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Create a Basic iReport Template

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==Report Basics==
===Creating a Basic Report===__NOEDITSECTION__
Basic reports are reports that are generated against a single type of item. You may create a report of the following items:
<p>Grouping allows you to organise the report results using the values of a particular field. Grouping results makes it easier to identify the records which share a common value. Rather than having to visually scan the report results to determine which records have a common value, grouping automatically organises the results for you.</p>
<p>To illustrate, suppose you wanted to create a report to list all lands within each location ID. The procedures that have been discussed so far in this training module would simply list all lands along with their location ID. Although the location ID is included in the report, it would be difficult, tedious, and time-consuming to scan the entire report to identify those lands that have a common location ID ([[:Image:iRep07.png|'''Figure 7''']]).</p>
====Adding a Group to an Existing Report====__NOEDITSECTION__
{{note|The field on which you would like to group your report results must be included in the report.}}
{{note|You may also enter the expression in the Group Expression field if you know the exact spelling of the field name on which you would like to group the results. The syntax is $F{''FieldName''}.}}
===Adding Fields===__NOEDITSECTION__
<p>If you need to include a field that was not selected while using the Report Wizard, you will need to know the name of the field that is used by the data source. Find a list of available field names by using the Report Wizard.</p>
<p>To add a field to your report:</p>
===Sorting Report Results===__NOEDITSECTION__
It may be helpful to sort the report results using the value in one or more of the fields. Sorting the results makes it easier to review the results and locate any records that you may be searching for.
To sort report results:

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