When working in ETO Results, you may create a table with limited data, but that data may grow over time. If you have multiple tables in your report, the tables may eventually start to overlap. To prevent this, you can you implement relative positioning within your report.

For example, if you have a report with two tables, it may start off like this:

If you begin adding objects to the first table, it could end up over or behind the data in the second table:

To account for this, add relative positioning to the tables.
The first thing you want to do is identify which tables you want to apply relative positioning to. To do this, open the Document Structure and Filters options within the report. 

OPTIONAL: You can also re-name the tables to better identify the data you are looking at. Just right click the table in the Document Structure and Filters view, and select Format Table.

Once you have identified the tables you want to add relative positioning to, you can access the relative positioning options in a couple of ways:

1. With the table you want to format selected, navigate to Report Elements > Position > Align > Relative Position...

2. Right click the table you want to format, select Format Table. From the Format Table options, select Layout.

3. From the Document Structure and Filters pane, right click the table you want to format, select Format Table. From the Format Table options, select Layout.


Once you have the Layout options open in the Format Table window, find the Position section. This is where you can add the relative positioning.

If you want to format the tables horizontally, select the first option. This will let you format tables to the left edge of the report, or the left or right side of another table.
If you select Left (or Right) side of... an option will appear that will allow you to select the object you want to position the table against.

If you want to format the tables vertically, select the second option. 

Click Apply to see your changes or OK to save the changes.

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