I know it's been a while since you posted - I'm not sure if you have solved
this problem yet.
Anyway, this is what I found works for me using the LRD (legacy 'old' report
designer/wizard) in LO 3.5.3 to create the report:
1. Create your primary SQL query showing all the fields contained in your
report. This is the QUERY the report 'feeds off'.
2. In your query above, make sure the primary sort field/column (using the
ORDER BY command in the SQL) is the one you are using for the GROUP header
in the REPORT. If you don't do this, I found, like you, that the report
GROUP HEADER text gets repeated, instead of occurring ONCE at the beginning
of the GROUP as it should. Of course, you can also add secondary sorts as
usual in your query.
3. When you first create your report in the LRD (not the Report Builder
Extension), even though you will select the relevant query you created in
step 1 above, you will probably need also to paste the SQL for this query
(step 1 above) into the hidden COMMAND field in the report FORM NAVIGATOR
window. This is due to the BUG mentioned elsewhere. See this:
4. Hopefully, your report should now behave properly.
5. More info is here:
There is also info here about re-using legacy reports done in OO (or maybe
early versions of LO).
Let us know if this helps you.
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Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Base and new Report Builder in 3.5 · Steven Shelton
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