Cannot do horizontal table span when cell contains an image

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I'm trying to create a table that is two rows by two columns with the top left cell containing an image and spanning across the whole top row. However, when I try to run this code:

from reportlab.lib.units import inch
from reportlab.platypus import BaseDocTemplate, Image, Table, PageTemplate, Frame

my_image = Image('my_image.jpg', width=2*inch, height=2*inch)
table_style = [('SPAN', (0, 0), (-1, 0))]
image_table = Table([[my_image, ''], ['sample', 'text']], style=table_style)

doc = BaseDocTemplate('my_test.pdf', pageTemplates=[PageTemplate(frames=[Frame(inch, inch, 5*inch, 5*inch)])])[image_table])

I get this error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "...", line 10, in <module>
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/reportlab/platypus/", line 969, in build
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/reportlab/platypus/", line 834, in handle_flowable
    if frame.add(f, canv, trySplit=self.allowSplitting):
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/reportlab/platypus/", line 167, in _add
    w, h = flowable.wrap(aW, h)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/reportlab/platypus/", line 1184, in wrap
    self._calc(availWidth, availHeight)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/reportlab/platypus/", line 641, in _calc
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/reportlab/platypus/", line 565, in _calc_height
    w = max(colpositions[span[2]+1]-colpositions[span[0]],w)
TypeError: unorderable types: NoneType() > float()

If I remove the image (i.e. use Table([['', ''], ['sample', 'text']], style=table_style)) or if I try to do a vertical span instead (i.e. use table_style = [('SPAN', (0, 0), (0, -1))]) everything works as expected. It's just the combination of image and horizontal span that seems to not be working.


Comments (3)

  1. Robin Becker

    I just ran this in latest reportlab code and it seems to work for me. I had to use pythonpowered.gif instead of your image. I tried with a jpg of my own and that also worked. Can you say which version of rl you are using? Also what python, platform etc etc.

  2. jiang xu

    this is due to python version, in python2, float compare to None is always true and there is no problem for that. but in python3, this is illegal operation

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