Multiple record set format on same report
Posted on 2008-10-12
I need to create a report to print a manufacturing work order production steps traveler (for those familiar with manufacturing this is basically the production routing/bill of materials traveler). This is a hard copy document that describes every necessary production steps for a making a part/product. Currently we are generating and printing this hard coded report from an Excel workbook and we have more that 40 different versions. The report is of a tabular layout with every line/column boxed. We want to replace theses Excel worksheets with an MS-Access report. The work order information and production steps are all contained in SQL Server tables and I have the capability of adding any extra columns if necessary. What I was planning to do was to design a report for a work order and a sub-report for the work order steps. My issue is that I have up to 5 different record/line/step formats, all of the same total line width by with different number of columns, font sizes and heights. I do not want to code 40 different reports. Is there a way I can define 5 different record/line/step format and conditionally hide/display based on a values found in the work order steps record set?