I currently have a data driven page template set up which I manually cycle through and for each page run a Report Layout File (RLF) report and then add this to the ArcMap layout. The added element is then positioned on the legend to give additional data to the map user. The RLF draws it's data from the attribute table of a map layer that is not the DDP index layer.
I now want to automate the production of these maps. I have no problem with the scripting for the data driven page and exporting side of things, but not sure how to go about adding the report for each page before exporting.
Can anyone suggest if there is a way to do this?
I looked at arcpy.mapping.ExportReport but couldn't see how this works with bringing them back into the mxd and positioning them? It seems to be more for exporting standalone reports to later add to a book. Also the outputs were not quite the same as what the run report option within Arcmap produces, which is perfectly aligned to the size I need. They were either the wrong size, layout, or quality.
I also considered adding tables as is described here but don't want the grid lines to show.