10.3 Creating a Report by Dragging and Dropping from the Gallery

To add a report by dragging and dropping from the Gallery:

  1. View the page in Page Designer. See "Viewing a Page in Page Designer."

    Page Designer appears.

  2. Locate the Gallery at the bottom Grid Layout.

    The Gallery lists the types of controls or components you can add to a page. Passing the cursor over a control or component displays a tooltip that describes it.

  3. From the Gallery select a report region and drag it to the appropriate location in Grid Layout.

  4. Based on the type of component you add, Page Designer indicates what actions are required next.


    Components can only be dropped into appropriate drop zones, as determined by the component type. If you wish to place the new component next to an existing component then drag the new component to the right, and level, with the existing component, and wait a short period until a new drop zone is displayed.

    The Messages tab displays a red or yellow badge indicating the number of messages you need to address. Error messages display in red and Warning messages display in yellow. Selecting an error message highlights the associated attribute in the Property Editor. You must address errors before a page can be saved.

    The following example shows a new Interactive Report region with an error message indicating that a SQL statement is required.

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  5. Edit the appropriate attributes in the Property Editor.

    Required attributes display a red triangle in the upper left corner next above attribute label.

  6. To save your changes click Save. To save and run the page, click Save and Run Page.