Building a report 

You use a wizard to build a new report. To create a report or use the Report painter, you must be connected to the database whose data you will be accessing. When you open the Report painter or select a data source in the wizard, InfoMaker connects you to the DBMS and database you used last. If you need to connect to a different database, do so before working with a report.

Column limit

There is a limit of 1000 on the number of columns in a report.

For information about changing your database connection, see Connecting to Your Database.

To create a new report:

  1. Select File>New from the menu bar and select the Object tab.

  2. Choose a presentation style for the report.

    The presentation style determines how the data is displayed. See Choosing a presentation style. When you choose the presentation style, the appropriate report wizard starts.

  3. If you want data to be retrieved in the Preview view when the report opens, select the Retrieve on Preview check box.

  4. Define the data source.

    See Selecting a data source.

  5. Choose options for the report and click Next.

    See Choosing report-wide options.

  6. Review your specifications and click Finish.

    The report displays in the Design view.

  7. Save the report in a library.