Table Column Properties
A table can contain four types of columns: Common Column, Detail Column, Group Column, and Summary Column, and Designer displays the same set of properties for all the columns. This topic describes the properties of a Table Column object.
Designer provides some properties only when you use the object in certain report types. You can get details from the Available For column in the property table.
- If a table contains a merged cell that is across columns and there are absolutely positioned objects in the cell, when you exclude a column which is not the last column for this merged cell from the report output, Designer recalculates the X coordinates of those objects that are in the excluded column and tries to display them in the output if space allows; however, this may result in that some objects overlap in their new position in the output.
- Because one cell in Excel can only contain one value, if you exclude a table column from the Excel output, Designer is not able to display the value of a data field which is originally in the excluded column in the Excel output if the new position of the field is in a cell that already contains a value, even when the field satisfies the conditions as described above.