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Unable to word-wrap columns in report definition



On executing a report definition with a column of data that contains a large amount of text, unable to word wrap the column.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a report definition which retrieves a column with greater than 500 characters in it.
  2. Execute the report definition.

Root Cause

This behavior is as per Pega product design.
The Auto control in the report definition does not word wrap since it required a Fixed grid setup.


Perform the following local-change:
  1. Create a new non-auto control with HTML as below,

    <span style="display:inline-block;white-space: normal;" > <pega:reference name="$this-value" mode="normal" /></span>
  2. Add the control in the report definition which retrieves a column with greater than 500 characters in it.

Published June 2, 2020 - Updated December 2, 2021

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