[reportlab-users] Is there a way to prevent table split between particular rows?

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Sat Feb 20 03:43:04 EST 2016

Yes that would do it. Probably better than the existing hack
mechanism. Chances of ever splitting by columns recede.

On 19 February 2016 at 23:19, Lele Gaifax <lele at metapensiero.it> wrote:
> Robin Becker <robin at reportlab.com> writes:
>> The docs need to be extended mea cupla :(
> Don't worry, I know what it means to keep that in sync!
>> The rowSplitRange is intended to prevent splitting near the top of the
>> table or to near to the end. There is only one allowed range = lo,hi
>> and splitting is only allowed if the lo<=splitpoint <=hi. I suppose
>> this could be extended to a more general list of allowed split ranges,
>> but that's not available right now.
>> If that's required I would have to do some extra thinking.
> Well, the project I'm developing is not that important: should the customer
> raise her eyebrows, I will try to rearrange the printout using multiple
> tables, one for each group, wrapping each table within a KeepTogether element.
> Anyway, for my need, it would maybe be more natural to express the constraint
> within the TableStyle, something like
>   ...
>   ('KEEPTOGETHER', (0, 2), (-1, 3)),
>   ...
> to mean that preferably a split should not happen between row 2 and 3. That
> could cover even the split-by-column case.
> What do you think?
> Thank you,
> ciao, lele.
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Robin Becker

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