I spent couple of hours creating report from scratch using report wizard adding only certain fields of feature class that I would like to see on that report. I save and close report.
A few weeks later I realized that I needed an additional field added to the existing report.
I was only able to achieve this by re-creating report from scratch and adding the missing field at the beginning. This can be really time consuming.
Is there a way to add new field to existing report?
Give 'loading a report' a shot Loading a report—Help | ArcGIS Desktop because it says...
Loading a report allows you to make changes to the existing design of a report. This makes it easy to add additional fields, footnotes, or images to a report without having to create a report from the wizard each time you want to make a modification
Agreed, the report designer doesn't let you add brand-new fields to the report - ones that weren't originally chosen to be available during setup with the report wizard.
As a workaround, I was able to open up the ".rlf" and add additional available fields by imitating the syntax for existing fields under the headings <SourceFields> and <ReportFields>:
<Field Name="OBJECTID" SafeName="OBJECTID" Type="6" SortAsc="True" />
<Field Name="GlobalID" SafeName="GlobalID" Type="10" SortAsc="True" />
<Field Name="Street_Number" SafeName="Street_Number" Type="4" SortAsc="True" />
<Field Name="Street_Name" SafeName="Street_Name" Type="4" SortAsc="True" />
<Field Name="SORT" SafeName="SORT" Type="0" SortAsc="True" />
<Field Name="MAP" SafeName="MAP" Type="4" SortAsc="True" />
<Field Name="PHOTO" SafeName="PHOTO" Type="4" SortAsc="True" />
<Field Name="Street_Name" />
<Field Name="Street_Number" />
<Field Name="SORT" />
<Field Name="MAP" />
<Field Name="PHOTO" />
I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 if that matters and no Dan, the link you suggested does not help. Because once you load existing report I can't find the way how to add new field. May be ArcGIS 10 does not support that functionality