Cells in Pivot Reports should align, like a table

Using the "Show Cell Headers" option in a Pivot Report is a nice way to include additional feature details in the view.  However, if the text wraps or if you have blank values, the features and their details will become misaligned, since the pivot cells are not built as a table.  It just slaps horizontal lines between each value to build a quasi-table view, which is not effective and severely limits the usefulness of showing cell headers.  Please update Pivot Reports to act more like tables and keep cell values aligned!

  • Jonathon Leeke
  • Sep 2 2016
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  • Jerrold Emery commented
    November 30, 2018 16:32

    Quite honestly, I find it a bit disconcerting that this item has been open for over two years. In my opinion, this is not a feature request, this is a defect. When data in reports do not align, providing them to stakeholders only leads to confusion. In fact, when I provided my screenshot to support, the initial response what that they do align, but that "The last record in your screenshot has 4 tag values so that entire row is larger to accommodate the 4 values. " It wasn't until I provided a screenshot identical to the one on the OP that I was asked to upvote this feature request.

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    Ron Yang commented
    November 30, 2018 23:46

    Thank you for the additional comment here. There is a workaround which will help to better align the report. Using the example attached to the idea, if you move the Feature to appear as a "Row" instead of a "Cell," this will align the data in the way that you would expect.

  • Guest commented
    August 28, 2019 17:41

    The workaround will not work for us because we need to have the features and their status grouped by release date.  How do I line it up in this case?