Understanding Tabular Layouts
Tabular layouts use PeopleSoft queries to retrieve data. Unlike matrix layouts, tabular layouts do not rely on the intersection of rows and columns to retrieve data. The columns in the report correspond to the fields selected by the query. The rows display the entire query result set, although you can use a scope to limit the results. By using query criteria, you can retrieve data from almost any table in a PeopleSoft database.
When defining a tabular layout, you select a query and then select the query columns to use and the layout columns to map them to.