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Chapter 6. Fundamentals of Report Format... > Combining and Layering Report Object...

Combining and Layering Report Objects

The concepts of combining and layering report objects becomes relevant when you need to precisely control the relationship between two or more objects when occupying a common space on the report. For example, assume that rather than having your country field read USA, you would like to combine the Country database field with a text object so that it reads Country/Pays: USA—displaying the textual description for country in both English and French. To accomplish this, you can easily combine a text and a database field into one common report object.

The previous exercises can be enhanced by adding a more descriptive text object to your report as that described above. To complete this, start by adding a group definition to your report. The group definition enables you to logically present each customer within the country in which they are located. The following steps will add this grouping:


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