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7.4 Steps to creating a report

   From figure 7.3, you can see that the window is divided into six major categories:

Report Title
Enter text that you want to appear at the top of your report.   
Search Criteria and Results Format
From this frame, you tell nxqddb what search results you desire and how to print the results. This two steps are identical to what you've already learned from the (1) expert search section (see section 4.5) and (2) search results configuration (see section 4.4)  
Listing options
You can include the Sum, Average, Standard Deviation, Minimum or Maximum values for numeric columns.


A ``numeric column'' means that the attribute must have been defined as ``real'' or ``integer'' in the Schema when you created your database.


Choose the Printing Options
You can choose to generate any combination of reports from (1) Listings, (2) Postcards, (3) Letters, (4) E-mail, or even (5) Graph and (6) Bar charts.


Define the report setup
If you want a specific setup, other than the default setup you created, you can specify the setup for each of (1) Letters, (2) Postcards, (3) E-mail, (4) Graph and (5) Barchart.

Click the appropriate button
The last step is to generate the report by choosing the ``Run report'' button. Alternatively, you can choose ``Dismiss'' to tell nxqddb to disregard your input.

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