Type (objectType)

The Type property specifies the type of the report element.

This property is automatically set when you drop a specific element on the page. You cannot edit this property directly from the Properties view.

To change a report element from one type to another, right-click and select Convert to. For further details, see Change the type of a report element.

Note: If the Type property takes the form Field (report-element-type), the report element is a Field. The Type property may change if you edit the Field Name property; for example, if the data type changes from a string to a decimal, the Type property changes from Field (WordBox) to Field (DecimalFormatBox).

You can find the Type property in the Object category of the Properties view.