Check if section is suppressed


is there a way to suppress a header section if other sections below it are suppressed?

Section header A (Suppress it if all 3 sections below are suppressed)
section b (Contains subreport 1) * Suppress section if subreport is blank
section c (Contains subreport 2) * Suppress section if subreport is blank
section d (Contains subreport 3) * Suppress section if subreport is blank
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Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
No way to do this, unless you are willing to repeat the same subreports in a hidden section above Section header A so that you can establish the status before you reach that section.
Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
Perhaps you can test number of records in the subreports using sql expressions.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
not in the final product
Agree.  I assume Header A has some information in it so you can't just suppress it if blank.

Ido's suggestion of SQL expressions make sense.


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