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Insert Database Field greyed out

Insert Database Field greyed out

Insert Database Field greyed out

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Hi I'm using Actuate e.Report Designer Professional 8, and I've been asked to add a column to an existing report. I have had no Actuate training.

I have modified the report sql to get the new column, but when I try to add the new field to the report, when I do Insert, the 'Database Field' option is greyed out.

In the report structure tree, I see it has a sequential section - this is the first time I've seen a report with this - I don't know if this is the problem.

If I select Content - ReportSection in the report structure tree, then right click and select Insert, the Database Field option is not greyed out, but it will not allow me to add the field to the GroupSection3:Content - Frame, which is where I need to put it.

If I click on GroupSection3:Content - Frame and do Insert, Database Field is greyed out.

How do I add my new field?

Thanks

RE: Insert Database Field greyed out

When the selection is grayed it means the component is a subclass and changes should be made in the associated library.  In your eRDPro click on View-->Libraries and find your SQL to add the column to the SELECT statement.  The column field will be added to the datarow.  It will then be selectable from the Fields icon and can be dragged/dropped onto your report.

Another hint to change the order of the report in the sequential section - double click on the sequential section to display the Properties.  Click on Slots->Content(List) to display a list of all components in the sequential section.  Use the ^ to move components up the list.
 

Norma Ramey
Maximo Analyst/Actuate Specialist
www.projetech.com

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