You're thinking along the right lines. This isn't doable in a view as a report ready to be seen at a moment's notice. You might be able to accomplish it with a third-party reporting tool, or you can use a little trick to make it look like you have done the same thing. I've used this trick in a few other projects and it works well if the report is "batch generated."
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Create a view that has your general report layout but with the event information on separate lines as you would expect. For example:
J. Gibson Event A Phoenix June 1, 2005 Event C New York June 12, 2005 Event A Fresno July 3, 2005 T. Jones Event R Philadelphia May 15, 2005 Event Q Chicago June 12, 2005 Event W Seattle August 9, 2005
Then, during the batch cycle, process the view and create a condensed line for the report based on the data displayed in the view. Based on the information above, it might look like this:
J. Gibson Event A--Phoenix--June 1, 2005; Event C--New York--June 12, 2005; Event A--Fresno--July 3, 2005 T. Jones Event R--Philadelphia--May 15, 2005; Event Q--Chicago--June 12, 2005; Event W--Seattle--August 9, 2005
Another option is to have a report form that parses the view when the form is opened. This gives a more accurate representation of the current data, but it may take a while for the form to display depending on the amount of data in the view.
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