Select the Report Type
By: Ray Barley
The Select Report Type step of the Report Wizard allows us to choose from a Tabular or Matrix type of report. In this section we will discuss the details of these available report types.
The Select Report Type step in the Report Wizard will display the dialog as shown below:
The tabular report type is the traditional report with page headings, column headings, subtotals and totals running down the page. The matrix report type is one where we define the fields that go on the columns and rows. In addition the matrix report type provides interactive drilldown capabilities. We'll create a tabular report as this will provide a simple and familiar example.
Click Next to move on to the Design the Table dialog which we will discuss in the next section.