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Hi Everybody,

I'm starting to develop a new Institutional Report using webfocus. The main requirement is developing a fex that generates a report with the same layout of following screenshot.



After analyzing the report and requirements I create ad ad-hoc database with all the data needed to generate the report.

For now my question is: according your experience is it possible to create a single report defining color and space for each block or I need to create different reports and coumpound them in a single report?

I try to explain more in detail my question:
If you seed the following image the question is: do I need to create one report for each letter or there is a way to create only one report and define all I need (Space between bloc, color, font and so on) in a style sheet file?


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Posts: 23 | Location: Bari - Italy | Registered: October 20, 2013Report This Post
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This would be a tough one, but it can be done. Piecing that much disparate data together will take a lot of coding. The formatting part will be tedious, but not your biggest issue.


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Hi Michael,

thanks for your answer. At the moment I have already developed the code to pud together all the information. At the moment my problem is related to the style sheet and the best practice in the approach to realize the report.

Have you a suggestion related to the style sheet? Best practice, documentation, and so on...
Tanks you


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My vote would be a single report.

All your sort fields are common across the components and the font changes appear to be at distinct levels.

Not too hard to replicate this layout in the GUI or by code

Cheers

Stu


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