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Rutger Kars asked on 13 Dec 2012, 05:10 PM

I'm trying to create a report which will create an addressbook of families. So the grouping is per family on alfabetical order, and I want to show each member of that family (parents and children) which their date of birth, and email if they have one. So far... these are all items which should be placed in the details section.
However, I do also have their address, street, postal,etc.. which is per family. I can place it in the grouping header or footer, but as there enough space left on the rows, I would like to post in that area. That's also what they are used te be in the old system, which was an excel export and converted to pdf via word.

This would result in a report like this, but I can't find any way to do this, except placing the addresssection in the footer, which would enlarge the whole report. And as it will be printed will cost a lot more paper
Mr. A. Family      10-10-1970                            Streetname 1A
Mrs. B. Family     05-05-1971                            Postalcode
Child 1            11-11-2000                            Place
Child 2            12-12-2005                            House phonenumber
Child 3            10-10-2008
Mr. X. Family2      10-10-1970                            Streetname 1A
Mrs. Y. Family2     05-05-1971                            Postalcode
Child 1             11-11-2000                            Place
Child 2             12-12-2005                            House phonenumber
Child 3             10-10-2008

Is this possible to render? And if so... how can I make it look like this?

Thanks in advance

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answered on 18 Dec 2012, 09:06 AM
Hi Rutger,

You can achieve this layout with right data structure and Sub Report if you do not want to use the group header or footer. According to your description, I can suggest you to make a sub report displaying all families and their members which can be filtered by some family id, then create a master report with the address data and parameter the family id. You will see that you can order easily the elements in the detail section.
Please refer to the following article for more instruction on How-To: Creating Master-Detail Reports Using SubReports
I have attached as an example a master and sub reports in .trdx format that you can open with the Standalone Report Designer coming with your installation.

I hope this helps you.

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