multiple (continuous) column in a report detail

I have a report which has only 4 text field values in the detail which creates a long column with many pages. It is grouped by name. I have room for a second set of values like the following: I would like the following:

Name         Paydate     Type     Amount  Paydate      Type      Amount
John Doe   11 Sep 11   Cash    4.00        13 Sep 11   Check   5.00
                   12 Sep 11  Cash     5.00        14 Sep 11   Cash    6.00
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jo_mCommented:


You don' say which version
 #in 2003
if you go into report design
 then on the file menu item select page set up,  from here there are three tabs in this dialog.box
Select the columns tab and then  put 2 inthe number of columns and then check the Down then across in the column layout section  this should help

#in 2007  again in report design select the page set up tab then columns ( just below print data only) and  then as above in the dialog box

hope this helps

jo

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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Setting up the "Columns" is easy, as jo_m points out.

But not seeing your actual Report it is confusing to visualize were exactly you want this "second set of values" to appear...

Can you post a screenshot of your existing report, then post an example of the *exact* output you are expecting...?
(For each group, Page, ...etc)

JeffCoachman
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hnasrCommented:
See if this approach helps:

Have an extra field in table, you may do all with a temp table later.
Create a recordset sorted according to your criteria.
Loop through recordset, filling ord field with 1, 2, 3, ... for each name.
Build the report on a query selecting left joining records having ord 1, 3, 5, .. wth records having ord 2, 4, 6, ...

Check this sample database!

twoColumnsReport.mdb
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hnasrCommented:
I included three records for the same name for testing. Last record should display first part only. Try to troubleshoo. Do you anticipate more than 2 records per person?
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hnasrCommented:
Rechecked! Some issue in query!
Needs modification. See if another expert can help.
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hnasrCommented:
New version:

See if this approach helps:

Have an extra field in table, you may do all with a temp table later.
Create a recordset sorted according to your criteria.
Loop through recordset, filling ord field with 1, 2, 3, ... for each name.
Build the report on a query selecting left joining records having ord 1, 3, 5, .. wth records having ord 2, 4, 6, ...

Check this sample database!
 
twoColumnsReport-2.mdb
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hnasrCommented:
Code for cmdReport button:

Private Sub cmdReport_Click()
    DoCmd.OpenReport "ttable2", acViewPreview
End Sub
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