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Mailing Label Wizard

The Mailing Label Wizard helps you to create a page report with a cross banded object in it, which is in the form of a mailing label layout. It appears when you select the Mailing Label layout in the Select Component for Page Report dialog or Select Component for Page Report Tab dialog and then select OK.

The wizard consists of the following screens: Data, Display, Group, Summary, Chart, Filter, Layout and Style.

Back

Goes back to the previous screen.

Next

Goes to the next screen.

Finish

Finishes creating the mailing label report 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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Data

Specifies the dataset using which to create the banded object.

Mailing Label Wizard - 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.

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Display

Specifies the detail fields to display in the banded object.

Mailing Label Wizard - Display

Resources

Lists the DBFields in the specified data resource, as well as the valid formulas and parameters for these DBFields in the current catalog that 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, which by default are the display names of the added fields. You can select in 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.

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Group

Specifies the criteria for grouping data in the banded object.

Mailing Label Wizard - Group

Resources

Lists the DBFields in the specified data resource, as well as the valid formulas and parameters for these DBFields in the current catalog that can be used as group-by fields in the banded object.

Add button

Adds the selected field in the Resources box as the 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.
  • 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.

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Summary

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

Mailing Label Wizard - Summary

Resources

Lists the DBFields in the specified data resource, as well as the valid formulas for these DBFields in the current catalog that 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 all 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.

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Chart

Specifies to create a chart together with the banded object, which will be placed in the banded header panel. This screen is available only when there is at least one group and one summary added for this group in the banded object.

Mailing Label Wizard - Chart

No Chart

Specifies not to create a chart.

Bar Chart

Specifies to create a Clustered Bar 2-D chart together with the banded object.

Line Chart

Specifies to create a Line 2-D chart together with the banded object.

Pie Chart

Specifies to create a Clustered Pie chart together with the banded object.

Category

Lists the group-by fields of the banded object on which summaries are added. Choose the field you want to display on the category (X) axis of the chart from the drop-down list.

Series

Lists the fields that have been added as the group-by fields of the banded object. Choose the field you want to display on the series (Z) axis of the chart from the drop-down list.

Show Values

Lists the summaries which are calculated based on the field you choose to display on the category axis of the chart. Choose the value you want to display in the chart from the drop-down list.

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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.

Mailing Label Wizard - Filter

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Layout

Specifies the layout of the banded object.

Mailing Label Wizard - Layout

Label Size

Specifies the size for the labels in the banded object.

  • Width
    Specifies the width of the labels.
  • Height
    Specifies the height of the labels.

Gap Between Labels

Specifies the gap between each two labels.

  • Horizontal Gap
    Specifies the horizontal gap between two labels.
  • Vertical Gap
    Specifies the vertical gap between two labels.

Preview

Displays the selected layout for the label.

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Style

Specifies the style of the banded object.

Mailing Label Wizard - Style

Style

Specifies the style of the banded object.

Preview

Displays the selected tyle effects.

Create a Banded Report

Creates a restricted version of a flow layout report, one that can contain a single banded object only. This layout option is intended to provide compatibility with Logi Report Version 7 report templates.

Create a Flow Layout Report Containing a Banded Object

Creates a report that contains a banded object mapped to the specified dataset. This layout option is specified by default.

Page Setup

Opens the Page Setup dialog to specify page properties.

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