Your data schema is set and populated. You have pages in place to look at small amounts of data, such as a list of customers or the order items in a particular order. But the value of data expands as you create reports on larger amounts of information. Reports give your users the ability to move from a view of a single entity, such as an order, to a larger universe, such as overall sales.
You unlock this value through the use of reports and charts, and APEX gives you some very nice options to easily deliver that increased value.
Try It Out: Creating a Standard Report
You have already created reports as part of the page creation process. It's time for you to design some reports that provide a wider view of data by accessing more than two tables.
The first report you will create is a standard APEX report.
You can use a Report Creation Wizard to create a report quickly.
The next page, shown in its complete state in Figure 5-11, is the core page in the wizard. In this page, you can select one or more tables to use in your report.