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How To Add A Table To A Report Template


The purpose of this article is to offer you a clear step-by-step process to add a table to a report template while working in DotActiv software.

Applicable Products: DotActiv Enterprise

Adding A Table

After opening DotActiv, ensure you are in the ‘Reporting’ tab.

Once there, navigate to the ‘Advanced’ section and click on the drop-down arrow next to ‘Custom Report’. Select ‘Report Builder’.

The ‘Custom Report Builder – Templates’ window appears. Here, you can either choose an existing template or create a new one.

After selecting your chosen report, you’re taken to your report. On the left, you’ll find a dockable window labelled ‘Objects’. From here, you can add a table. Either drag and drop it or click on the report.

This opens the ‘Custom Report – Table Properties’ window as seen below.

First, give your table a name.

You can now select the ‘Column Count’ and ‘Row Count’ of your table. In the example above, we have set out ‘Column Count’ to 2 and our ‘Row Count’ to 2 as well.

Next, you can specify the ‘Row Height Multiplier’ and the ‘Grid Line Type’. Here, you have the option to choose between none, light, and dark from the drop-down menu.

Lastly, choose whether you would like the table to have a ‘Border’ by simply ticking the box.

Once happy, click ‘OK’ and your table will be added to the report template, as seen below.

Click on a cell if you would like to add text or make changes to it. You can drag the column to change the size. 

You also have the option to increase the lines that are in each row by selecting the row and right-clicking. Then select the ‘Row Settings’.

Next, insert the number of lines you would like to be in the selected row. Once happy you can select ‘OK’.

Should the above steps not work for you, please create a support ticket and DotActiv support will assist you in uncovering the issue.

Updated on September 23, 2022

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