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Create a Basic iReport Template

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==Creating a Basic Report Using the Wizard==__NOEDITSECTION__
{{IMSMANG}} provides an iReport Wizard to help in the process of creating new iReport templates. To create an iReport template using the Wizard:
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==iReport Designer Orientation==__NOEDITSECTION__
Once your initial iReport template has been created you can begin adding data elements to the template, modifying the layout and formatting, and other aspects of [[Modify an iReport Template|modifying an iReport Template]]. Below is a brief orientation to the panes and functions available in the iReport Designer. If any of the panes or windows are unavailable they can be added back by selecting the '''Window''' menu.
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===Report Inspector === __NOEDITSECTION__
The Report Inspector pane displays a hierarchical structure of the iReport template and provides access to the available fields, parameters, and variables as well as all formatting elements of the report. Each node can be expanded for more details about the elements contained in it.
===Report Canvas ===__NOEDITSECTION__
The middle area of the iReport Designer displays a graphical representation of the iReport template that corresponds to the hierarchical structure in the Report Inspector. In this pane you move elements around on the canvas as well as select individual elements for editing.
===Properties Pane ===__NOEDITSECTION__
This pane will display all of the properties of items selected in the Report Inspector or Report Canvas. The Properties Pane displays a context-senstive list of properties for any selected item for editing.
===Palette===__NOEDITSECTION__
The Palette is the area where individual graphic elements can be selected and dragged onto the canvas. This includes subreports and crosstab elements.
===Formatting Tools ===__NOEDITSECTION__
The Formatting Tools pane provides access to various formatting functions designed to manage the size and space between elements on the report.
===iReport Output ===__NOEDITSECTION__
This pane displays any problems or output from the reports.
==XML and Preview Views==__NOEDITSECTION__
In addition to the Designer View, iReport Designer provides 2 additional views, the XML View and the Preview. Using the XML View you can get an editable version of the .jrxml file created by iReport Designer. This is useful for troubleshooting specific problems with a report but is generally only for advanced users.
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