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All standard report bands are added with the same button (see above). The band type is selected with the band's property dialog.

 

The following band types are available:

 

·        Title: The title band will be printed on the first page of the report as a report title.
·        Page header: The page header is printed at the top of each report page
·        Column header: The column header is used with reports that have multiple columns (can be set with "Report|Options").
·        Detail: The detail band is the most important report band. It is printed once for each data record from the main report table.
·        Group footer: The group footer is printed at the end of a group, before a new group starts. You can find more information on groups at the chapter describing the group band.
·        Summary: The summary band is printed at the end of the report, after all data records have been printed.
·        Page footer: The page footer is printed at the bottom of each report page.

 

The band properties for these bands are all set with the same property dialog. The following options are available:

 

Type: Band type (see above)

 

Color:

This defines the background color of the report band.

 

Print

·        not on first page: prints the band only on the second page and following
·        not on last page: suppresses printing of the band on the last report page
·        even page numbers only: only prints the band on even page numbers
·        odd page numbers only: only prints the band on odd page numbers
·        at bottom of page: moves the band to the bottom of the page before printing it
·        force new page: starts a new page before printing the band
·        force new column: starts a new column before printing when using reports with multiple columns

 

Only print band if expression is true:

An expression can be used to determine whether the band should be printed or not. The expression must have a logical result of "true" or "false". Press the button on the right side of the expression edit line to use the expression expert.

 

Frame:

A frame or single frame lines can be drawn around the report band. You can select which lines should be drawn, in which color, style and width.