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Posted on 2014-08-08
Last Modified: 2014-08-18
I need to create name badges for an upcoming event.  My badges are 3 x 4 and the report should have 6 individual badges on it.  How do I create a report with 2 columns and 3 'rows'?  How do I create my report so that each of the six 'parts' gets a different record?
Question by:ACUIWebDeveloper
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    Expert Comment

    If this is for Dynamics CRM, I think you will find it quicker and easier to do a mail merge with Word (select labels in Word).
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    Expert Comment

    You may have to use a matrix table, which will expand to the right and downward.

    Author Comment

    feredun - yes, this is for Dynamics CRM.  If the event just needed a badge, a mail merge would suffice (though my supervisor still wants a report so the registration desk person at the event can just run the report for any last minute arrivals.  That, and we have a couple of larger events that will have tickets to other events included.

    planocz - how do I make the matrix repeat by row and by column?

    Author Comment

    When I try to use a matrix, here is my result...

    Is there a way to a) line all the names up in one column? and b) hide the first column (the visibility option is grayed out)?

    Author Comment

    I need to make something like this:

    Where each cell contains a collection of fields from a record.  I can make this happen with one column, but I need to make it happen with 2.  What happens now is that the first column is simply duplicated in the second.

    Accepted Solution

    Ok, I found 'a' solution.  I created two tables that pulled from the same dataset and set the visibility on the first to hide the even rows and the other, the odd.  I imagine it isn't the cleanest method but it works.

    Author Closing Comment

    This is not a great way to solve this problem.  In essence I am querying twice and filtering the results based on row number.  I was unable to figure out how to make 2 columns and have each column continue into the next.

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