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Report Explorer

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The Report Explorer panel shows a report's structure and provides access to report elements, styles, and components.

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Manage Report Elements

Report Explorer displays all report controls and bands in a tree-like form.

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The following actions are available to customize report elements:

Button Description
web-designer-report-explorer-delete-button Deletes the selected report element. Note that this button is not available for the Detail, Top Margin, and Bottom Margin bands.
web-designer-report-explorer-properties-button Switches to the Properties Panel where you can adjust the selected report element's or the entire report's settings.

You can use drag-and-drop for the following operations:

  • Reorder report controls, or move them from one band to another.

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  • Reorder Detail Report bands, or move them inside / outside other bands.

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  • Reorder Group Header and Group Footer bands.

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  • Reorder table cells, or move them between table rows. Reorder table rows.

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An acceptable drop target is highlighted in green when you drag an item over it. An unacceptable target is highlighted in red.

Manage Report Styles

Expand the Styles category in Report Explorer to access the report style collection.

To apply a style to a report control, drag a style item from Report Explorer onto this control.

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You can use the following actions to customize report styles:

Button Description
web-designer-report-explorer-add-button Creates a new style.
web-designer-report-explorer-delete-button Deletes the selected style.
web-designer-report-explorer-properties-button Switches to the Properties Panel where you can adjust the selected style's settings.

Manage Components

The Report Explorer shows available report data sources in the Components category. This list is synchronized with data sources from the Field List panel.

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The following actions are available to customize data sources:

Button

Description

web-designer-report-explorer-delete-button

Deletes the selected data source.

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Switches to the Properties Panel where you can rename the selected data source.

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