Skip to main content
Pentaho Documentation

Implement Row Banding

Sometimes report data can be difficult to read from left to right, especially if there isn't much space between rows. Report Designer has a row banding property that allows you to add alternately colored backgrounds to each row. Follow the process below to implement row banding.

  1. In the Data pane, click on Add Function.... The Add Function window will appear.
  2. Double-click the Report function category, then select Row Banding, then click OK. A Row Banding function will appear in your Data tab.
  3. Select the new Row Banding function in the Functions section.
  4. In the Properties pane, select colors for the Active Banding Color and Inactive Banding Color properties, and set any other options according to your preference.
Row banding is now implemented for each distinct rendered line in your Details band. Row banding makes it easier to read reports, but if you need to go one step further, you can override it with conditional formatting.