Repeat row headers after Page Break
By KlausFabian on Apr 27, 2010
The lead developer of the FO engine send me by chance an email about a REALLY nice feature I did not know about.
Did you ever encounter a long table with merged cells, where the merged cell went on to the next page? While column headers are by default repeated on the next page, row headers are not.
Tables with group-left column and pivot tables are prime examples where this problem occurs.
I have seen reports where merged cells could go over multiple pages and you would need to back to find the row header on previous pages.
The BI Publisher RTF templates have a special tag you can added to a merged cell to repeat the contents after each page break. You just need to add the following (wordy) tag to the next merged table cell:
<xsl:attribute name="xdofo:rowspancell-repeat-nextpage" xdofo:ctx="block">true</xsl:attribute>
2nd page of report before adding the tag
2nd page of report after adding the tag.
Thought you might want to know.