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Report Designer

You can create and modify reports using the Report Designer. When the Report Designer window is active, Visual FoxPro displays the Report menu and the Report Controls toolbar. For more information, see Working with Reports.

The Report Designer uses report bands and report controls to manage the layout of information and data on the report page.

Bands

Bands make it possible for you to specify where and when data displays on the report page. The Report Designer contains three bands by default:

  • Page Header   Displays information or data that displays once per page at the beginning of the page.

  • Detail   Displays information or data that displays once per record in the underlying table.

  • Page Footer   Displays information or data that displays once per page at the end of a page.

Each band is followed by a separator, which contains the name of the band and an upward-pointing arrow indicating the space that the band occupies. Detail bands are indicated with filled arrows; all other bands are indicated with empty arrows.

You can add other bands to your layout. For more information, see Working with Report Bands.

Ruler

The Report Designer displays a vertical and horizontal ruler that you can use to position objects more precisely in bands. The scale for the ruler is determined by your system measurement settings.

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