16.2 Create a Data Model and a Group Left Layout

When you are creating a single-query report, such as this one, you can use the Report Wizard to create the data model and layout simultaneously.

To create a data model and layout:

  1. Launch Reports Builder (or, if already open, choose File > New > Report).

  2. In the Welcome or New Report dialog box, select Use the Report Wizard, then click OK.

  3. If the Welcome page displays, click Next.

  4. On the Report Type page, select Create Paper Layout Only, then click Next.

  5. On the Style page, type a Title for your report, select Group Left, then click Next.

  6. On the Data Source page, click SQL Query, then click Next.

  7. On the Data page, enter the following SELECT statement in the Data Source definition field:



    You can enter this query in any of the following ways:
    • Copy and paste the code from the provided text file called headfoot_code.txt into the Data Source definition field.

    • Click Query Builder to build the query without entering any code manually.

    • Type the code in the Data Source definition field

  8. Click Next.


    If you are not already connected to a database, you will be prompted to connect to the database when you click Query Builder or Next. Ensure that you connect to a database that has the appropriate schema for this example. Section 16.1, "Prerequisites for This Example" describes the sample schema requirements for this example.
  9. On the Groups page, click DEPARTMENT_ID and click the right arrow (>) to move this field to the Group Fields list, then click Next.

  10. On the Fields page, click the double right arrows (>>) to move all of the fields to the Displayed Fields list, then click Next.

  11. On the Totals page, click SALARY, then click Sum.

  12. Click Next.

  13. On the Labels page, change the labels as follows, then click Next:

    Fields Labels
    DEPARTMENT_ID Department
    SumSALARYPerDEPARTMENT_ID Total Salary for Department &DEPARTMENT_ID:

    This step will add a footer to each instance of the master repeating frame (departments).


    The DEPARTMENT_ID column is part of the data model so you need to reference DEPARTMENT_ID in the footer label using &DEPARTMENT_ID.
  14. On the Template page, click Finish to display your report output in the Paper Design view. It should look something like this:

    Figure 16-2 Group left report output with footer for master repeating frame

    Description of Figure 16-2 follows
    Description of "Figure 16-2 Group left report output with footer for master repeating frame"