24 Building a Report with Dynamic Graphics

In this chapter, you will learn about reports that include graphics that change depending on the data. By following the steps in this chapter, you can generate the report output shown in Figure 24-1.

Figure 24-1 Dynamic graphics report output

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Description of "Figure 24-1 Dynamic graphics report output"


Oracle Reports enables you to link to and display drawings and images that are "dynamic." That is, any changes made to the graphics will be reflected in your report output at runtime.

Data Relationships


This report uses a simple Group Above layout.

Example Scenario

In this example, you will create a simple report using the Group Above layout to display data about an employee, showing a different image depending on the location of the employee's department.

As you build this example report, you will:

To see a sample report containing dynamic graphics, open the examples folder called dynamicgraphics, then open the Oracle Reports example report named dynamicgraphics.rdf. For details on how to open it, see "Accessing the Example Reports" in the Preface.