Solved

How do I add a line break in a report text box?

Posted on 2011-03-20
4
318 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
The ControlSource for the text box in my report is: =[strHorseBarnName] & IIf(Not IsNull([strHorseRegisteredName])," (" & [strHorseRegisteredName] & ")","")

How do I get the registered name to print in a line below the barn name (if it is NOT null)?

I tried  vbCrLf but that did not work.
0
Comment
Question by:bobbat
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 120

Assisted Solution

by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 350 total points
ID: 35177490
try

=[strHorseBarnName] & IIf(Not IsNull([strHorseRegisteredName]),Chr(13) & Chr(10) & "(" & [strHorseRegisteredName] & ")","")
0
 
LVL 120

Accepted Solution

by:
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 350 total points
ID: 35177748
or maybe this

=[strHorseBarnName] & IIf([strHorseRegisteredName] & ""<>"",Chr(13) & Chr(10) & "(" & [strHorseRegisteredName] & ")","")
0
 
LVL 74

Assisted Solution

by:Jeffrey Coachman
Jeffrey Coachman earned 150 total points
ID: 35179191
If these are text fields then you really need to be checking for empty strings ("")

Nulls are, (For lack of a simpler definition), irrelevant in string (text) fields in MS Access.

So, these worked fine for me:

=[strHorseBarnName] & IIf([strHorseRegisteredName]="","",Chr(13) & Chr(10) & [strHorseRegisteredName])

=[strHorseBarnName] & IIf(Len([strHorseRegisteredName])=0,"",Chr(13) & Chr(10) & [strHorseRegisteredName])

See here for more info:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/A_1910-Understanding-Null-Empty-Blank-N-A-ZLS-Nothing-Missing.html

;-)

JeffCoachman
0
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Jeffrey Coachman
ID: 35179207
Or like this with the parenthesis:

=[strHorseBarnName] & IIf([strHorseRegisteredName]="","",Chr(13) & Chr(10) & "(" & [strHorseRegisteredName] & ")")

Or

=[strHorseBarnName] & IIf(Len([strHorseRegisteredName])=0,"",Chr(13) & Chr(10) & "(" & [strHorseRegisteredName] & ")")
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction The Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) language is at the heart of every application that you write. It is your key to taking Access beyond the world of wizards into a world where anything is possible. This article introduces you to…
A simple tool to export all objects of two Access files as text and compare it with Meld, a free diff tool.
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server stored procedures from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Micr…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question