have a details section with some fields and a big text field that can grow to several lines (can take anywhere from 1 line to more then 1 page). Now, If the next record cannot fit on the same page, I want all the fields to start on the next page - but I cannot get it to work with both "can grow" option on the text field and "keep together" option on the details section.
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Mike McCrackenSenior Consultant
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You may have to add a group on a unique field so each record is in its own group.  If you don't have such a field then you may be able to group on the RecordNumber special field in Crystal. You can then set the group up for KEEP TOGETHER

This article on how the KEEP TOGETHER options work may help

http://support.businessobjects.com/library/kbase/articles/c2010715.asp

mlmcc

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I actually added another details subsection (Detail - a) within Details and then grouped both Detail and Detail-a and it seems to work!!

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Thanks anyway for your suggestion.
Mike McCrackenSenior Consultant
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That will work.

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