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Oracle CRM on Demand Reporting by Michael D. Lairson

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CHAPTER 4Filtering Report Data

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If you were unable to filter data, your reports would not be much more useful than simply exporting data from the database into your favorite spreadsheet program. Filtering is a critical component of reporting. Analysis often requires that we focus on very specific segments of data. That could be data related to a particular group of users, a specific territory, a certain timeframe, or any of the nearly limitless views and classifications of data.

There are many ways to filter data in a report. This chapter explores some of those methods. Here we will examine column filters, predefined filters, saving and reusing these filters, and ...

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