Tuesday, June 7, 2011

BIRT! Column! Width! Must! Be! Set!

Alright, just to show you how ugly it may look in Excel (I have the 2010 version installed) if a BIRT report does not have the width property set for the column:
Ugly ugly ugly ugly (actually, the first two are alright, they DO have the width set to 40 mm).

It's but a simple change, but the difference is subtle:

Oh, by the way, I tried out the Tribix XLS emitter for BIRT. It actually worked, but I decided to remove it because it created bad looking XLS files.