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Multiple row headers

I am currently using alteryx to generate pdf reports and noticed there is no option to have multiple row headers. In my line of work i cant skip this as the end users insist on having it like they have always had it.

I definitely think this should be available as many of us like replicate canned reports which are otherwise in excel and hence see the need for such an option.

 

The following might give an example of the multi row header,

 

multi row.JPG

 

Also the ability to merge certain columns to create the above effect should be available.

8 Comments
Alteryx Certified Partner

This is a great idea! 

Thanks Jacob 🙂 Hope Alteryx adds this in their upcoming releases

Alteryx
Alteryx
Status changed to: Under Review

Hi @santosh_garimella,

Thanks for the great reporting idea! We are currently ramping up development to improve the usability and flexibility in the Reporting tools, starting with Layout. We'll be moving on to tackle each of the existing reporting tools in the future once Layout is complete. I will be sure to keep this in mind as we're working through the reporting Table tool, as I can see how this flexibility would be useful! 

 

Thanks for the feedback!

 

 

Meteoroid

This is an awsome idea! I just faced a similar problem however we were looking at having two headers in an Excel file rather than a pdf. Could the developement be expanded to include a similar function for an Excel file? For example: 

 

 Headers.PNG

 

Could something be added to Crosstab if we have a 1-to-1 relationship with the ID and the Name where we can select two headers and have them stack one atop the other?

Thanks!

Alteryx Partner

Agree that the multi-level header should be included for output tool and not just for reports. People like to be able to read their outputs as much as they like to share reports with their bosses.

Alteryx
Alteryx

Composer (pcxml) the report rendering engine can actually handle col spans as being requested here even though the reporting tools gui does not support doing it. Composer (pcxml) does non handle row spans. With a macro or text reporting tool in advance mode I have successfully merged cells like this. I think a well thought out table cell merge macro might be all we need.

Alteryx Certified Partner

Is this implemented? Please suggest. 

Meteor

I fully support this suggestion.