Alright here is the situation I have a report that was created in vb6 Crystal report designer component, which is probably closest to crystal reports version 8.0. This report has a detail section which is supposed to be a listing of part and description. there can be up to 10 details, across two columns with a each detail taking up to 8 lines(can grow property set to 8). Now I understand that there has to be a limit on the number of parts and we are checking prior to creating the report so we don't hit the threshhold and go over one sheet. The problem is I need the overall section height to always be one size, but still need each individual detail Item size to fluctuate. The reason for this is because I have items below the detail section that belong inside a pre-outlined area so I must get the section to always have the same space even with one part /description and the rest area blank. I am really at a loss and upgrading is just not option with a time constraint.
attached is report.
Here is a structure of the code
1.Populate Text objects in header
2.Set record set to report detail --- mreport.database.Setdataso
3. Populate the rest of the report downward