Controlling Report Formatting

When you format a report, you can control how the formatting is applied. You can:

  • Generate an internal cascading style sheet for HTML reports. This improves performance and provides more formatting options.
  • Apply formatting conditionally. You can make the appearance of a report conditional based on the report values. You can also make its links to other reports and Internet resources conditional. For example, in a monthly order report, you can specify that all unpaid orders be displayed in red and be linked to a recent payment history report of a customer.
  • Select a scale for specifying measurements, such as the size of a report top margin. You can select an inch, centimeter, or point as the unit of measure.
  • Control the display of empty reports. If a report request returns no records, you can choose to display the report without data, or to display a message stating there is no output.