Add Sections

Definition

A section is a way of dividing a table into groups of information. A section is distinct from a break (see Breaks). In general, sections are less cohesive than breaks. Unlike breaks, the field that the sections are built upon is deleted from the table and added as a heading above the separated table. Adding function rows to a section does not add a function row for the whole table, as it does with breaks.

Example: Shown here, a course report table.

Pre-sectioned course report table:

Screenshot of InfoView showing pre-sectioned table

Post-sectioned course report table:

Screenshot of InfoView showing post-sectioned table

Video

Create Sections

Prerequisite: Have your report open and make sure it is in Design Mode. If necessary, refresh your report.

Method 1: Click-and-drag

1. Select the content of the column that you would like to create sections with (not the header)

2. Drag this content just above the top of the table headers

3. Drop. The sections will appear.

If you have made a mistake, click the undo button or type control+Z.

Method 2: Menu button

1. Select the content of the column that you would like to create sections with (not the header)

2. Navigate to the Report Elements Menu, then "Tools" submenu

Screenshot of InfoView menus showing the location of buttons and sub-menus

3. Click "Set as section"

Method 3: Right clicking

1. Select the content of the column that you would like to create sections with (not the header).

2. Right click on the content (control + click on a mac) then pick "Set as section".

Screenshot of InfoView showing right-click menu selection location