Adding Blank Lines to a Summary in Data Prep Studio

You can add blank lines to a summary to separate logical groups of information. Blank lines are added whenever the value of a selected key field changes. In the following illustration, blank lines are added after every Subtotal line.

 

You can add blank lines to the following:

You can also set how many blank lines to add. Note that blank lines cannot be added for the right-most key field in any summary.

Adding blank lines after a header line in a summary

  1. Select the summary you wish to add blank lines to and then click Edit Summary.

    The Edit Summary dialog displays.

  2. Click on the Edit icon located the to left of a key field to use as a basis for adding blank lines.  

    The Field Properties dialog displays.

  3. In the Layout tab, go to the section marked BEFORE each key value change, tick the box for Insert header line, and then set a numerical value in Insert n blank line(s) after header line to specify the number of blank lines to add after the header line.

     

  4. If you wish, enter some text to describe the key field into the Text field provided.

  5. You can also select additional options to display the key value together with the text:

    • Insert key value on the left of the text will display the key value before the text.

    • Append key value to the right of the text will display the key value after the text.

    • Key value is not included will not include the key value at all.

  6. Click OK to close the Field Properties dialog and then click OK on the Edit Summary dialog.

    Your summary displays with the specified blank lines.  

    As an example, blank-line settings as follows:

     

    will yield a summary as follows:

     

Adding blank lines before a subtotal line in a summary

  1. Select the summary you wish to add blank lines to and then click Edit Summary.

    The Edit Summary dialog displays.

  2. Click on the Edit icon located the to left of a key field to use as a basis for adding blank lines.

    The Field Properties dialog displays.

  3. In the Layout tab, go to the section marked AFTER each key value change, ensure that the box for Insert subtotal line is ticked, and then set a numerical value in Insert n blank lines before subtotal line to specify the number of blank lines to add before the subtotal line.

     

  4. If you wish, enter some text to describe the key field into the Text field provided.

  5. You can also select additional options to display the key value together with the text:

    • Insert key value on the left of the text will display the key value before the text.

    • Append key value to the right of the text will display the key value after the text.

    • Key value is not included will not include the key value at all.

  6. Click OK to close the Field Properties dialog and then click OK on the Edit Summary dialog.

    Your summary displays with the specified blank lines.  

    As an example, blank-line settings as follows:

     

    will yield the summary as follows:

     

Adding blank lines after a key change in a summary

  1. Select the summary you wish to add blank lines to and then click Edit Summary.

    The Edit Summary dialog displays.

  2. Click on the Edit icon located the to left of a key field to use as a basis for adding blank lines.

    The Field Properties dialog displays.

  3. In the Layout tab, go to the section marked AFTER each key value change and then set a numerical value in Insert n blank lines after each key value change to specify the number of blank lines to add after a key value change.

  4. Click OK to close the Field Properties dialog and then click OK on the Edit Summary dialog.

    Your summary displays with the specified blank lines.  

Adding blank lines before a total line in a summary

  1. Select the summary you wish to add blank lines to and then click Edit Summary.

    The Edit Summary dialog displays.

  2. Ensure that the box for Insert total line is ticked and then specify a numerical value in Insert n blank lines before the total line to specify the number of blank lines to add before the total line.

  3.  Click OK on the Edit Summary dialog.

    Your summary displays with the specified blank lines.  

 

 

 

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