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BIRT: A Field Guide, Third Edition by Jane Tatchell, Nola Hague, Diana Peh

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Chapter 16. Building a Report That Contains Subreports

A report can contain multiple reports called subreports. A subreport is a report that appears inside another report. BIRT supports many ways of arranging subreports within a report, such as:

• Displaying multiple reports, one after another. For example, you can display the top ten customers, top ten sales managers, and top ten products.

• Displaying multiple reports next to one another. For example, you can display general employee information and employee salary history.

• Displaying one report within another. For example, you can display detailed mutual fund performance within general fund information.

BIRT also supports combining any of these configurations. Each subreport can access a ...

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