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SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook by Yoav Yahav

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Getting to know the structure of tables

Although we have different types of tables, we can start from the basic and most common table type, which is the vertical table.

Getting ready

We want to get familiar with the basic vertical table structure and display some data in it.

How to do it...

As we have seen in Chapter 2, Creating New Queries, after the query retrieves the data, in most cases, the data will be displayed in a vertical table. Tables can also be created by dragging-and-dropping certain objects from the available objects pane or by using the report element toolbar.

By looking on at the table, we can distinguish between the following three main parts:

  • The first row is the table header showing the column names and providing us the reference ...

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