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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Oracle Reports User's Guide to Building Reports
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

Part Number B32122-03
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18.2 Create a Simple Report Definition

When you create a report, you can either use the Report Wizard to assist you or create the report yourself. In this example, you will use the Report Wizard to create your query and basic report layout.

To create the report definition:

  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 Above, 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:

    SELECT ALL DEPARTMENTS.DEPARTMENT_ID, EMPLOYEES.FIRST_NAME, EMPLOYEES.LAST_
    NAME, EMPLOYEES.JOB_ID, EMPLOYEES.SALARY, JOBS.JOB_TITLE
    FROM DEPARTMENTS, EMPLOYEES, JOBS
    WHERE ((DEPARTMENTS.DEPARTMENT_ID = EMPLOYEES.DEPARTMENT_ID)
    AND (EMPLOYEES.JOB_ID = JOBS.JOB_ID)) 
    ORDER BY DEPARTMENTS.DEPARTMENT_ID
    

    Note:

    You can enter this query in any of the following ways:

    • Copy and paste the code from the provided text file called graphics_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.

    Note:

    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 18.1, "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, move all fields except JOB_ID to the Displayed Fields list, then click Next.

  11. On the Totals page, click Next.

  12. On the Labels page, change the label Department Id to Department, then click Next.

  13. On the Template page, select Predefined Template and click Blue, then click Finish to display your report output in the Paper Design view. It should look something like this:

    Figure 18-2 Paper Design view for the graphics report with one query

    Description of Figure 18-2 follows
    Description of "Figure 18-2 Paper Design view for the graphics report with one query"