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SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook

By : Yoav Yohav
Book Image

SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook

By: Yoav Yohav

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (21 chapters)
SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

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 for which result object or a variable does the column stands for. The default color for the header is blue and it can of course be formatted.

  • The second part is where is the data presented, which is the table body. This data area is combined from...