Section Properties

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Section Properties

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The Section Properties dialog allows you to add, delete, and configure sections in your report.  This is also where you configure the data source associated with each section.




The dialog consists of a hierarchical list box that shows all the sections in the report.  It also displays the tables and queries that provide data to each of the sections.  There are three icons that you will encounter in the list box:



 Represents a Section.


 Represents a SQL Query.  


 Represents a Table.  It is used for both local tables and tables that belong to a SQL query.


Each object in the list box can have children and attributes.  Children are objects that are owned by another object.  They are always connected to lines coming straight down from the parent object.  For example, the figure above shows that Section 2 has three child sections.


Attributes are represented by lines going right and then downward.  The lines are connected by boxes that contain either _bm44 or _bm45.  For example, data sources are attributes of sections.  The figure above shows that Section 2 uses the Customer table.


If you wish to hide the children of an object, you can double-click on the object's icon and all its children will be hidden.  You can also hide the attributes of an object by double-clicking the +/- box on the attribute line.


When you select an object by clicking the left mouse button on it, detailed information about the object is displayed on the Object Status Bar control at the bottom of the dialog.  


When you click the right mouse button on an object, a pop-up menu will appear with a list of features available for the selected object.  You can also add objects to the list box via the pop-up menus.  The options presented in the pop-up menu vary depending on which object you have selected.



Also See:


Configuring Sections