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Oracle Discoverer 10g Handbook by Darlene Armstrong-Smith, Michael Armstrong-Smith

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CHAPTER 6Formatting the Output in Discoverer Desktop and Plus

As we have already explained, Discoverer can be used to produce both ad hoc queries, which answer a specific one-off question, and queries that will be used by multiple users. Both can remain as queries, but as soon as you decide that the output needs to be viewed by somebody else, it becomes a report. This is especially true if you are planning on giving the results to senior management.

When you have a fully working query of this type, it needs to be formatted. Put in its simplest form, formatting is the shape, size, typeface, and general appearance of a document. Formatting is an important step in turning your query into an easy-to-read, attractive, and well-organized report. This ...

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