Report Generation — Defining Joining and Grouping Data Using the Relationship Manager

The relationship manager in XML Publisher provides a powerful and easy way to group and join data from one or more data sources, an essential feature for advanced report generation applications.

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This report generation tutorial Covers the following topics:

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  1. Introduction to XML Publisher: Visually designing stylesheets
  2. Advanced XML Publishing: Report Generation involving relationships
  • Creating a new XML Report in Stylus Studio
  • Visually developing a report generation application using the XML publisher
  • Specifying one or more data sources for use in the report generation application
  • Examining the structure of the data source(s) in the data source explorer window
  • Specifying related data fields, for example, primary and foreign keys
  • Browsing joined or grouped data in the data source explorer window
  • Formatting the output of a report generation application
  • Testing and previewing your report
  • Generating an XSLT stylesheet to create an HTML+CSS report
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