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Databases for REAL

Reporting with REALbasic

REALbasic 2009 Release 4

Issue: 8.1 (November/December 2009)
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Article Length (in bytes): 6,809
Starting Page Number: 51
RBD Number: 8114
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On September 29th, REAL Software shipped REALbasic 2009 Release 4. Its big new feature? You guessed it: reporting! That's right, the REALbasic IDE now has a built-in report designer! So without further ado, let's take a look at it.

A Quick Overview

To create a report in REALbasic 2009r, you first need to add a report object to your project. To do this select Project->Add->Report. You can also edit your toolbar to add an "Add Report" button. Figure 1 shows what the report designer looks like.

As you can see, it has three main areas. A list of controls on the left, the main editor window in the center and the properties editor on the right. REALbasic supports these report controls:

Field

Label

Picture

Line

Oval

Rectangle

RoundRectangle

Just drag one of these controls to the report editing area to add it to the report. Each control that you add, has its own set of properties that you can modify. In addition, each control has two events associated with it (AfterPrinting and BeforePrinting) where you can put your own code.

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