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Developers - REPORTS

 

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Lesson 13

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self confidence.” Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)

 

IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY

 

Tabular report shows data in a table format. It is similar in concept to the idea of an Oracle table. Oracle, by default, returns output from your select statement in tabular format.

 

Group-left reports are very useful for generating output reports from SQL statements with the group by clause. The Group-left report suppresses redundant printings of the same value in the leftmost column of the report. It is like making a control break in your report. You can use the “Group-left” report on a master-detail relationship as well.

In Hands-On 02, you will experience how to generate a group left report.

 

A Mailing Label report is a list of addresses designed to be generated on mailing labels. The addresses can be printed across the page, and then down or vice versa.

In Hands-On 03, you will experience how to generate a Mailing Label report.

 

A matrix report is a chart with two axes (rows and columns) that display for sets of data. On the rows, the report displays one set of data, while on the columns the report displays another set. Within the two axes, report displays a cross-product of results.

In Hands-On 04, you will experience how to generate a Matrix report.

 

The Form letter report will complement the mailing label report. You can pull several database columns plus your mailing message to produce form mailings.

In Hands-On 05, you will learn how to generate a Form Letter report.

 

A Group-Above report is a style you use to demonstrate a master/detail relationship in your database. You should define a master group, and for each master record, the report obtains the related values from the detail groups.

 

The “Data Model” will be used to display the data content and layout appearance of the report.

 

The “Live Pre-viewer” will be used to view what the report will look like when it is executed.

 

Object Navigator will be used to view report components and navigate through the report objects. It gives you a hierarchical listing of all the modules open in your current session. You use this listing to navigate to, and work on, those objects. It gives you access to all database objects you own or have grant to, as well as a list of all the built-in functions and procedures you can use in Oracle Form Builder. Clicking on the plus sign next to an object in the Object Navigator will expand the object and clicking on the minus sign will collapse the object.

 

Property Palette contains object properties. The contents of the Property Palette are referred to as the “Property sheet” for the object. You use the Property Palette to modify object properties. To open the Property Palette of an object, go to the object and right click on the mouse then select Property Palette.

 

Templates are generic objects that allows you to force a set of standard features and attributes onto your reports. They help you impose uniformity on your.

 

Layout Model shows you how your report will appear. When you run your report, Report Builder fills in the objects in the Layout Model with actual data. The Layout Model will show you several types of layout objects and the relationships that exist between them. The Layout Model uses symbols and graphical representations to show these relationships.

 

There are two types of parameters: user parameters and system parameters.

User parameters” will be used to manage the behavior and output of your reports.

System parameters” will be used to manage the report runtime behavior of your reports such as defining your output destination.

Parameter Form Builder” tool will be used to design your runtime parameter form.

The Runtime Parameter Form appears whenever you run your report.

A drill-down report lets you get more detailed information at a different level of data aggregation. The most common methods of drilling-down use the mouse or a button to call another report, graph, or form.

A “List of Values”, can be used as a validation mechanism for values defined in user parameters. Your LOV or “List of Values” can consist either of static values or items queried from the database using select statements.

 

The Object Navigator will be used to view report components and navigate through the report objects. It gives you a hierarchical listing of all the modules open in your current session. You use this listing to navigate to, and work on, those objects. It gives you access to all database objects you own or have grant to, as well as a list of all the built-in functions and procedures you can use in Oracle Form Builder. Clicking on the plus sign next to an object in the Object Navigator will expand the object and clicking on the minus sign will collapse the object.

 

A Property Palette contains object properties. The contents of the Property Palette are referred to as the “Property sheet” for the object. You use the Property Palette to modify object properties. To open the Property Palette of an object, go to the object and right click on the mouse, then select property palette.