Report Structure
/documentation/pages/Desktop/Guide/Design/View/Report/Report Structure.xml
Alpha Anywhere Reports are divided into sections, of which there are three types:
Report Help Pages
/documentation/pages/Index/Report Help Pages.xml
Pages relating to reports.
The Quick Report Genie
/documentation/pages/Desktop/Guide/Design/View/Report/The Quick Report Genie.xml
The new Quick Report Genie is considerably more useful (and attractive) than the old Genie. One key difference to note is that Quick Reports can be used as they are and saved for future editing. In contrast, the old Quick Report Genie was a one-shot, one-way starter for the Report Editor.
How to Use the Report Editor
/documentation/pages/Guides/Report/How to Use the Report Editor.xml
Reports are a versatile type of layout for printing data. Reports can order and select the record, group related records, and perform calculations. Report layouts can divide pages into columns, display graphics, and include page headers and footers.
Letter Structure
/documentation/pages/Desktop/Guide/Design/View/Letter/Letter Structure.xml
Before jumping in and creating a Letter, it's helpful to familiarize yourself with the Letter Editor. Each letter is divided into regions, and these regions are separated in the Letter Editor through the use of title bars. Each of these bars has an outline button which allows you to show or hide regions. Clicking the button when it displays the minus symbol (-) hides the region(s), while clicking the outline button while it displays the plus symbol (+) shows the region(s). These buttons only affect what displays in the Letter editor, they do not change how the Letter appears when it is printed or previewed. as you work with the editor, you may find these buttons helpful in reducing the amount of clutter you see on the screen.
Advanced_Options Data Structure
/documentation/pages/Desktop/Reference/Design/Api/Advanced_Options Data Structure.xml
The Advanced_Options data structure is a pointer variable that defines optional formatting options when writing to the Alpha Anywhere table.
Data_Source Data Structure
/documentation/pages/Desktop/Reference/Design/Api/Data_Source Data Structure.xml
The Data_Source data structure is a pointer variable that defines the data to be retrieved from a SQL back-end database.
Argument_List Data Structure
/documentation/pages/Server/Reference/Design/Platform/Xbasic/Argument_List Data Structure.xml
The Argument_List data structure is a comma delimited list in the format:
How to Structure Sets
/documentation/pages/Desktop/Guide/Design/Data/Set/How to Structure Sets.xml
Each set design represents a particular view of the data in your databases. Reversing the database hierarchy can give you a different perspective on your data. The hierarchy in which you link databases is determined by what information you need to retrieve from the set. The INVENTORY set structure answer the question, "For a particular product, what is the name and address of the vendor who manufactured the product?" The VENDORS set structure answers the question, "Which product does each vendor manufacture?"
Report Properties
/documentation/pages/Desktop/Reference/Design/View/Report/Report Properties.xml
Report properties, head/foot properties, page properties, printer properties, window properties, and menu and toolbar properties.