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post Dec 5 2017, 07:50 PM

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Within a report I have a continuous subform that pulls data from a query. Print margins for the report are set correctly. When I print the report everything looks great except it prints multiple copies of the same report. I have noticed that the number of pages it prints is relative to the number of records within the continuous subform. I have researched "Totals" queries but not sure I understand how to apply it nor am I certain this is the correct direction I should be going.

Any ideas on how I should approach this problem???
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post Dec 6 2017, 07:01 AM

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You can't put a subform on a report. Are you getting multiple identical copies of the same report? It sounds like the detail section of your subreport is too tall.
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post Dec 6 2017, 07:25 AM

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To add a little to Robert's observation that you can't put a subform on a report (well, you can, but don't count on it behaving as you would like), you can however use a subreport. Or, depending on the result you need, you can combine two or more tables into a single query, use that query as the report's Record Source, and group the report to get the desired result. I tend to use a single query and report grouping when possible, but there are a lot of places a subreport is needed.
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post Dec 6 2017, 08:04 AM

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Just a bit of additional perspective. I am just now cleaning up a report where I re-used subforms, rather than add corresponding subreports. Big mistake. Opening the report had the unfortunate side effect of closing the main form where those same subforms were also used. Closing the report left a big ol' blank space where the form had been displayed....

You can do it, but it's not a great idea most of the time.
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post Dec 7 2017, 03:52 AM

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Another idea: you could make a form containing the subform, and THEN create a report based on that form. It will indeed include the fields contained within the subform, which I presume is what you want. Can you give us more info, as in, screen snips, code or similar uploads?

Keep us posted, we're here to help. I've been tackling a similar problem recently.
This post has been edited by Art_Of_War: Dec 7 2017, 03:53 AM
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