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How to hide subreport label if subreport has no data

Posted on 2012-04-10
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I'm trying to hide the subreport label if there is no data in the subreport.

I've researched three solutions on EE and none seem to work for me.

the subreport is a thin line with "Can Grow", that part works great.

I put the label in the sub-report header but it displays every time even if there is no data.

I tried detail_format function also to no avail . . .

Then I tried
Private Sub Report_Current()

    If Me.rptPositionsByCandidate.Report.HasData = True Then
       
        Me.Candiate_Other.Visible = True
    Else
        Me.Candiate_Other.Visible = False
    End If

End Sub

from here , still no luck - the subreport label prints every time.

see attached, run the first report
Candidates-EE.accdb
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Question by:Alaska Cowboy
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by:Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP
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ID: 37830089
Try this in the on format event for the section with the label on the parent report:

Me.Candiate_Other.Visible = Me.rptPositionsByCandidate.Report.HasData 

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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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by:Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP
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ID: 37830137
I did not see that you had an attachment.   This new site skin is really hard for me to see. Poor contrasts in colors.

It was really simple to fix. I just moved the label the the Sub report's Report Header setion. No VBA code needed. Acvess will handle it automatically

See attached
Candidates-EE-HiTechCoach.accdb
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by:Alaska Cowboy
ID: 37830395
Thank you ThHiTechCoach, I will try it out tomorrow.

Jeff, thanks for the link
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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TheHiTechCoach - the label still displays if there are no records in the subreport, see "Environment - Refuse Manager - Comanichi" (and others below that).
- I had also tried that to no avail

I also tried your first suggestion to no avail (see attached)
-->Me.Candidate_Other.Visible = Me.rptPositionsByCandidate.Report.HasData

Jeff, thanks, but that link seemed to be about handling a report with no data, so I didn't see the connection.
Candidates-EE.accdb
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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<I'm trying to hide the subreport label if there is no data in the subreport.>
Actually it's a textbox...

<the label still displays if there are no records in the subreport, see "Environment - Refuse Manager - Comanichi" (and others below that).>
Am I missing something?
For ""Environment - Refuse Manager - Comanichi""
...I *do not* see the textbox...
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by:Alaska Cowboy
ID: 37830971
>> >><I'm trying to hide the subreport label if there is no data in the subreport.>
>>Actually it's a textbox...
- yes, good point, that was on purpose.

but the d.b. I just posted shows this:

report_pic
Thanks a lot, will pick it up tomorrow :-)
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I ended up solving this by adding a field to the sub-report with this expression:

=IIf(IsNull([Position_Descr_Long]),Null,"Other Positions:")

So if there is no data in the subreport nothing displays.

This shows on the report like this:

Position: Controller
    Candidate: John Doe
         Other Positions:  Marketing Director
                                     COO

not the prettiest and elegant, but it works. I do appreciate the help as it's helping me get over the initial learning curve.
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by:Alaska Cowboy
ID: 37850279
I couldn't get the suggestion to work, but I've seen the same thing in other questions.
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