[reportlab-users] Tables with sub-totals

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Wed Oct 16 14:47:59 EDT 2013

Mike Driscoll wrote:


> I have a project where I'll receive an unknown amount of data that

> needs to be put into a table. When the table reaches the end of the

> page, it needs to add a sub-total as the last row before splitting.

> This will happen on each subsequent page until we reach the last page

> which should have the grand total of all previous pages. How does one

> tell Reportlab to add a subtotal row before splitting?


> I know how to get a table to split, just not the sub-total part.


> I am considering calculating the number of rows that can fit on a page

> and inserting the sub-total into the data list that I pass the Table

> object, but I was hoping there was a better way.

No, the Table object is a convenience. It's not a full-blown report writer.

Fortunately, it's not that hard to track the "how much room left"
computation yourself.

Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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