Report with Cross-Tab on Page

 

For better understanding this step-by-step instruction, please watch the video file.

 

Do the following steps to create a report with the cross table:

 

1.Run the designer;
2.Connect data:

2.1. Create New Connection;

2.2. Create New Data Source;

 

3. Put the Cross-Tab component on a page of the report template.

 

 

4. Edit the Cross-Tab component:

4.1. For example, set the GrowToHeight property to true, to allow the Cross-Tab component to grow by height;

 

5. Define the data source for the Cross-Tab component of the band, for example, using the Data Source property:

 

 

6. Invoke the Cross-Tab Designer, for example, clicking the Design... item of the context menu of the cross table component. The picture below shows the Cross-Tab Designer window:

 

 

The DataSource field shows the data columns of the selected data source;

The Columns field shows a list of columns of the data source by what the columns in the cross table will be created;

The Rows field shows a list of rows of the data source by what the rows in the cross table will be created;

The Summary field shows a list of columns of the data source by what the summary in the cross table will be created;

The Properties field shows the properties of the selected item of the cross table;

The Cross-Tab Cells field shows cells of the cross table;

The Select Style button. When clicking the drop down list of styles for the cross table appear.

 

7. Do the following steps in the Cross-Tab Designer:

7.1. Add the data column from the DataSource to the Columns field of the cross-tab. For example, add the CategoryID data column to the Columns field of the cross-tab. Hence one entry from this data column will correspond to one column in the rendered cross-table, the number of entries in this data column will be equal to the number of columns in the cross-table;

7.2. Add a column of the data source from the DataSource field to the Rows of the cross-table. For example, add the ProductName data column to the Rows field of the cross-table, and then one entry from this data column will correspond to one row in the rendered cross-table, the number of entries in this  data column will be equal to the number of rows in the cross-table;

7.3. Add a data column from the DataSource field to the Summary field of the cross-table. For example, add the UnitInStock data column to the Summary field of the cross-table, all entries in this data column will be summary entries in the cross-table;

 

8. Press the OK button to save your changes and go back to the report template with cross-table.

 

 

9. Click the Preview button or invoke the Viewer, clicking the Preview menu item. The picture below shows a rendered cross-tab report:

 

 

10. Go back to the report template;

11. Edit cells in the report template:

11.1. Set the font settings: type, style, size;

11.2. Set the background of cells;

11.3. Set the Word Wrap property to true if it is necessary to wrap text;

11.4. Switch on/off Borders;

11.5. Set the border color;

11.6. Set the background of cells etc.

 

 

12. Click the Preview button or invoke the Viewer, clicking the Preview menu item. The picture below shows a report of the rendered report with the cross table after editing report template cells:

 

 

Adding styles

 

1.Go back to the report template;
2.Call the Style Designer;

The picture below shows the Style Designer:

 

 

Click the Add Style button to start creating a style. Select Cross-Tab from the drop down list. To create the custom style, set the Color property. The picture below shows a sample of the Style Designer with created custom style:

 

 

Click Close. In the list of values of the Select Style button in the cross-table editor, a custom style will be displayed. In our case, the name is Style for Cross-Tab. Select this value;

 

3. Click the Preview button or invoke the Viewer, clicking the Preview menu item. The picture below shows a sample of the rendered cross-table report using the custom style: