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How to include a header on each page when printing a DataGrid

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An article on printing issues of DataGrid
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No header on second page

Header is there on second page

Introduction

In many situations we might use a DataGrid for reporting purposes. If the report contains many pages we will face the problem of the header only appearing on the first page, and not printing on all pages. With a little JavaScript and CSS we can easily solve this issue.

Using the code

A DataGrid will be rendered as a table element.

If you apply the following CSS rule to THEAD elements:

tHead
{
  display : table-header-group;
}

then everything in a THEAD tag will be printed on every page. However, the DataGrid will not render a THEAD. So the above style will not work. We can add a THEAD to the table(rendered by the DataGrid) with the following JavaScript code.

function AddTHEAD(tableName)
{
   var table = document.getElementById(tableName); 
   if(table != null) 
   {
    var head = document.createElement("THEAD");
    head.style.display = "table-header-group";
    head.appendChild(table.rows[0]);
    table.insertBefore(head, table.childNodes[0]); 
   }
}

The parameter ‘tableName’ is the ID of the datagrid. Calling this function from Onload will work.

<body onload="javascript: AddTHEAD('DataGrid')">

The function create a THEAD tag and add the first row of the table (header) to it. If the header consists of more than one row you need to add the necessary rows to the created THEAD.

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Abhilash Nedumpurath

United States United States
I have 3 years of IT experience.
Doing : C#, ASP.NET,VB,SQL Server, Oracle
 
Currently working in Technopark, Kerala,India

Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionCan We have record numbers on the header or any place on page print preview. Like 1-25, 25-30 for 30 records Pinmemberrohit kakria7-Apr-13 22:36 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmemberprasan kumar19-Oct-12 0:20 
QuestionVery Good... Help me a lot.. Pinmembersibiraj91727-Jun-12 0:57 
GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmemberMohammed Al-Kharouf7-Mar-10 13:29 
GeneralThank you! Pinmembershravaniraj29-Jun-09 2:51 
GeneralDatagrid and Heading printing Pinmemberprabodh1126-Aug-08 20:45 
GeneralThanks Pinmemberkhamis26-Jul-08 5:41 
Questionunable to get the upper line of the header on the second page onwards PinmemberMember 188282127-May-08 3:23 
GeneralSimple way to do that Pinmembersamir4118027-Sep-07 23:59 
GeneralRe: Simple way to do that Pinmembershravaniraj29-Jun-09 2:41 
Hey Thanks Samir..
 
It solved my issue, which i am trying to fix from few days...
 
Really appreciated.
Generalthanks Pinmemberchathuraka19-Aug-07 19:15 
GeneralRe: thanks PinmemberAbhilash Nedumpurath21-Aug-07 1:11 
Questioni am not getting the uper line of the header on page second onwards? Pinmembervsuneeldot17-Jan-07 20:00 
AnswerRe: i am not getting the uper line of the header on page second onwards? PinmemberMahendiran28-Aug-07 2:49 
Generalty so much PinmemberJohn Secada14-Sep-06 9:29 
GeneralRe: ty so much PinmemberAbhilash Nedumpurath21-Aug-07 1:11 

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