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I'm trying to suppress blank fields in the detail of a report that has two columns of data.  See attached file for further explanation.  
EEReportProblem.doc
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Are those all bound textboxes? In other words, is SS11 a bound textbox, and SS12 a bound textbox, and so on? If so, then I don't see how you'll be able to do this, but then we'd need to know more about your table design. Can you show us the tables you're using as a base for this report?
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by:KarenPRuskin
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In the query that the report uses, I've got 34fields based on whether the underlying table field is Yes or No.  eg: SS11: IIf([SITE SS11]=Yes,"SS 1.1     SPRINKLER","") where SITE SS11 is the table field.  
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Then it would seem that you have an improper design, but that is hard to say without seeing your tables. Could you upload a copy of your database? We don't really need to see any data, just the table structure.
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What you want to do there is hard, given what I suspect your table structure is.
There are many, many fields, and one detail section.
CanShrink works on the section in general, and on each control.
What it doesn't do is move any controls whatsoever.
CanGrow moves stuff, forcing it down the page.
CanShrink undoes CanGrow, but won't dynamically re-arrange stuff

For that you must either code, or change your data structure.
In changing your data structure, you'd have an 'InspectionID' and an ItemPresentID
You'd then have one record for each item present in an inspection, where now you have one inspection record and many fields
You wouldn't have the blanks entered, and wouldn't need to suppress them.

Here's a sample to demonstrate the difference
Different-Structures.mdb
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by:Nick67
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@LSMConsulting
Lots of folks with denormalized data today!
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/Q_27327999.html
Same kind of deal.
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by:KarenPRuskin
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This database was presented to me to modify the existing reports.  I agree with both of you, bad bad design and may spend some time redesigning the table layout, as suggested.   It's always more than a simple 'report modification' ! !  Anyway, keeps me in a job.  Thanks for your fast response.  BTW, I'm in New Zealand.  Go The All Blacks.
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by:Nick67
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Watched the Canucks tie the Japanese last night.
They'll get killed by the All Blacks, of course, but Kleeburger's been fun to watch.
That beard!
Hopefully they finish third in the pool and can have another go around in 4 years.
Incidentally, the local boys (Grande Prairie Alberta Pop. 52,000) won the Edmonton Rugby Union E3 title over the Edmonton (Pop. 1 Miilion) squad on the weekend.
Next weekend they play the Calgary (also Pop. 1 million) squad for the provincial championship.
Good stuff.
Go Canada!
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Wow, what a small world.  I'm originally from Edmonton so know the places you mention.  My husband (a New Zealander) and I now run a guest house in Whangarei, New Zealand and both the Canadian and Japanese teams managers/coaches stayed with us during their games here (Keiran Crowley, John Kirwan, etc).  Nothing like name dropping!  Good to sing Oh Canada once again with a fanatic crowd and amazing that they got a team together - doesn't resemble ice hockey in the slightest!  Personally, I think rugby is absolutely rugged, no padding anywhere.   Nice to meet a fellow fan in such an unlikely space as EE.  Cheers Nick, Regards Karen.  
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It's a small world indeed.
Glad to have helped
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