Solved

Problems with Multiple Columns Report in Access

Posted on 2013-06-28
6
3,110 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-28
Frustratingly I seem to be unable to get multiple columns in Access 2010 to work.  I've reviewed tons of posts, downloaded a sample (which works) yet I'm unable to recreate it.

Pretty simple query, spits out 2 fields: Section and Name

Create a extremely generic report, set group by Section.  Set colums to something other than 1, tried setting width to various sizes along with changing every other setting on the Columns tab yet when I view the report, it simply puts everything in a giant single column.

Attempted to set the detail and group sections' property New Row or Col, Force new Page, etc to After, Before or Before & After, no change.  Changing landscape/portrait, various page widths along with various field widths... 0 change.  Forced the source query into a GROUP BY sort, but again no change.

I know it has to be something simple, but I just can't seem to catch it.
0
Comment
Question by:jiriki
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 77

Accepted Solution

by:
peter57r earned 200 total points
ID: 39283864
Are you sure you have set the column layout to 'Across then down'

Edit:

Just to add that if you do have this setting then you should make sure you are viewing the report in Print Preview and not in either Report view or Layout view.
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Helen_Feddema
ID: 39285046
Can you post the database?
0
 

Author Comment

by:jiriki
ID: 39285382
GRRR... so it was indeed your second idea AND something simple, I've been viewing in Report View.

I don't mess with reports often, usually we export to excel, link via other programs or users only want spreadsheet views, so I'm a bit more naive on this feature.  Not sure why report view would show something different than Print view in this situation.  I understand the potential need for the two, but why you cannot get columns in default/std Report View and why they would be diff. by default seems odd to me.  I assume there is a programatic reason as for User UI it does not seem intuitive.

Thanks for the slap in the head help.
0
PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Jeffrey Coachman
ID: 39285532
<No Points Wanted>

All I can say is that "Print Preview" will FORCE access to display the report exactly as it will be when it is actually printed.

Report view may, or may not do this, depending on the report's design...

(Yes, it is frustrating that there is nowhere to see a list of things Report view may not display, nor is it clear why the default is  "Report View")

JeffCoachman
0
 

Author Comment

by:jiriki
ID: 39286094
Ha, also just noticed something else... MSA2010 and lower, default view is Report View.  In my 2013 install at home the default view is Print Preview.  ...I was viewing the download examples at home... working on actual DB remotely on a 2010 ver, and didn't catch that bit.
0
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Jeffrey Coachman
ID: 39286163
Then a lot of people must have complained...
;-)
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Code, Load, and Grow

Managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and security on a daily basis? Join us for a webinar on May 25th to learn how to simplify administration and management of virtual hosts for IT admins, create a secure environment, and deploy code more effectively and frequently.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I see at least one EE question a week that pertains to using temporary tables in MS Access.  But surprisingly, I was unable to find a single article devoted solely to this topic. I don’t intend to describe all of the uses of temporary tables in t…
AutoNumbers should increment automatically, without duplicates.  But sometimes something goes wrong, and the next AutoNumber value is a duplicate.  This article shows how to recover from this problem.
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
Using Microsoft Access, learn some simple rules for how to construct tables in a relational database. Split up all multi-value fields into single values: Split up fields that belong to other things into separate tables: Make sure that all record…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question