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The Visual FoxPro Report Writer: Pushing it to the Limit and Beyond
Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Report Wizard
Chapter 3: Learning the Basics
Chapter 4: The Data Source
Chapter 5: Report Objects
Chapter 6: Adding Pizzazz to the Objects
Chapter 7: Data Grouping
Chapter 8: Report Variables
Chapter 9: Running Reports
Chapter 10: Solutions to Real-World Problems
Chapter 11: Hacking the FRX
Chapter 12: Labels
Chapter 13: Beyond the VFP Report Writer

Chapter 1: Introduction

Wizards
Parts of a report
General information
Toolbars

Chapter 2: The Report Wizard

Starting the Report Wizard
Creating a single-file report
The rest of the Report Wizard
The One-to-Many Report Wizard

Chapter 3: Learning the Basics

Invoking the Report Designer
Setting up the page
The Report Designer environment
Report bands
Running the report

Chapter 4: The Data Source

Normalized vs. Denormalized
Private Data Session
The Data Environment
Real-world Data Environment issues
The FoxPro 2.x Environment

Chapter 5: Report Objects

Types of controls
Using the Report Controls toolbar
Common options
Manipulating the controls
More ways to add controls

Chapter 6: Adding Pizzazz to the Objects

Layout
Appearance
Programming is an art

Chapter 7: Data Grouping

Sorting it all out
Creating a Data Group
Nesting Data Groups
Cool tricks with Data Groups
There’s power in groups

Chapter 8: Report Variables

Creating variables
Using calculations
Using Report Variables
Understanding the process
Mission impossible

Chapter 9: Running Reports

Preview on the screen
Which records?
Miscellaneous clauses
Special preview issues
Special printing issues
Distribution
Debugging
Run with it

Chapter 10: Solutions to Real-World Problems

Using Print When expressions
Using UDFs and Report Variables
Building the right cursor
Printing graphics
Miscellaneous

Chapter 11: Hacking the FRX

Where’s the report?
Understanding the report table
Let’s start hacking!
A certified hacker

Chapter 12: Labels

The first time
The Label Wizard
The Label Designer
Special issues
Wrapping up

Chapter 13: Beyond the VFP Report Writer

Within Visual FoxPro
Freeware utilities
Commercial Report Writers
PDF and Automation