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Access 2003:  SubReport - how to "dually" use fields - either indiv info  or 1 long comment

Posted on 2011-03-23
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Hi EE,

For this question, uploaded mdb with 3 reports.
parent
subReport1 - acts as column 1
subReport2 - acts as column 2

This is a student progress report. Col 1 shows the fall classes, Col2 shows the spring classes

Each line in the col has these bound fields:
      Subject  Course Number Start Date  End Date  Course Title  Credits Grade

The above fields come from TBL_Transcript.
The entire report is driven by TBL_Transcript.


I was asked to incorporate comments from the comments table, So I did an SQL insert into
TBL_Transcript from TBL_Comments, essentially using the comments as a "fake class".

I places the comments in the course title field, however the comments can be longer.

So my question is, how can i use the row's real estate, that is now occupied by individual
fields, to sometimes morph into 1 long field for a longer comment?

I suppose i can replace the indiv fields with 1 long fields and condition as to what to populate.
Am concerned that if i string up a bunch of fields with ampersands and spaces, the info
will not line up neatly.

Below is a screen shot of subReport 1.
If you want to see the entire report, you can just run RPT_020_Transcript,

tx for your help and ideas, sandra
2011-03-24-rpt.GIF
2011-03-24-EE-ARG-14-Transcript-.zip
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by:Simon Ball
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can you run it with that field / section properties set to can grow = true.

that should let the field expand to show more lines?

i'll have go
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by:Simon Ball
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yes done it.

set that field in the report to cangrow = true.
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by:mytfein
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Hi Sudonim,

tx so much for writing...

it works and is beautiful....

s
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by:Simon Ball
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my pleasure.  i think your line on the report... the verticle one... can it grow too? image of design issue i noticed after providing solution
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by:mytfein
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hi sudonim,

oops, good point....  i guess i should set the line to "can grow", too?

will go fix it...

tx for catching it... s
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by:mytfein
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Hi Sudonim,

just checked.... a line does not have a "can grow" property....

i can live with it... if that's the way it is...

tx, s
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