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Task 6:  Create the customer master report

You use a list element to create the master report and organize the orders and payments subreports within it. The list iterates through the customer data rows and creates the related orders and payments subreports for each record. For the sake of simplicity, the customer report displays just the customer name. It can, of course, display additional data, such as customer address, phone number, and credit limit.

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Figure 12-7 List element

Figure 12-7  List element
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BIRT creates a column binding for each column in the Customers data set. Figure 12-8 shows the binding information for the list.

Figure 12-8 Binding information for the list element

Figure 12-8  Binding information for the list element
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Figure 12-9 Data set field in the list element

Figure 12-9  Data set field in the list element
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Preview the report. The report should look like the one shown in Figure 12-10. The report lists all the customer names in the order in which the data set returns them.

Figure 12-10 Data preview for the master report

Figure 12-10  Data preview for the master report
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Figure 12-11 Sort definition

Figure 12-11  Sort definition
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