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Table Groups

Hello,

I am trying to group my table output to have a GROUP and then the details underneath the group. I have seen some SDN solutions about using Control levels or nested tables. The problem with these is the control levels are part of the table details. I want the control levels (or groups) as a separate row and then the details below. Like this:

|Group One| |Group text|

col1

col2

col3

col4

col1

col2

col3

col4

col1

col2

col3

col4

col1

col2

col3

col4

|Group Two| |Group text|

col1

col2

col3

col4

col1

col2

col3

col4

col1

col2

col3

col4

col1

col2

col3

col4

But when I try nested tables or control levels I get this (it includes the group as part of the table):

Group One

Group text

col1

col2

col3

col4

Group One

Group text

col1

col2

col3

col4

Group One

Group text

col1

col2

col3

col4

Group One

Group text

col1

col2

col3

col4

Group Two

Group text

col1

col2

col3

col4

Group Two

Group text

col1

col2

col3

col4

Group Two

Group text

col1

col2

col3

col4

Group Two

Group text

col1

col2

col3

col4

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4 Answers

  • Best Answer
    Mar 23, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    Well... to speed this up, you can contact me directly if you want. Send me the form and we can discuss how to change it the way you need. Imho this should take us 5 minutes at most. Otto

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    • Hey Scott,

      Thanks for the reply. When I pass a nested table structure from the context the Adobe Designer will not let me wrap the data row/body in a subform. When I right-click on the data row, wrap in subform is not an option.

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    Mar 22, 2010 at 03:03 PM

    I have spun my wheels on this before and admitted defeat.

    I wound up creating an internal table on the backend just the way I want it printed, and passed that to Adobe.

    If you are bent on pursuing this further, there are Adobe-specific forums outside of SDN where you can ask a question like this.

    You can head over to Google groups where there is a particularly helpful group called livecycle.

    This is where I go if I'm stuck on something inside Adobe that has no real pertinence to SAP.

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  • Mar 23, 2010 at 07:52 AM

    Hello,

    I second Robert here, you should create the data in the structure you want to display it in the form. That simplify the things a lot, spare time for you and the problems as well. Have you played with the content: flowed, direction: top to bottom/ western text and height/ width: autofit?

    Regards Otto

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    • Otto, I have played with the flowed setting. Haven't messed with direction or autofit. I have gotten very close to getting this done with nested subforms. But not quite there yet (or maybe ever).

      I have joined the Google Livecycle forum and hope to get a reply there.

  • Mar 23, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    I think you miss a last little thing.

    Follow me:

    1) place header group one + text into the subform A

    2) place col1-col4 into subform B

    3) wrap these two into a new subform (parent), subform C

    4) for C: content = flowed, direction top to bottom

    5) for A, B, content: flowed, direction western text

    That should do the wrap for you.

    Otto

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