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SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook

By : Yoav Yohav
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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

Using sorts

Sorts are one of the most useful features we can find in the Web Intelligence application.

Sorting provides a clear context to the data since it enables us to read the data in a much clearer way, especially when we are working with time or measure objects that require to be sorted chronologically or displayed starting from the top results.

With sorting, we can answer simple questions, such as who the top sales person was, or analyze our data starting from the most current one by the date or the year. We can also apply several sorts to our table or charts, which can be extra helpful.

Another basic requirement that we can apply by using sorting is to sort the data alphabetically from A-Z or Z-A.

Getting ready

We want to understand the sorting capabilities that we can apply to the data in our reports.

How to do it...

If we observe the data displayed in the table, as shown in the following screenshot, we notice that the data is already sorted:

We can see that all the possible columns in...