This function adds an object to the report content list. A report will accept multiple pieces of content. The add_content function also controls overall alignment of the content on the page, and whether there is a page break before or after.

add_content(
  x,
  object,
  page_break = TRUE,
  align = "center",
  blank_row = "below"
)

Arguments

x

The report_spec to append content to.

object

The object to append.

page_break

Whether to add a page break after the object. Valid values are TRUE or FALSE. You can manipulate the page_break parameter to add multiple objects to the same page.

align

How to align the content. Valid values are 'left', 'right', 'center', and 'centre'.

blank_row

Whether to put a blank row above or below the content. Valid values are 'above', 'below', 'both', or 'none'.

Value

The modified report_spec.

Details

The add_content function adds a piece of content to a report. For a text report, valid objects are a table or text object. For an RTF or PDF report, valid objects are a table, text, or plot object. See create_table, create_text, or create_plot for further information on how to create content objects.

Content will be appended to the report in the order it is added. By default, a page break is added after the content. You can stack two pieces of content together closely by setting the page_break parameter to FALSE, and the blank_row parameter to "none".

See also

Examples

library(reporter)
library(magrittr)

# Create temp file path
tmp <- file.path(tempdir(), "mtcars.txt")

# Create first table 
tbl1 <- create_table(mtcars[1:5, 1:6]) %>% 
  column_defaults(width = .5) 

# Create second table
tbl2 <- create_table(mtcars[6:10, 1:6], headerless=TRUE) %>% 
  column_defaults(width = .5) 

# Create the report object
rpt <- create_report(tmp) %>%
  titles("MTCARS Sample Data", align = "left") %>%
  add_content(tbl1, page_break = FALSE, align = "left", blank_row = "none") %>%
  add_content(tbl2, page_break = FALSE, align = "left") %>%
  add_content(create_text("* NOTE: Above table is actually two tables stacked."))

# Write the report to the file system
res <- write_report(rpt)

# Write report to console
writeLines(readLines(tmp, encoding = "UTF-8"))

# MTCARS Sample Data
# 
#    mpg    cyl   disp     hp   drat     wt
# -----------------------------------------
#     21      6    160    110    3.9   2.62
#     21      6    160    110    3.9  2.875
#   22.8      4    108     93   3.85   2.32
#   21.4      6    258    110   3.08  3.215
#   18.7      8    360    175   3.15   3.44
#   18.1      6    225    105   2.76   3.46
#   14.3      8    360    245   3.21   3.57  
#   24.4      4  146.7     62   3.69   3.19
#   22.8      4  140.8     95   3.92   3.15
#   19.2      6  167.6    123   3.92   3.44
# 
# * NOTE: Above table is actually two tables stacked.