Create a Vertical Report
This tutorial describes how to use vertical bands to create a report where record fields are arranged vertically and data records are printed horizontally.
Design a Report in Report Wizard
Open the Web Report Designer's menu. Select Design in Report Wizard.
In the invoked Report Wizard, select Vertical Report and click Next.
Select a data source for the report.
Select queries and data fields to include in the report. Add group fields and summary fields.
Specify page settings and set the report's title.
Click Finish to open the generated report in the Report Designer.
The wizard adds report controls to the following bands:
- Vertical Header band
Contains a table with a single column that displays data field headers.
- Vertical Details band
Contains a table with a single column that is printed as many times as there are records in the report's data source.
- Vertical Total band
Contains a table with a single column that has as many labels in cells as there are summary functions you specified for each field in the Report Wizard.
Switch to the Preview mode to see the result.
You can create a vertical report without using the Report Wizard. Click Insert Vertical Header Band in the report's Actions group.
Refer to the Introduction to Banded Reports topic for more information.
Set Vertical Table Options
You can set the following options to modify the vertical table:
Set the Vertical Header band's Repeat Every Page property to false to display field headers once - on the first report page.
Set the Vertical Detail band's Band Layout property to Across Then Down to print the data records that do not fit a page on the same page, otherwise, they are printed on the next page.
Add a field to the Sort Fields group to sort the report's data.