20.2 Create a Data Model and a 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 group above 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 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:



    You can enter this query in any of the following ways:
    • Copy and paste the code from the provided text file called intermix_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 20.1, "Prerequisites for This example" describes the sample schema requirements for this example.
  9. On the Groups page, click DNAME in the Available Fields list and click the right arrow (>) to move this field to the Group Fields list.

    Figure 20-2 Group page of Report Wizard

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  10. Click Next.

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

  12. On the Totals page, click Next.

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

    Fields Labels
    DNAME Dept.
    ENAME Name
    SAL Salary

  14. On the Template page, click Finish to display your report output in the Paper Design view. It should look something like this:

    Figure 20-3 Paper Design view for intermixing fields report

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  15. Save the report as intermix_your_initials.rdf.