The steps in this section show you how to build a simple data model and report layout in the Report Wizard, which you can then use to generate either a JSP-based Web report or a paper report. In the next section, you will modify the JSP, so that the appropriate information displays in your Web report.
Launch Reports Builder (or, if already open, choose File > New > Report).
In the Welcome or New Report dialog box, select Use the Report Wizard, then click OK.
If the Welcome page displays, click Next.
On the Report Type page, select Create Paper Layout only, then click Next.
On the Style page, select Tabular, then click Next.
On the Data Source page, click SQL Query, then click Next.
On the Data page, enter the following
SELECT statement in the Data Source definition field:
SELECT EMPLOYEES.EMPLOYEE_ID, EMPLOYEES.FIRST_NAME, EMPLOYEES.LAST_NAME, EMPLOYEES.HIRE_DATE, EMPLOYEES.SALARY, DEPARTMENTS.DEPARTMENT_NAME, LOCATIONS.CITY FROM EMPLOYEES, DEPARTMENTS, LOCATIONS WHERE EMPLOYEES.DEPARTMENT_ID=DEPARTMENTS.DEPARTMENT_ID AND DEPARTMENTS.LOCATION_ID=LOCATIONS.LOCATION_ID ORDER BY CITY
You can enter this query in either of the following ways:
Copy and paste the code from the
papertoexceldata_code.txt file packaged with Oracle Reports, 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.
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 29.1, "Prerequisites for This Example" describes the sample schema requirements for this example.
On the Fields page, click the double right arrows (>>) to move all of the fields to the Displayed Fields list, then click Next.
On the Totals page, click Next.
On the Labels page, click Next.
On the Template page, select Predefined Template and click Wine, and then click Finish to display your report output in the Paper Design view. It should look something like this:
Save your report as