Choose other report elements

After placing a container on a report page, add the report elements that hold the data and determine how the report looks.

Data View

Icons at the top of the Data View specify the type of object created when you drag and drop a data value. See Adding data values and captions.

Tool Box view

From the Tool Box view:
  • For additional text - use a Word Box or Word Wrap Box. The text property specifies the content. You can edit the text in the Properties view or by double-clicking on the text in the Report Designer work area.
  • For Numeric data - use a Decimal Format Box, which makes it possible to parse and format numbers in any locale. The value property specifies the number. You can edit the value expression in the Properties view or by double-clicking on the Decimal Format Box in the Report Designer work area. You can define the printed format, including decimal places, by setting the value of the format property.
  • For dates - use a Date Format Box.
  • For HTML pages - use an HTML Box, which displays the image of an HTML document in a report.
  • For PXML or XHTML pages - use a Rich Text Box.
  • For Images - use an Image Box. The location property specifies the image to be printed.
  • For PDF files - use an PDF Box. The location property specifies the PDF to be printed, and you can also specify the page ranges to display.
  • For page numbers - use a Page Number Box to automatically display the correct page number for each report page.
  • For tables - use a Table to set up an object that contains columns and rows to display rows of data.
  • For business graphs - choose the appropriate Business Graphs object (chart or pivot table) for the specific type of graph. See Working with business graphs.
  • For values such as "Total from previous pages" or "Totals until this point" - use an Info Node and Reference Box. These two elements work together to enable this type of content. See Print a Layout-dependent reference (Info Nodes).