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Programming Interfaces
Input/Output Processes : Creating Reports

Creating Reports

A database management system provides information that helps an organization run efficiently. A report—whether printed on paper, viewed on a workstation, or stored on media—is a common tool for distributing database information.
This chapter introduces you to the ABL (Advanced Business Language) statements that you can use to generate both simple and complex reports.
* Report basics
* Designing an interface for viewing report data
* Converting widget values to report data
* Generating reports with control breaks and aggregates
* Generating reports from multiple tables
* Redirecting output
* Designing frames for reports
* Using the PUT statement
* Summary