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Force sub report to keep together

Posted on 2014-09-12
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I have a report with a number of subreports one after the other. I am using a report header for each report and leaving the page header blank. (I think if a page header is used in a report with subreports that the page header in subreports gets ignored?) but I cannot get the subreports to keep together resulting in a subreport form header appearing at the bottom of a page and no header appearing on the following page.

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Right...sub report headings are ignored, so you use the report header.   But that doesn't repeat across pages (since it's the "report", it only prints once).

So here's the trick:

MS Access - Repeating Sub-Report Headings on each page
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/MS_Access/VP_533.html

Jim.
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by:DatabaseDek
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Thanks Jim. That's brilliant.

But I still get the report header which is now new section "=1" appearing at the bottom of a page where there is no room for data. It's just a header at the bottom of the page
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 2000 total points
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um...well Keep together is not a given, just something the report engine tries to honor if it can.  At some point, it does become impossible to keep everything together.

 It's hard to offer anything without seeing the report, but try this:

1. Select all your sub report controls, set the height to 0, and make sure the can grow is true.
2. Stack them one underneath the other as tight as you can get them
3. Shrink the detail section just to underneath the last one and make sure it's can grow is set to true.

See if that avoid the issue or not.

and usually, when I'm having spacing issues, I take the counter-intuitive approach of turning everything (can grow/shrink, Keep together, repeat section, page breaks, etc) off and see where I end up.  

Jim.
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by:DatabaseDek
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Great Jim

Thank you
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Did you get it working or no?   I'd rather have this deleted than closed if there is no clear solution.

Jim
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