How to display each value from a multi-select field in a separate row when viewing a report?

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Imagine that I have a Table called "Produce" with a Form with the same name that that contains various fields, two of those being:

Name:
Species:

"Name" is a simple text field, and "Species" is a multi-select field.

If I create a "Produce" record with the "Name" "Apple", and from the "Species" field I select "Gala", "Honeycrisp", "Jonagold"

Now, when I create a report, the column for "Species" will bundle my selections in to one row. Is there a way to split up each one of those selections AKA "Species" in to its own row in a Report? Each Produce (apples, oranges, etc.) will have its own section, but with rows for each of its species.

Thank you in advanced!
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Try something like this (not tested):

var Text ProduceText = ToText([Produce]);

Part($ProduceText, 1, ";") & "\n" &
Part($ProduceText, 2, ";") & "\n" &
Part($ProduceText, 3, ";") & "\n" &
Part($ProduceText, 4, ";")
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I added this modified formula to a Multi Select demo (You Have Limited Options) that was used to answer another recent question:

var Text MultiSelect= ToText([Multi Select]);
Trim(Part($MultiSelect, 1, ";")) & "\n" &
Trim(Part($MultiSelect, 2, ";")) & "\n" &
Trim(Part($MultiSelect, 3, ";")) & "\n" &
Trim(Part($MultiSelect, 4, ";"))

Note that in this demo the Multi Select field was limited to choose only two options but the above formula was used to unfold the selected options onto individual lines.
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Thanks a bunch, Dan.

I'm still having a couple of issues that are starting to make me feel like my App will need some redesigning.

a) unreleated- "\n" is not working in that all the text is still on the same line. The rest of the code is successfully turning the multi-select field in to text.

b) I might not have been clear in my description of the problem, in that I would like for for each of the options in a multi select field to become its own item, in its own row split off, but still grouped within its family.

So, it feels like I would need to create a new table-to-table relation to accomplish this.
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>a) unreleated- "\n" is not working in that all the text is still on the same line.

It works for me - how about a screenshot and actual formula you are using to focus on why it is not working

>in that I would like for for each of the options in a multi select field to become its own item, in its own row split off, but still grouped within its family.

if this is so, why use a multi-select field in the first place when you can pursue Mark's idea of a related table (I think this was in another recent post - don't have time to investigate this)?
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I can't post a screenshot here, but this is the text.

var Text PlatformA = ToText([Project - Overview: Platform(s)]);

Trim(Part($PlatformA, 1, ";")) & "\n" &
Trim(Part($PlatformA, 2, ";")) & "\n" &
Trim(Part($PlatformA, 3, ";")) & "\n" &
Trim(Part($PlatformA, 4, ";")) & "\n" &
Trim(Part($PlatformA, 5, ";")) & "\n" &
Trim(Part($PlatformA, 6, ";"))

Yeah, I would have gone that route if it had been a required. I'm trying to fit in a feature/report style in to a table that was designed before this feature/report style was brought up. Before this request this table was great in the way it functioned, but not so much now.