Master/Detail Reports

A master/detail report is a particular kind of report in which a dimension value (master) is used to group data (detail) into separate sections. Master/detail reports allow you to analyze and format data for each unique master data value.

The report shown earlier in Figure 18-1 is an example of a master/detail report that contains a crosstab and a pie chart for each product line, which is the dimension that is defined as the master. The report in Figure 18-1 displays two sections on the product line: Accessories and City Skirts. Compare the layout in Figure 18-1 to the layout in Figure 18-2, in which the product lines (Accessories, City Skirts, and so on) are just in columns in the crosstab and not in separate sections. ...

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