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ReportBuilder

Developer’sGuide
Third Edition

ReportBuilder
Developer's Guide
Third Edition

Copyright © 2000-2005 by Digital Metaphors Corporation

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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
The Basics
Report Creation .................................................................................................3Select................................................................................................................. 3 Design................................................................................................................ 4 Process.............................................................................................................. 4 Generation.........................................................................................................5

A Quick Test Spin
Overview ............................................................................................................6 Create a New Application ..................................................................................6 Create a Table, DataSource, and Data Pipeline Component ............................6 Create a Report and Connect it to theData ...................................................... 6 Invoke the Report Designer ................................................................................6 Place a Label Component in the Header Band ................................................ 6 Place a DBText Component in the Detail Band................................................. 7 Preview the Report atDesign-Time ...................................................................7 Preview the Report at Run-Time .......................................................................7

The Best Way to Learn ReportBuilder?
Start simple, then go to the next easy level. ......................................................9 Use the online help............................................................................................9 Use this manual. .................................................................................................9 Run the examples; Study the examples; Know the examples. ..........................9

Elements of the User Interface
The Report Designer .......................................................................................10Working with the Report Designer
Overview ..........................................................................................................12 Some tips to help you get the most out of ReportBuilder ................................12 The Report Tree ..............................................................................................14 The DataTree.................................................................................................. 14

Reporting Basics
Lookup Tables/Queries ....................................................................................16 Filtering Data ...................................................................................................16 Performing Calculations...................................................................................16 Display Formats ...............................................................................................17 Dynamic Bands................................................................................................ 17 Stretching Memos and Shapes ........................................................................17 ControllingComponent Visibility ......................................................................17

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REPORTBUILDER FUNDAMENTALS
MAIN
Introduction
Overview ..........................................................................................................23 Data Access .....................................................................................................23 Data Process...
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