This is a migrated thread and some comments may be shown as answers.

Reportbook duplex printing

4 Answers 55 Views
General Discussions
This is a migrated thread and some comments may be shown as answers.
zAxis
Top achievements
Rank 1
zAxis asked on 24 Jul 2012, 03:42 PM
I have a reportbook containing 150+ reports.  I'm looking for a way to add in a blank page on reports with an odd number of pages so that a report does not start on the back of a previous report when printing duplex.

Thanks,
   Wayne

4 Answers, 1 is accepted

Sort by
0
Accepted
Steve
Telerik team
answered on 30 Jul 2012, 02:59 PM
Hello Wayne,

This is not possible. Page sections and their items are processed by the corresponding rendering extension after the report data has been processed. At this moment the report data source is not available anymore and due to this you can use the built-in PageNumber and PageCount objects (which contain the current page number which would be used to identify whether it is an odd page) only in this section. As page sections are not related to the report, rather than the media used, we cannot "insert" a page break to force a new page.

All the best,
Steve
the Telerik team

BLOGGERS WANTED! Write a review about Telerik Reporting or the new Report Designer, post it on your blog and get a complimentary license for Telerik Reporting. We’ll even promote your blog and help bring you a few fresh readers. Yes, it’s that simple. And it’s free. Get started today >

0
zAxis
Top achievements
Rank 1
answered on 30 Jul 2012, 05:03 PM
That's what I suspected.  I had to resort to counting records on the back end and then adding an additional 1 page blank report to the reportbook when needed.  This is going to be a nightmare to maintain.
Looks like a good place for improvement in the ReportBook control.  I'm sure I'm not the only person that needs to be able to output reports formatted for duplex printing.
0
Ben Alexandra
Top achievements
Rank 2
answered on 12 Aug 2013, 06:43 PM
Is this issue resolved yet?  This post is from a year ago and we have exactly the same issue now a year later!  Is this something that is or will soon be added to your reporting tool?  I would think this would be a very useful thing!

There is no access to page number or total page count inside the report, as we understand it.  This makes us not be able to do various different tasks, like resetting a page number at the beginning of each section or to be able to insert blank pages if needed for duplexing before each section.

Is there a hack to get around this, at least?

Thanks!

Ben
0
Stef
Telerik team
answered on 14 Aug 2013, 05:43 PM
Hello Ben,

Please take a look at the answer in your support ticket on the same question.

Regards,
Stef
Telerik

Have you tried the new visualization options in Telerik Reporting Q2 2013? You can get them from your account.

Tags
General Discussions
Asked by
zAxis
Top achievements
Rank 1
Answers by
Steve
Telerik team
zAxis
Top achievements
Rank 1
Ben Alexandra
Top achievements
Rank 2
Stef
Telerik team
Share this question
or