12 Building an Across Group Report

In this chapter, you will learn about across group reports. By following the steps in this chapter, you can generate the report output shown in Figure 12-1.

Figure 12-1 Across group report output

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Description of "Figure 12-1 Across group report output"


Data Relationships

The break in this report is created through a data link between a master group and a detail query.


To create the layout used in this report, you will select the master/detail style, then modify the Print Direction setting for one of the groups to ensure it prints across the page instead of down the page.

Example Scenario

As you build this example report, you will:

To see a sample across report with control breaks, open the examples folder called acrossbreak, then open the Oracle Reports example report named acrossbreak.rdf. For details on how to open it, see "Accessing the Example Reports" in the Preface.