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I need to alternate the back color of the columns in my access report.  4 columns - every other column is "some color".  I know you can do that for rows, but I can't find anything about doing it for columns.  Is that possible?
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There is no builtin "alternate column backcolor", but you could just set the BackColor of your report columns as desired.

So for the first 4, you'd just have a transparent backcolor, then for the next 4 you'd set the backcolor, and so on.

Unless I'm missing something ...
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If your column fields don't fill up the detail section (height-wise), you can add a colored box behind alternate columns. Just make the height of the box the same as the detail height and set the backcolor property of each box.
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What I forgot to mention is the columns I'm talking about come from page layout and not from having 4 text boxes in my detail.
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What do you mean by "page layout"?
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I don't believe you could do that using the column layout.  A way you could do this though is to create a subreport and add a subreport control into your report multiple times (each with a different Master/Child link).  You could then add code in your OnFormat event to change the backcolor of alternate subreports.
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 1500 total points
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ATXTHA,

As you can see, there is no simple way to do what you are asking.

To be fair, I have never seen a request like this.
Can you explain the need for this...?

With rows, it is needed to line up all the fields for a single record.
Because the columns are vertical, there is little need to alternate the colors.

Also note that report a report "Field" can span multiple report sections, so you would need to sync this "Coloring" for all report sections...

Finally note that "records" (rows) are generated one at a time (On Detail Format)
The columns are hardcoded graphical elements that can even overlap.

So perhaps you could post an actual graphic of your report and show the "*exact, graphical* result you are seeking.

JeffCoachman
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