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reportlab multipage table

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i m using reportlab for pdf. i m trying generate a table but when table is long it won't go to multipage.

another thing i want to repeat header on multipage table.

is there any idea how do i do that i m posting my code in it.

give me example if it possible. thanks

please help me out.
ts = [('ALIGN', (1,1), (-1,-1), 'CENTER'),
            ('ALIGN', (-2,0), (-2,-1), 'CENTER'),
            ('VALIGN', (0,0), (-1,-1), 'MIDDLE'),
            ('FONT', (0,0), (-1,-1), 'Helvetica', 9),
            ('BOX', (0,0), (-1, -1), tableBorder, colors.black), tableGrid
             ,
            ('BACKGROUND', (0,0), (-1,0), colors.Color(0.85,0.85,0.85))]
 
        table = Table(data, style=ts, splitByRow = 1 )
        Flowable.wrapOn(table,c,400,625)
        
        table.drawOn(c, posX*cm, posY*cm)

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For a long table, you can have a fixed header and scrollable table rows.

you can define CSS for print media to add header, footer.

Look the following code.

 
<!-- This comment keeps IE6/7 in the reliable quirks mode -->
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
 
<title>Scrollable Table with Fixed Header, repeat print header and footer</title>
 
<meta name="keywords" content="fixed table header; non-scroll header; fixed footer; freeze header; CSS tips; print repeating headers; print repeating footers">
 
 
<style type="text/css">
div.tableContainer {
	width: 80%;		/* table width will be 99% of this*/
	height: 400px; 	/* must be greater than tbody*/
	overflow: auto;
	margin: 0 auto;
	}
 
table {
	width: 99%;		/*100% of container produces horiz. scroll in Mozilla*/
	border: none;
	background-color: #f7f7f7;
	}
	
table, tbody	{  /* child selector syntax which IE6 and older do not support*/
	overflow: auto; 
	height: 25px;
	overflow-x: hidden;
	}
	
thead tr	{
	position:relative; 
	top: expression(offsetParent.scrollTop); /*IE5+ only*/
	}
	
thead td, thead th {
	text-align: center;
	font-size: 14px; 
	background-color: oldlace;
	color: steelblue;
	font-weight: bold;
	border-top: solid 1px #d8d8d8;
	}	
	
td	{
	color: #000;
	padding-right: 2px;
	font-size: 12px;
	text-align: right;
	border-bottom: solid 1px #d8d8d8;
	border-left: solid 1px #d8d8d8;
	}
	
table tfoot tr { 
      position: relative; 
      overflow-x: hidden;
      top: expression(parentNode.parentNode.offsetHeight >= 
	  offsetParent.offsetHeight ? 0 - parentNode.parentNode.offsetHeight + offsetParent.offsetHeight + offsetParent.scrollTop : 0);
      }
 
 
tfoot td	{
	text-align: center;
	font-size: 11px;
	font-weight: bold;
	background-color: papayawhip;
	color: steelblue;
	border-top: solid 1px slategray;
	}
 
td:last-child {padding-right: 20px;}
 
</style>
 
 
 
<!-- print style sheet -->
<style type="text/css" media="print">
div.tableContainer {overflow: visible;	}
table,tbody	{overflow: visible; }
td {height: 14pt;} /*adds control for test purposes*/
thead td	{font-size: 11pt;	}
tfoot td	{
	text-align: center;
	font-size: 9pt;
	border-bottom: solid 1px slategray;
	}
	
thead	{display: table-header-group;	}
tfoot	{display: table-footer-group;	}
thead th, thead td	{position: static; } 
 
thead tr	{position: static; } /*prevent problem if print after scrolling table*/ 
table tfoot tr {     position: static;    }
</style>
 
</head>
 
<body>
 
<div id="container">
<div class="tableContainer">
  <table cellspacing="0" width="90%">
     <thead>
      <tr> 
        <td width="18%">Station</td>
        <td width="38%">Date</td>
        <td width="28%">Status</td>
        <td width="16%">Num.</td>
      </tr>
    </thead>
    <tfoot>
      <tr> 
        <td colspan="5">Table footer repeats on print</td>
      </tr>
    </tfoot>
    <tbody>
      <tr> 
        <td>KABC</td>
        <td>09/12/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>0</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>KCBS</td>
        <td>09/11/2002</td>
        <td>Lockdown</td>
        <td>2</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WFLA</td>
        <td>09/11/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>1</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WTSP</td>
        <td>09/15/2002</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>10</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WROC</td>
        <td>10/11/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>12</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WPPP</td>
        <td>09/16/2002</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>0</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WRRR</td>
        <td>09/06/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>5</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WTTT</td>
        <td>09/21/2002</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>0</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>W000</td>
        <td>11/11/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>7</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>KABC</td>
        <td>10/01/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>10</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>KCBS</td>
        <td>10/18/2002</td>
        <td>Lockdown</td>
        <td>2</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WFLA</td>
        <td>10/18/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>1</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WTSP</td>
        <td>10/19/2002</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>0</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WROC</td>
        <td>07/18/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>2</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WPPP</td>
        <td>10/28/2002</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>10</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WRRR</td>
        <td>10/28/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>5</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WTTT</td>
        <td>10/08/2002</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>0</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WIL0</td>
        <td>10/18/2001</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>7</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>KABC</td>
        <td>04/18/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>0</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>KCBS</td>
        <td>10/05/2001</td>
        <td>Lockdown</td>
        <td>2</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WFLA</td>
        <td>10/18/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>1</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WTSP</td>
        <td>10/19/2002</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>0</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WROC</td>
        <td>12/18/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>2</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WPPP</td>
        <td>12/28/2002</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>8</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WRRR</td>
        <td>12/20/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>5</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WTTT</td>
        <td>12/11/2002</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>0</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>W0VB</td>
        <td>01/18/2003</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>17</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>KABC</td>
        <td>12/17/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>20</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>KCBS</td>
        <td>12/16/2002</td>
        <td>Lockdown</td>
        <td>2</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WFAA</td>
        <td>12/18/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>1</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WTSP</td>
        <td>12/18/2002</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>0</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WROC</td>
        <td>12/19/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>2</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WPPP</td>
        <td>12/06/2002</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>0</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WRRR</td>
        <td>12/28/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>5</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WTTT</td>
        <td>12/30/2002</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>0</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>UMBA</td>
        <td>12/26/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>7</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>KABC</td>
        <td>12/18/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>0</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>KCBS</td>
        <td>12/29/2002</td>
        <td>Lockdown</td>
        <td>2</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WFFF</td>
        <td>12/22/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>1</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WTSP</td>
        <td>12/18/2001</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>9</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WROC</td>
        <td>11/19/2001</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>2</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WPPP</td>
        <td>11/20/2001</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>0</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WRRR</td>
        <td>10/19/2001</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>5</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WTTT</td>
        <td>11/29/2001</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>8</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>KPLT</td>
        <td>11/19/2001</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>7</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>KABC</td>
        <td>11/19/2001</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>13</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>KBRE</td>
        <td>11/19/2001</td>
        <td>Lockdown</td>
        <td>2</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WFLA</td>
        <td>11/19/2001</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>1</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WTSP</td>
        <td>02/19/2003</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>0</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WROC</td>
        <td>02/17/2003</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>2</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WPPP</td>
        <td>02/16/2003</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>16</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WRRR</td>
        <td>02/29/2003</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>5</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WTTT</td>
        <td>03/19/2003</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>19</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>KLTR</td>
        <td>02/10/2003</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>7</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>KABC</td>
        <td>04/05/2003</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>16</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>KCBS</td>
        <td>02/19/2003</td>
        <td>Lockdown</td>
        <td>2</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WFLA</td>
        <td>02/16/2003</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>1</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WTSP</td>
        <td>02/13/2003</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>5</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WROC</td>
        <td>02/14/2003</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>2</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WPPP</td>
        <td>03/19/2003</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>0</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WRRR</td>
        <td>02/19/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>5</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WTTT</td>
        <td>02/19/2002</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>0</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WYYD</td>
        <td>02/11/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>7</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>KABC</td>
        <td>02/19/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>11</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>KCBS</td>
        <td>02/19/2002</td>
        <td>Lockdown</td>
        <td>12</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WFLA</td>
        <td>05/19/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>1</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WTSP</td>
        <td>02/20/2002</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>0</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WROC</td>
        <td>05/20/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>2</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WPPP</td>
        <td>02/19/2003</td>
        <td>In-Progress</td>
        <td>13</td>
      </tr>
      <tr> 
        <td>WRRR</td>
        <td>02/19/2002</td>
        <td>Submitted</td>
        <td>5</td>
      </tr>
 
    </tbody>
  </table>
 
</div>
 
 
</div> <!-- end container -->
</body>
</html>

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by:OpenRoadTech
ID: 33914686
The solution given above is for HTML, not for reportlab pdfs.  You instead want to use a document template, like so:


def myFirstPage(canvas, doc):
        canvas.saveState()
        canvas.setFont('Times-Roman',9)
        canvas.drawString(inch, 0.75 * inch, "Page %d %s" % (doc.page, pageinfo))
        canvas.restoreState()

    #We define the fixed features of the first page of the document with the function above.
    def myLaterPages(canvas, doc):
        canvas.saveState()
        canvas.setFont('Times-Roman',9)
        canvas.drawString(inch, 0.75 * inch, "Page %d %s" % (doc.page, pageinfo))
        canvas.restoreState()

    doc = SimpleDocTemplate(filename)
    doc.topMargin = .5*inch

    Story = []

    grid_style_attrs = [('LINEABOVE', (0,0), (MAX_COL, 0), 1.2, colors.black),
                        ('LINEBELOW', (0,0), (MAX_COL, 0), 1.1, colors.black),
                        ('OUTLINE', (0,0), (MAX_COL, 0), 1.1, colors.black),
                        ('OUTLINE', (0,1), (MAX_COL, -1), 1, colors.black),
                        ('GRID', (0,0), (-1,-1), 0.25, colors.black),
                        ('ALIGN', (1,1), (-1,-1), 'RIGHT'),
                        ]

    GRID_STYLE = TableStyle(grid_style_attrs)

    data = [['col1', 'col2', 'col3'],
            [1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6], [7, 8, 9]]

    t = Table(data, style=GRID_STYLE, repeatRows=1, repeatCols=1, 
              colWidths=[.4*inch, .5*inch, .42*inch])
    Story.append(t)
    Story.append(Spacer(1,.2*inch))

    doc.build(Story, onFirstPage=myFirstPage, onLaterPages=myLaterPages)

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by:OpenRoadTech
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Excuse me, that first

def myFirstPage(canvas, doc):

should be indented.
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