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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2006

    Unanswered: Sorting and Grouping problem

    Not sure if this is possible but I have to try.

    I have an excel report that management uses with a very high amount of manual data entry. I have created an access database that automatically downloads all the required data. Now I just need to recreate the report.

    The issue comes in my sorting/grouping. I have 2 different groupings, the first by the department and the second by the model. The department grouping works like I want the problem is the model grouping. I want to group by this model field but I only want it to display a footer if a model name is present in the table. If I just put a normal footer in this grouping it leaves a space between it and the fields that are being calculated in my department grouping.

    Any help you have would be great! Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    The Bottom of The Barrel
    Provided Answers: 1
    did you set "CanShrink" to true for the footer section itself as well as all objects within it?
    oh yeah... documentation... I have heard of that.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Yes I have. It still keeps a blank line there. The issue I think is that I am wanting to do subtotals and other operations on some of the groupings but not on all of them. Below is a little better idea of what I am trying to do. I have setup the first grouping by the Area, I have then setup the second grouping by the model (3.1 - area 3 model 1).

    Area 1 details
    Area 1 footer

    Area 2 details
    Area 2 footer

    Area 3.1 details
    Area 3.1 model footer
    Area 3.2 details
    Area 3.2 model footer
    Area 3 footer

    Area 4 details
    Area 4 footer

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Is this possible? I am not sure if it is possible to do this "conditional visibilty" based off a "null" or populated field.

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