Report Item Format Options

Any meaningful combination of the following options can be applied to any value displayed in a report:

CENTER The Report Generator is to center the associated item on the current line.
Centering is relative to the PAGEWIDTH specified in the REPORT FROM command. The default value for PAGEWIDTH is 80.
COLUMN n The Report Generator is to start display of the associated item at character column n.
COLUMN cannot be used in conjunction with SPACES.
COLUMN 1 is automatic for the first item in each heading or detail line command.
HEADING 'text' The Report Generator is to use text as the heading for the associated item. (Normally, the heading depends on the source of the item: field names for fields from EntitySets and so on; object names, for variables and constants; spaces, in all other cases.)
To turn headings off, specify COLUMN HEADING OFF in the DETAIL LINE command.
LINE n Before displaying the associated item, the Report Generator is to skip to line n on the current page. The value of n must be greater than the current line number.
LINE cannot be used in conjunction with NEWLINE or OLDLINE.
MASK 'mask' The Report Generator is to apply the specified mask pattern to the value of the associated item. Masking rules vary for alphanumeric, numeric, and date values.
NEWLINE [n] Before displaying the associated item, the Report Generator is to skip n lines. The default value for n is 1.
NEWLINE cannot be used in conjunction with LINE or OLDLINE.
NEWLINE 1 is automatic for the first item in each heading or detail line command. (Use OLDLINE when overstriking is required.)
NEWPAGE [n] Before displaying the associated item, the Report Generator is to skip to the nth page following the current page. The default value for n is 1.
NOPRINT The Report Generator is to omit the display of the associated report item. (This option is useful for using a special expression format to initialize a variable, but not print the variable's value, for example.)
OLDLINE Before displaying the associated item, the Report Generator is to return to the start of the current line ("overstrike").
OLDLINE cannot be used in conjunction with NEWLINE or LINE.
SPACES n Before displaying the associated item, the Report Generator is to move n character columns to the right. Zero (0) is a valid value for n.
SPACES cannot be used in conjunction with COLUMN.
SPAN The Report Generator is to display the associated item over one or more lines in a column WIDTH characters wide. When one line is full, display continues on the next line regardless of where the split occurs.
SUPPRESS The Report Generator is to omit display of the associated item if its value has not changed since it was last displayed.
UNDERLINE The Report Generator is to underline the associated item.
WIDTH n The Report Generator is to use n as the output width for the associated item. (Normally, the output width is identical to the defined width of the item or the width of the mask or heading for the item, whichever is greatest.
If n is less than the defined width of the item, the value is truncated unless WRAP or SPAN is also specified.
WRAP The Report Generator is to display the associated item over one or more lines in a column WIDTH characters wide. An attempt is made to split the item at logical break points (e.g., a blank, a hyphen, an oblique (slash), a comma).