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Old May 10th, 2019, 02:44 PM
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Default Re: Row Shading in Table

The "every two row" pattern does work, starting from the very first row of the table. But that first row is actually the header row. So if you want to start your shading repeats at the first non-header row, then you need to have the same number of headers as your repeat. So in this case, since you're repeating the shading every two rows, you need two (or a multiple of two) header rows.

I modified your rule to add another header row, with no content or margins, which is basically invisible, but still counts as a row for this purpose of shading repeats:
//Be sure to check "Treat returned strings as tagged text"//
//This will create a table filled with record rang dependenat upon (var recordsPerBox)//
//Creat this as a textRule
//Include OnJobStart rule "OnjobStart_not all records""

var recordsPerBox = 2500; // 50
var nameFieldName = "first"; //"Lname"

var table = new FPTable;
var numColumns = 13;
for (var c = 0; c < numColumns; c++)
    var width = 2500;
    if (c == 0)
        width = 3500;
    if (c == 1)
        width = 3500;
    if (c == 2)
        width = 6500;
    if (c == 3)
        width = 11500;
    if (c == 4)
        width = 11500;    

var data = new ExternalDataFileEx(PrimaryInputFile());
var totalRecs = data.recordCount;
var numBoxes = Math.ceil(totalRecs / recordsPerBox);

for (var boxNum = -1; boxNum <= numBoxes;boxNum++)
    var row = table.AddRow();

    if (boxNum <= 0)
        row.type = "Header";
        if (boxNum == 0)
            row.SetContents("Sec#", "Box #", "Records Range", "first rec.", "last rec.");
        var boxStartRec = (boxNum - 1) * recordsPerBox + 1;
        var boxEndRec = Math.min(boxNum * recordsPerBox, totalRecs);
        var boxStartName = (data.GetFieldValue(boxStartRec, nameFieldName));
        var boxEndName = (data.GetFieldValue(boxEndRec, nameFieldName));

        row.Cells[0].Content = "";
        row.Cells[1].Content = boxNum + "/" + numBoxes;
        row.Cells[2].Content = boxStartRec + "-" + boxEndRec;
        row.Cells[3].Content = boxStartName;
        row.Cells[4].Content = boxEndName;

    for (var c = 0; c < numColumns; c++)
        var cell = row.Cells[c];
        cell.HAlign = "Center";
        cell.SetBorders("Thin", "Black", "Top", "Bottom", "Left", "Right");
        cell.Margins = { Top:45, Bottom:45, Left:20, Right:20 };

        if (boxNum < 0)
            cell.Margins = { Top:0, Bottom:0, Left:0, Right:0 };
        if (boxNum <= 0)
            cell.TextColor = "White";
            cell.ShadeColor = "Black";
            cell.ShadePct = 100;

table.ShadingColor1 = "Black";
table.ShadingPct1 = 30;
table.ShadingRepeat1 = 2;
table.ShadingColor2 = "White";
table.ShadingRepeat2 = 2;
table.ShadingType = "ByRow";

return table.MakeTags();
I've highlighted the lines I changed or added in green.
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