Report Designer and Reporting engine issues
Follow the suggestions in these topics to help resolve common issues with Report Designer and the Pentaho Reporting engine:
- Report elements with dynamic heights overlap other elements
- Columns unexpectedly merge when exporting to Excel
Metadata-specific reporting issues are addressed in Metadata issues. See Pentaho Troubleshooting articles for additional topics.
Report elements with dynamic heights overlap other elements
In the Structure pane, select your Details band and then go to the Style pane and change the value of layout to 'block'.
Right-click the Details band, then select band from the Add Element context menu.
Move or add the elements for the first row into your created band.
Add another band, then move or copy all elements for the second row into the second band.
Columns unexpectedly merge when exporting to Excel
Check your horizontal elements for overlapping column. If you need more information on this topic, refer to the section: Align elements.