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Arranging fields in a table-like form: best-Practice-Solution wanted

Hello Experts,

I´m wondering if there exists a 'best practice' considering how to arrange fields in a table-like form.

I know about cross-tables, but that´s not what we need. Most of the requirements that I have come to known are just that certain fields should be put in a certain order in a table-like outfit.

We have tried to do this using the drawing functions (e.g. putting a square around the fields and certain border styles), but it often happens that the lines overlap or there are breaks between the lines, so that you have to do a lot of manual configuration with the 'table'.

Since this is a requirement I´ve come upon with many reports, I can´t believe that this is supposed to be the best solution for this.

I don´t understand why there isn´t a table-like element in Crystal Reports to use for this. E.g. put a table with x rows and y columns in the header or group head section section and then just put the fields in it.

Many thanks in advance for your help !

Former Member replied

Frank,

Have you looked at the Format Multiple Columns feature in

the Details section of the Section Expert ?

I'm sure it's not exactly what you want, but you may be able

to use it with another idea and come close.

Also, you can insert an Ole object, like an Excel spreadsheet, and

place the fields inside the cells. Or maybe even set up tables in a

Word doc, insert that, and place the fields in that.

Just a thought.

Hope this helps,

The Panda

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