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Defining Text Controls for a Custom Report

This topic assumes you have already created the report design file and three of its key structural components: the report design (root), the report section, and the pagelist. You have also obtained the datasource, by reference, from the datasource library file that you previously generated, and put it in the report section whose data it will supply.

Next you create a frame for the page header to define the elements that appear at the top of each page, and a main content frame to define the elements that appear in each report row.

This task is a step in Process of Creating a Custom Report With Actuate e.Report Designer Professional.

To define text controls for a custom report

  1. In the Libraries window, locate the ssTxt child component in the sscustom.rol library.
  2. Drag and drop the ssTxt component in the Libraries window onto the ssFrmOpportunityContent tree in the Report Structure window.
  3. Rename the component you added in Step 2 to txtOpportunity.

    For more information, see Subclassing an Object.

  4. Right-click the txtOpportunity component, and then choose Properties.
  5. In the Properties window, enter ssName into the ValueExp property.

    You specify the source of data for a data control in the ValueExp property.

  6. In the Layout grid, locate then resize the txtOpportunity control to make sure it is appropriately sized to accommodate name data.

    In the layout grid, the new control displays Sample Value. If the field is too narrow, the name will be truncated. To resize the control, click it, and then drag the handles until the desired size is achieved.

  7. In the Properties window, make sure the CanGrow property is set to TRUE.

    When this property is TRUE, multiple-line values in the business component fields print as multiple-line values in the report. When it is FALSE, only the first line of each value prints.

  8. Repeat Step 2 through Step 7 for each of the controls listed in the following table.
    Control Name
    ValueExp Property







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