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Input/Output Processes : Creating Reports : Report basics

Report basics

The event-driven model provides a highly flexible environment for interactive applications. Reports collect and organize static data without interaction from the user, so traditional top-down programming techniques work better for this task. Typically, you can integrate a report-generating procedure into an event-driven application using a trigger with a RUN statement attached to a button or menu command (covered later).
The components of a basic report procedure include:
*A special type of frame, called a down frame, that can hold more than one iteration of data
*Frame phrase options to format the frame and included widgets
*Text widgets
*Format phrase options to format individual widgets
*An iterating control block
*An output statement
* Down frames
* Text widgets
* Control blocks and output statements
* Basic report demonstration