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Create Banded Object

The Create Banded Object wizard helps you to create a banded object in a report. It appears when you select Insert > Banded Object.

The wizard varies with the data resource type used to create the banded object: business view or query resource.

Back

Goes back to the previous screen.

Next

Goes to the next screen.

Finish

Finishes creating the banded object and closes this wizard.

Cancel

Does not retain changes and closes this wizard.

Help

Displays the help document about this feature.

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Create Banded Object - Business View Based

When the wizard is used for creating a banded object using a business view, it consists of the following screens: Data, Display, Group, Summary, Filter and Style.

Data

The screen lists all the predefined business views in the current catalog. Select the one using which to create the banded object.

Create Banded Object - Data

Display

Specifies the detail fields to display in the banded object.

Create Banded Object - Display

Resources

Lists the resources in and related to the specified business view, which can be used as detail fields in the banded object.

Add button

Adds the selected field in the Resources box to the banded object.

Remove button

Removes the selected field from the banded object.

Move Up button

Moves the selected field one step up.

Move Down button

Moves the selected field one step down.

Display Fields

Lists the detail fields of the banded object.

Display Name

Specifies the labels of the detail columns in the banded object, which by default are the display names of the added fields. You can select in the text boxes to edit the labels, or select the Auto Map Field Name check boxes in the text boxes to automatically map the label text to the dynamic display names of the fields at runtime.

Sort Fields By

Opens the Sort Fields By dialog to specify how to sort the detail data in the banded object.

Group

Specifies the criteria for grouping data in the banded object.

Create Banded Object - Group

Resources

Lists the resources in and related to the specified business view, which can be used as group-by fields in the banded object.

Add button

Adds the selected field in the Resources box as a group-by field in the banded object.

Remove button

Removes the selected group-by field from the banded object.

Move Up button

Moves the selected group one step up.

Move Down button

Moves the selected group one step down.

Group By

Lists the group-by fields of the banded object.

Sort

Specifies how groups at the specific group level will be sorted.

  • Ascend
    Groups will be sorted in an ascending order (A, B, C).
  • Descend
    Groups will be sorted in a descending order (C, B, A).
  • No Sort
    Groups will be sorted in the original order in database.
  • Custom Sort
    Opens the Custom Sort dialog to set how groups will be sorted.

Select N

Opens the Select N dialog to specify the Select N condition.

Summary

Specifies the summaries to calculate data in the banded object.

Create Banded Object - Summary

Resources

Lists the resources in and related to the specified business view, which can be used to calculate data in the banded object.

Add button

Adds the selected field in the Resources box to calculate data in the banded object.

Remove button

Removes the selected summary from the banded object.

Move Up button

Moves the selected summary one step up.

Move Down button

Moves the selected summary one step down.

Summarized Fields

Lists the fields added to calculate data in the banded object.

Position

Displays the position of the summaries. A summary added for a group level is placed in the group's footer panel; if added for the Banded Object level, it will be placed in the banded footer panel.

Column

Displays in which column to place the summaries. By default the summaries and their name labels will be placed in the first two detail columns.

Filter

Specifies to filter data displayed in the banded object. The options in the screen are the same as those in the Edit Filter dialog.

Create Banded Object - Filter

Style

Specifies the style of the banded object.

Create Banded Object - Style

Grow Report

Specifies the layout of the banded object.

  • Vertically
    Creates a vertical banded object.

Style

Specifies the style of the banded object.

Preview

Displays a diagram illustrating the effect of the selected style on the banded object.

Inherit Style

Specifies whether to make the banded object take the style of its parent. Available only when the banded object is to be inserted into another banded object in a page report.

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Create Banded Object - Query Based

When the wizard is used for creating a banded object using a query resource, it consists of the following screens: Data, Display, Group, Summary, Filter and Style.

Data

Specifies the dataset using which to create the banded object.

Create Banded Object - Data

Data resource box

Lists the predefined data resources in the current catalog. Select one and a dataset based on it is created automatically for the banded object.

More Options/Less Options

Shows or hides the dataset selection panel to choose a dataset for the banded object.

  • New Dataset
    Specifies to create a dataset from the current catalog data resources. When a query is selected, you can select the Edit button to edit the query in the Query Editor.
  • Existing Dataset
    Specifies to use a dataset from the ones existing in the current page report. You can select the Edit button to edit the dataset in the Dataset Editor.
  • Current Dataset
    Specifies to inherit the dataset used by the parent object.

Display

Specifies the detail fields to display in the banded object.

Create Banded Object - Display

Resources

Lists the resources in and related to the specified dataset, which can be used as detail fields in the banded object.

Add button

Adds the selected field in the Resources box to the banded object.

Remove button

Removes the selected field from the banded object.

Move Up button

Moves the selected field one step up.

Move Down button

Moves the selected field one step down.

Display Fields

Lists the detail fields of the banded object.

Display Name

Specifies the labels of the detail columns in the banded object, which by default are the display names of the added fields. You can select in the text boxes to edit the labels.

Sort Fields By

Opens the Sort Fields By dialog to specify how to sort the detail data in the banded object.

Group

Specifies the criteria for grouping data in the banded object.

Create Banded Object - Group

Resources

Lists the resources in and related to the specified dataset, which can be used as group-by fields in the banded object.

Add button

Adds the selected field in the Resources box as a group-by field in the banded object.

Remove button

Removes the selected group-by field from the banded object.

Move Up button

Moves the specified group one step up.

Move Down button

Moves the specified group one step down.

Group By

Lists the group-by fields of the banded object.

Sort

Specifies how groups at the specific group level will be sorted.

  • Ascend
    Groups will be sorted in an ascending order (A, B, C).
  • Descend
    Groups will be sorted in a descending order (C, B, A).
  • No Sort
    Groups will be sorted in the original order in database.
  • Special Group
    Opens the User Defined Group dialog to define grouping information.
  • Custom Sort
    Opens the Custom Sort dialog to set how groups will be sorted.

Special Function

For a group-by field of the Numeric/String/Date/Time type, you can select a special function for it to specify to which level data will be grouped by. Select Customize to set the function in the Customized Function dialog.

Custom Sort

Specifies how to sort the groups. Activated only when you have selected Custom Sort from the Sort column to define the sort manner of groups for the selected group level.

Special Group

Specifies how to group your information. Activated only when you have selected Special Group from the Sort column to define a special group.

Select N

Opens the Select N dialog to specify the Select N condition.

Group Filter

Opens the Group Filter dialog to specify the group filter condition.

Summary

Specifies the fields on which to create summaries in the banded object.

Create Banded Object - Summary

Resources

Lists the resources in and related to the specified dataset, which can be used to create summaries in the banded object.

Add button

Adds the selected field in the Resources box based on which to create a summary in the banded object.

Rremove button

Removes the selected summary from the banded object.

Move Up button

Moves the selected summary one step up.

Move Down button

Moves the selected summary one step down.

Summarized Fields

Lists the fields that have been added to create summaries in the banded object.

Aggregate Function

Specifies the aggregate functions used for the summaries.

Distinct On

Available and should be set when DistinctSum is selected as the aggregate function. It specifies the fields according to whose unique values to calculate DistinctSum. Select Choose button in the text box to select the required fields in the Select Fields dialog.

Break Field

Displays the groups on which the summaries will be calculated. If a summary is added for the Banded Object level, the break field is null and the summary will be calculated on the whole dataset.

Position

Works together with the Column option to specify the location where a summary will be placed.

  • Header
    Specifies to put the summary in the header panel. If the summary is added for a specific group, it will be put in the group's header panel; if the summary is added for the Banded Object level, it will be put in the banded header panel.
  • Footer
    Specifies to put the summary in the footer panel. If the summary is added for a specific group, it will be put in the group's footer panel; if the summary is added for the Banded Object level, it will be put in the banded footer panel.

Column

Works together with the Position option to specify the location where a summary will be placed.

  • Detail
    The summary and its name label will be put in the first two detail columns.
  • Summary
    The summary will be displayed in a separate summary column.

Filter

Specifies to filter data displayed in the banded object. The options in the screen are the same as those in the Edit Filter dialog.

Create Banded Object - Filter

Style

Specifies the layout and style of the banded object.

Create Banded Object - Style

Grow Report

Specifies the layout of the banded object.

  • Vertically
    Creates a vertical banded object.
  • Horizontally
    Creates a horizontal banded object.
  • Mailing Label Format
    Creates a cross banded object in the form of a mailing label layout.

Style

Specifies the style of the banded object.

Preview

Displays the selected layout and style effects.

Inherit Style

Specifies whether to make the banded object take the style of its parent. Available only when the banded object is to be inserted into another banded object.

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