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Custom width provided in the report definition does not work



When custom width is set for a column, the width change is getting reflected in preview. Though at run-time the changes are not visible.

When the column has data that needs greater width, it's not getting wrapped up according to given width. 

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a Report Definition rule. 
  2. In Edit Column setting, provide the desired column width. 
  3. Save and run it in the browser.

Root Cause

From Pega 7.1.7 onwards, grids are used to display report data. The grid accommodates the columns based on the availability of space rather than being forced to a specific width. If there are longer values in the first column, then the width increases as required.


Perform a private edit on "workform_pyReportingSkin" CSS in the application and add the following CSS:

table.gridTable[pl_prop="pyReportContentPage.pxResults"] {
table-layout: fixed;
table.gridTable[pl_prop="pyReportContentPage.pxResults"] th, table.gridTable[pl_prop="pyReportContentPage.pxResults"] td {
overflow-x: hidden;
text-overflow: ellipsis;
height: auto;

table.gridTable[pl_prop="pyReportContentPage.pxResults"] td .oflowDivM{
text-overflow: ellipsis;

div.gridDefault div.divCont {
white-space: normal;
div.gridDefault div.oflowDiv {
height: auto !important;
textarea {
white-space: pre-wrap;
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Published August 15, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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