Eloquence Report Manual

1 Introduction

Eloquence Report Writer is a combination of statements and functions which aid the programmer in producing reports. Standard report features such as headings, page numbers, totals, averages and logical breaks can be programmed using Eloquence Report Writer. The operations are broken into three distinct groups:

Report Description Statements
Described in page 15 , these statements appear in the report description section of a program. They describe the image of the report, including headings, breaks, trailing comments and page size.
Report Execution Statements
Described in page 43 , these statements appear anywhere within the program, although they are only executed when a report is active. They cause the report description statements to be evaluated and cause the report details to be printed.
Described in page 53 , these functions are used to hold information about the report including totals, averages, the last break or detail executed, and the page and line numbers last written.
The Eloquence Report Writer statements work together to produce a report. One statement will cause another statement to be executed which in turn may cause another to be executed. To understand the relationship between statements, you should read the entire manual. Later, when you understand Eloquence Report Writer, you can use page 77 for a quick reference to the syntax of individual statements.

NOTE: This manual describes operation of the Eloquence Report Writer software. The Eloquence Report Writer software is packaged with the Eloquence software.

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Eloquence Report Manual - 19 DEC 2002