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Published on March 10, 2014

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Different presentation styles to view data

Using Different Presentation Styles to View Data Module 5 Modified, with permission, from Business Objects SA copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 1

Presentation Styles  BOA has different block types that you can use to format data in your report: Table Block Financial Block Chart Block Cross-tab Block Modified, with permission, from Business Objects SA copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 2

Tables  Table is the default style for presenting data. All the reports you have used so far in this course have been in this format. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects SA copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 3

Financial Tables  A financial table is like an ordinary table except that the headings run vertically rather than horizontally. Headings Vertical data H e a d i n g s Horizontal data Modified, with permission, from Business Objects SA copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 4

Cross-tabs  A cross-tab looks like a spreadsheet with data in cells. Table Block Cross-tab Block Row and column headings describe the content of the cells Modified, with permission, from Business Objects SA copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 5

Charts Covered in Mod 11 BOA has the following types of charts: •Area •Column •Line •Pie •XY (Scatter) •3-D Area •3-D Column •3-D Line •3-D Pie Modified, with permission, from Business Objects SA copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 6

Creating Tables In a report, click the Insert Table button in the Report Toolbar. Click where you want the top left hand corner of the block to appear. Select variables Modified, with permission, from Business Objects SA copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 7

Creating a Financial Table Select an existing table. Click the Rotate Table button in the Report Toolbar. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects SA copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 8

Creating Cross-tabs Two ways to create a cross-tab:   Turn an existing table into a cross-tab From scratch, using the Crosstab Wizard Modified, with permission, from Business Objects SA copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 9

Creating a Cross-tab from a Table Select the column of data you want to move. Drag and drop the data to the top right corner. You will see this mark if you are doing it correctly ... Tip: If you drop in the wrong place, you won’t get a cross-tab. Don’t worry - just click the Undo button and try again. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects SA copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 10

Creating a Cross-tab using the Wizard Click the Insert Crosstab button in the Report Toolbar. Click where you want the top left hand corner of the block to appear. Select variables Modified, with permission, from Business Objects SA copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 11

Creating a Cross-tab using the Wizard Modified, with permission, from Business Objects SA copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting Con’t 12

Creating Charts Two ways to create a chart:  Turn an existing table or crosstab into a chart  From scratch, using the Chart Wizard Modified, with permission, from Business Objects SA copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 13

Creating a Chart from a Cross-tab Select the cross-tab. Click the Chart Type button in the Report Toolbar. Modified, with permission, from Business Objects SA copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 14

Creating a Chart using the Chart Wizard Click the Insert Chart button in the Report Toolbar. Drag out an rectangle representing the size of your chart in the report area. Select variables Select the chart type Modified, with permission, from Business Objects SA copyrighted materials - Introduction to Reporting 15

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