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1 A Guide to Oracle9i1 Creating Database Reports Chapter 7

2 A Guide to Oracle9i2 Lesson A Objectives Understand Reports Builder report styles Use the Report Wizard to create a report Configure the appearance of a report View a report in a Web browser Create a master-detail report Create a custom template Apply a custom template to a report

3 A Guide to Oracle9i3 Introduction to Reports Builder Database Reports Reports Builder allows developers to distribute reports as: –Web pages –.pdf files –Printed –And other formats Layout styles include: –Tabular –Form –Mailing Label –Form Letter –Matrix

4 A Guide to Oracle9i4 Sample Matrix Report

5 A Guide to Oracle9i5 Using the Report Wizard to Create a Report Basic steps using Report Wizard: –Specify the data that the report displays –Select the report style –Configure the report properties and layout

6 A Guide to Oracle9i6 Paper Design Window

7 A Guide to Oracle9i7 Modifying the Report Appearance Use Reports Builder environment to modify the report appearance and customize the report features Paper design window shows how report appears on paper To view as web page –preview paper design as web page Make sure form displays correct values before editing design Use the Paper Design window to change fonts, item sizes, etc.

8 A Guide to Oracle9i8 Reports Builder Object Navigator

9 A Guide to Oracle9i9 Viewing the Report as a Web Page To preview a report as a Web page: –Click the Run Web Layout button on the Reports Builder toolbar –Creates the Web page source code for the report –Displays as Page Design view without any formatting changes –To view formatting changes: preview the report using either a Paginated HTML or a Paginated HTMLCSS format

10 A Guide to Oracle9i10 Viewing a Report as a Web Page

11 A Guide to Oracle9i11 Creating a Master-Detail Report Report can display master-detail data SQL query must retrieve master and detail data Use Groups page to define master and detail groups Two report styles: –Group left: master records appear on the left side of the report; detail records appear in columns to the right of the master records –Group above: detail records appear below the master records Place column names in Levels on Available Columns page

12 A Guide to Oracle9i12 Example Grouped Report

13 A Guide to Oracle9i13 Creating Groups/Levels

14 A Guide to Oracle9i14 Report Templates Custom templates store common formatting information such as: –Font –Background color –Graphics Stored in.tdf file Use Paper Layout Template Editor to edit

15 A Guide to Oracle9i15 Paper Layout Template Editor

16 A Guide to Oracle9i16 Applying Custom Templates to Reports Templates are applied to reports using Reports Wizard Template page Use Template file specification option button to select a custom template Or register template as a predefined template: –Modify the Developer user preferences file, so the custom template appears in the Predefined Templates list –Copy the template file to the Reports Builder templates folder

17 A Guide to Oracle9i17 Lesson B Objectives Understand the components of a report Modify report components Modify the format of master-detail reports Create parameters to allow the user to customize report data

18 A Guide to Oracle9i18 Report Components Data Model –Specifies the data that the report displays Paper Layout view –Displays the report components as symbolic objects Report frames –Group related report objects

19 A Guide to Oracle9i19 Data Model Window

20 A Guide to Oracle9i20 Data Model Window Modify data model properties using Property Inspector Can modify the report’s SQL query Create a group filter to limit the number of records that a report query retrieves –Assign a value to the Filter Type property in the report record group’s Property Inspector –Faster to limit retrieved values with SQL query where clause

21 A Guide to Oracle9i21 Paper Layout Window

22 A Guide to Oracle9i22 Report Display Reports have a header, main section and footer Frames –Containers for grouping related report objects –Use to set specific properties for a group of objects Record group –Have corresponding group frame –Encloses a repeating frame and an optional header frame

23 A Guide to Oracle9i23 Components of a Master-Detail Report Master-detail reports: –Display master-detail data –Multiple record groups: master in one, detail in another –Multiple group frames

24 A Guide to Oracle9i24 Master-Detail Data Model

25 A Guide to Oracle9i25 Master-Detail Report Layout

26 A Guide to Oracle9i26 Master-Detail Group Frame Relationships

27 A Guide to Oracle9i27 Report Parameters Specifies how a report appears Specifies the report’s behavior when it runs System parameters –Specify properties that control how the report appears in the user display and how the report application environment behaves –Examples: currency symbol, whether the print dialog box opens when the user prints the report User parameters –Allow the user to select values that specify the data that the report displays –Example: allow the user to select a specific term ID value from a list, and the report would then display class lists for that term only

28 A Guide to Oracle9i28 System Parameters

29 A Guide to Oracle9i29 User Parameters User selects from parameter list Inserted into search condition To create: –Create the user parameter –Create the parameter list –Modify the report query so it uses the parameter as a search condition

30 A Guide to Oracle9i30 Lesson C Objectives Display image data in a report Manually create queries and data links Create summary columns Create formula columns Create reports that display formatted data in a Web browser window

31 A Guide to Oracle9i31 Displaying Image Data In Reports Retrieve and display LOB image data on reports Use Property Inspector to change File Format to Image to display image data

32 A Guide to Oracle9i32 Report with Images from the Database

33 A Guide to Oracle9i33 Creating Report Queries and Data Links Manually To create a query manually: –Open the Data Model window –Select the SQL Query tool on the Data Model tool palette –Click in the painting region, and type the SQL query To create a data link: –Select the Data Link tool on the Data Model tool palette –Draw a link between linked objects Types of data links: –Query to Query –Group to Group –Column to Column

34 A Guide to Oracle9i34 Manually Creating a Query and Data Link

35 A Guide to Oracle9i35 Creating Reports that Display Calculated Values Formula columns –Display values that PL/SQL functions calculate using report data field values as input parameters Summary columns –Perform summary functions (such as SUM,AVG, or MAX) on report data fields

36 A Guide to Oracle9i36 Example of Calculated Values

37 A Guide to Oracle9i37 Creating Formula Columns Formula columns: –Display a value that a user-defined function returns as a result of performing computations on report data values To create: –Create the formula column in the report Data Model –Write the user-defined function that returns the calculated value for the formula column –Create a layout field in the report to display the formula column value

38 A Guide to Oracle9i38 Syntax for Formula Column

39 A Guide to Oracle9i39 Creating Summary Columns Summary columns: –Return a summary value, such as the sum or average, of a series of data fields in a repeating frame Create summary columns for any report data field using the Totals page in the Report Wizard Can also create summary columns manually

40 A Guide to Oracle9i40 Creating Summary Columns with Reports Wizard

41 A Guide to Oracle9i41 Displaying Formatted Reports as Web Pages Use Oracle9i Application Server to generate reports dynamically See Figure 7-70

42 A Guide to Oracle9i42 Summary Reports Builder creates formatted reports using database data Reports are drawn using the Paper Design Window Templates can be created to format reports Reports can be created to display master-detail data Report columns can be set to display calculations, formulas and summary information Reports can be generated in paper, pdf, or html format Dynamic reports are generated using Oracle9i Application Server

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