The Global Level Functions object enables you to add elements to your report data set at the top report level.
You can add the following types of elements as top-level data:
Elements based on aggregate functions
Elements based on expressions
Elements based on PL/SQL statements (for Oracle Database data sources)
If you select a data type of Integer for any calculated element and the expression returns a fraction, the data is not truncated.
The Global Level Functions object is shown below. To add elements based on aggregate functions, drag the element to the "Drop here for aggregate function" space of the object. To add an element based on an expression or PL/SQL, click Menu, and choose the appropriate action.
Click the function icon to the left of the new element name and choose the function from the list.
To change the default name, click the actions icon to the right of the element name and click Properties to launch the Edit Properties dialog. See Setting Element Properties for more about the properties available on this dialog.
Adding a Group-Level or Global-Level Element by Expression
You can add group-level or global-level aggregate functions by expressions.
To add a group-level element, on the Group object, click Menu and select Add Element by Expression.