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Chapter 6. Exploring Reports > Creating a Report from Scratch

Creating a Report from Scratch

You can create a report in a number of ways, one of which is a report wizard that functions in much the same way as the form wizard. However, if you have a report design idea that is unlike most of the standard report design formats, you might consider building the report from scratch. Using this method, you start with a blank screen and add the various components, such as sections and controls, manually. Although this method is more difficult, there is much you can learn in the process.

To get you started while equipping you with a few practical tools, allow the following exercise to guide you by example through creating a columnar report:


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