Help with creating an MS Report with multiple pages


Where can I find the Group property to select particular column, page break tab  and check Between each instance ot the group. in order to create multiple pages. I can't seem to find it.

I am using VS 2008.

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vcharlesAuthor Commented:

I am putting my Textboxes directly on the form, is there a differemt approach when not using tables or other controls to include my textboxes?

Hi Victor,
You can put text boxes directly on the page as well. But for the functionality you need you will have to add the Tablix on the report anyhow.
However please look at this link, it may solve your problem. If possible have a look at the msdn article shared, it will help you a lot.

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vcharlesAuthor Commented:

For some reason I can't find the Grouping pane.

I included two List controls on my form each containing two controls as shown below


Link_ID    Field Value
Receiver  Field Value

List 2
Donor       Field value
Item         Field value

For each record (Link_ID) I would like to see 2 pages.

Page 1:

Link_ID   1
Receiver BEL

Page 2:

Donor     CAN
Item        CAR

But instead I see

Page 1:

Link_ID   1
Receiver BEL

Link_ID   2
Receiver DEU

Link_ID   3
Receiver FRA

Page 2:

Donor      CAN
Item        CAR

Donor       USA
Item        TRUCK

Donor      ESP
Item        MOTOR

Below is the code I am using (Item part not included)

Dim dt As New DataTable()
        dt.TableName = "Links"



        Dim linker As XElement = XElement.Load(Application.StartupPath + "\Link.xml")
        Dim receiver As XElement = XElement.Load(Application.StartupPath + "\Receiver.xml")
        Dim Donor As XElement = XElement.Load(Application.StartupPath + "\Donor.xml")

        For Each item As XElement In linker.Elements("Row")

            Dim linkID As String = item.Element("Link_ID").Value
            Dim receiverId As String = item.Element("Receiver_ID").Value
            Dim DonorID As String = item.Element("Donor_ID").Value 'Add (3)
            Dim receiverVal As String = String.Empty
            Dim xe As XElement = receiver.Elements("Row").Cast(Of XElement)().Where(Function(n) n.Element("Receiver_ID").Value = receiverId).FirstOrDefault()

            If xe IsNot Nothing Then

                receiverVal = xe.Element("Receiver").Value

            End If

            Dim DonorVal As String = String.Empty

            xe = Donor.Elements("Row").Cast(Of XElement)().Where(Function(n) n.Element("Donor_ID").Value = DonorID).FirstOrDefault()

            If xe IsNot Nothing Then

                DonorVal = xe.Element("Donor").Value

            End If

            Dim dr As DataRow = dt.NewRow()
            dr("Link_ID") = linkID
            dr("Receiver") = receiverVal
            dr("Donor") = DonorVal 'Add (5)


        Dim bs As New BindingSource()

        bs.DataSource = dt
        'dt.WriteXml(" D:\XMLoutput.xml") - Use this trick to create XML to design report

        Dim reportDataSource As New Microsoft.Reporting.WinForms.ReportDataSource()
        'reportDataSource.Name = "DocumentElement_Links"
        reportDataSource.Name = "MyDataSet_Links"
        reportDataSource.Value = dt


Any ideas why I am unable to get 2 pages per record?

vcharlesAuthor Commented:

I increased the size of my for to 8.875in, 22.125in and increased
both Lists to 8.5 x 11, but it still doesn't work. The second List below doesn't appear when I run the report. Help!
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