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iReport 3.7 by Shamsuddin Ahammad

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Chapter 6. Grouping Data in Reports

Report groups are a flexible way to show grouped data based on one or more certain fields, or even on generic expression, that is, a group can be defined based on the first letter of the employees. "List of Employees by Department" is another example of grouping employee data by department. The report may look like the following one:

Department: Sales

  • Employee ID Employee Name
  • 1001 John Smith
  • 1002 Andrew Simmonds
  • 1005 James

Department: Production

  • Employee ID Employee Name
  • 1003 Leong Chu
  • 1004 Mike
  • 1006 Collin
  • 1007 Stoover

Department: Accounts

  • Employee ID Employee Name
  • 1008 Mark
  • 1009 Sharif Hasan

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • How to build a Group by report
  • Understanding report groups

So let's get on with it. ...

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