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The Developer’s Guide to the Force.com Platform by Phil Choi, Andrew Fawcett, Glen Martin, Rick Greenwald

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Custom Report Types

You have already been introduced to the concept of report types. You have used default Force Platform report types with the reports you created in the previous section. You can also create your own custom report types. These custom report types connect more than a pair of related objects. Custom report types can include data normally not included. You can enlarge the scope of your Force Platform reports without sacrificing any of the power and functionality that you have already discovered.

A Custom Report Type links up to four levels of an object hierarchy. In addition, each level in the custom report type includes fields from up to a total of 20 related objects across all the levels of the Custom Report Type.

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