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Unable to word-wrap columns in report definition



When running a report definition with a column of data which a large amount of text, there is no way to force it to word wrap. This is the net result.

Error Messages

Not Applicable.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a report definition which will retrieve a column with more than 500 characters in it.
  2. Run report definition.

Root Cause

This behavior is by design.


Perform the following local-change:

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 you can scroll through the extra content provided by the TextArea.

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Published June 10, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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