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iReport 3.7 by Shamsuddin Ahammad

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Chapter 3. Report Layout and Formatting

In this chapter, we will concentrate on the designing of the report after the initial layout is generated using the Report Wizard, which we learned in Chapter 2, Building Your First Report. You saw that the report title was not sensible; even the column names were not as sensible as those stated in the database table's columns. We sometimes give short names in database table columns, though we should follow naming standards, that is we don't use spaces or other characters in names to follow the naming standards. However, in a report, we must give sensible column headings for the user. Note that in database tables, the column headings are identifiers, but in the report, the column headings are not identifiers. ...

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