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TextArea not wrapped in the report definition



TextArea content is not wrapped in the report definitions even if the column width is provided.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a report definition with a field which is too long.
  2. Try to wrap it by defining column width.

Root Cause

An issue in the custom application code or rules.


Perform the following local-change steps:

1. Save workform_pyReportingSkin CSS into 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;

2. Then apply a TextArea control to the column that is required to have word wrapped, and give it a column width of at least 500 px.
3. Now scroll through the extra content provided by the TextArea.

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Published November 7, 2017 - Updated October 8, 2020

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