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John Dillon asked on 25 Aug 2009, 04:14 PM

I have a requirement to create reports which string together full details of items (accommodation in this case). Here is an example of the content: http://www.housingcare.org/downloads/facilities/generated-brochures/15763-oak-lodge-sutton-england.pdf
i.e. So a report would contain maybe 10 of these, so somethign similar to this http://demos.telerik.com/reporting/product-catalog/demo.aspx.
The one important factor is that the amount of content per item will vary considerably, making the height of each item variable.

Now the crucial point here is layout, and how many items fit per page. All items must neatly fit onto a page (i.e an item cannot overlap onto the next page, if it does a page break is needed). Sometimes a page can fit 3 items per page, sometimes only 1, it depends on the content (which is variable).

Can telerik reporting handle this kind of complexity and automatically create reports which do this not only for display but MOST IMPORTANTLY for printing (the client is obsessed with printing!!!!).

I have already done this bespokely but the client is obsessed with printing and I can no way of programming this kind of complexity in given the variable nature of the heights of each iterm.

Thanks

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Steve
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answered on 26 Aug 2009, 08:36 AM
Hello John,

As you can see from the Visual Studio examples, the data for the Product Catalog demo report comes from a database and varies i.e. we have no idea how many items are per specific category. What is a bit confusing from your explanation is this "an item cannot overlap onto the next page, if it does a page break is needed" - this is how our reporting engine works by default, so if you're left with different impression or encountered problems, please share them. It would be best if you create a similar report to the pdf file you've provided and see if it works as you/your client expect. Then if you have any specific problems/questions, you can always drop us a line.

Kind regards,
Steve
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