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[NFR] AHTML - How To Freeze Column Headings?
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How can I lock AHTML report column headings in place, so when users scroll down, they do not lose the column headings?

My users have found that turning off AHTML paging, and having all data display on one page, very helpful to their analysis. However, losing the column headings, when scrolling down, is problematic.

Here is an example of what we are doing using the IB GGSALES sample database:
  
TABLE FILE GGSALES
HEADING
"Production Orders"
PRINT DOLLARS
      UNITS
BY CATEGORY
BY PRODUCT

ON TABLE HOLD AS REPORT1 FORMAT AHTMLTAB
ON TABLE SET STYLE *
 TYPE=REPORT,
-* Show all results on one page.
      LINES-PER-PAGE=UNLIMITED,
	  OBJECT=STATUS-AREA,
-* Turn off pagination bar.
	  PAGE-LOCATION=OFF,$
ENDSTYLE
END
-*
-HTMLFORM BEGIN
<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>A Scroll Bar, a Scroll Bar, my kingdom for a Scroll Bar.</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
!IBI.OBJ.ACTIVEREPORTJS;
!IBI.FIL.REPORT1;
</BODY>
</HTML>
-HTMLFORM END

Thank you all, for your thoughts.

8/11/17 Edits: 1. Removed 'Solved' from thread title. [Not sure why moderator marked it 'Solved'. :-)] 2. Simplified code sample.
8/27/17 Edit: Removed 'Closed' from thread title. :-)
9/01/17 Edit: Removed 'Solved' from thread title. Unless the moderators know something I don't. :-)

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Hi David,
Maybe this will help. I happened to come across it on the tech support site...How to freeze the Heading in an AHTML report.
http://techsupport.information...om/sps/62382527.html


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How can I lock AHTML report heading/column headings in place, so when users scroll down, they do not lose the column headings?

Six years/two releases/1,100+ thread views/many hair strands lost later...
* new set of users :-)
* same problem :-(

Does anyone have an idea of how to freeze the report heading/column headings in Active Reports, so that users can scroll down through the data?

I can't seem to sell my users on the idea of paging instead of scrolling. In fact, our users may drop Active Reporting, if only because of no scrolling down.

I am thinking that the headings and the body sections must be identified/indentifiable. And, if so, there should be some CSS/JS magic that would cause the 'top' section to stay fixed, and the 'body' section to scroll.

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Just a thought to get things started: How about doing two reports in one display?

That is::
Report 1: is sort of an empty report which shows only one row of (DEFINEd) empty data using FORMAT HTMTABLE (to get the column titles).
Report 2: is a normal report with the column titles "AS ''".

Then use the HTMLFORM BEGIN / END.




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Maybe I am simplifying this too much.

However, did you try to use this stylesheet code for the freeze?
TYPE=REPORT,
FREEZE-COLUMN=N1,
LINES-PER-PAGE=20, $

And for Headings, If you change your Report Heading to a Page Heading by using
ON TABLE SUBHEAD
"This is my heading"

I know it is not exactly the same as Excel. But, I think it gives you what you are looking for.


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@Jeff - Nice first post. Welcome to FocalPoint. :-)

For wide Active reports the ability to freeze the first n columns is a great feature. We use it on some of our wide AR's and our users love it.

In my current scenario, our report isn't necessarily wide (horizontal), as much as it is very long (vertically).

I *personally* like the paging option/lines per page you show, and alas, my users do not want pages of data, they want one long page they can scroll down/through.

While currently they *can* scroll down, the column heading stuff goes up and out of site, and so they lose context of which column is which.




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@Doug - Thank you for the suggestion.

I will see if I can play around with the concept.

I am not sure how to get the same column widths in each report, as well as, how to 'lock' the first report, and it might be worth playing around with. :-)

Thanks again, for the reply.




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...I am thinking that the headings and the body sections must be identified/indentifiable. And, if so, there should be some CSS/JS magic that would cause the 'top' section to stay fixed, and the 'body' section to scroll...

I thought I would take the sample code and attempt to make the report 'body' section identifiable, and then add CSS code to create a vertical scroll bar.
DEFINE FILE GGSALES
DUMMY/A1 = 'A';
DIVISION/A25  = '<tbody><TR><TD>';
EDIVISION/A25 = '</TD></TR></tbody>';
END
-*
TABLE FILE GGSALES
HEADING
"Production Orders"
PRINT SEQ_NO
      DOLLARS/I9C
      UNITS/I9C
-* Report sorting.
BY DUMMY NOPRINT
ON DUMMY SUBHEAD
"*** Beginning of report body ***"
"<DIVISION>"
ON DUMMY SUBFOOT
"<EDIVISION>"
"*** End of report body ***"
BY CATEGORY
BY PRODUCT
-* Report-wide settings.
ON TABLE PCHOLD AS REPORT1 FORMAT AHTML
ON TABLE SET BYDISPLAY ON
ON TABLE SET STYLE *
INCLUDE=ENDEFLT.STY,$
TYPE=REPORT, LINES-PER-PAGE=UNLIMITED, OBJECT=STATUS-AREA, PAGE-LOCATION=OFF, $
ENDSTYLE
END
-RUN
-*
-HTMLFORM BEGIN
<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE></TITLE>
<style>
tbody:nth-child(1) { display: block; }
tbody:nth-child(2) { display: block; }
tbody:nth-child(2) {
                     height: 500px;
                     overflow-y: auto;
                              }
</style>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
!IBI.FIL.REPORT1;
</BODY>
</HTML>
-HTMLFORM END   


Scroll bars control what part of the report you can see, and alas, positioning in the body is lost.

Interesting, the Active menu options continue to work.

This is about as far as I can/will take this. I mostly wanted to see what might be feasible.

If an Active Report geek, can use this as a springboard to a true workaround to share, that would be great.
 
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use HFREEZE
as copied from the Webfocus Keysheet
HFREEZE= sel ....... control heading, title, footing, and total locations during scrolling
sel: BOTTOM ............ freeze grand totals and footings
sel: OFF ............... [default] no elements frozen
sel: ON ............... all elements frozen (headings, titles, footings, grand totals)
sel: TOP ............. freeze headings and titles




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I might be wrong, but I thought HFREEZE and Active reporting were not compatible? Essentially because each one is JavaScript driven and "does things" Wink to the DOM that would screw up what the other option has done?

T



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use HFREEZE

My understanding of the 'Creating Reports' manual (8105M) is that the HFREEZE StyleSheet attribute is available for HTML report, and not Active Reports.




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Just add the following line to the FEX

SET HFREEZE ON

or maybe
SET HFREEZE=ON


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An easier way is to put the HFREEZE into the Style Sheet area..


TYPE=REPORT,HFREEZE=ON,$


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David

You are getting advice directly from the top! GCohen is Gerry Cohen owner and founder. That is awesome!!!


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David

After checking with product management currently is only supported for active reports on Mobile devices when in Fullscreen view. In order to do this the way you want a new feature request will have to be submitted via a case with techsupport.


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Thank you Chuck.

I'll have my colleague transition our case to a NFR.
 
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