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This wizard creates a Report Procedure from an existing dictionary file definition.

After the introduction screen, you are presented with the following options:

Theme Selection:

Theme Select from the drop list of themes. Themes are groups of settings that control colors, fonts, icons, backgrounds, positions and much more - for Frame, Browse, Form and Report procedures. You will have the opportunity to create a new theme as you progress through the wizard. Select a starting or default theme here.
Report Layout Select a default report layout from the drop list provided. This layout will be the basis for all of the reports that will be generated by the wizard.
Save Changes? After you have selected a theme, you have the option to automatically save changes to this theme for any future applications that you create.Check this box to store changes when completing the wizard.

What name should be used as the label of the report procedure?

Type the procedure name.

Which file do you want to report?

Press the ellipsis (…) button to select a file from the dictionary.

Key Sequence - Select Sort Order

Select from the drop list the sort and report generation method from the following choices:

Single Key

Select this option to force the wizard to generate a seperate report for the key that you select in the Enter a key prompt that follows.

Runtime Key Selection

Select this option to force the wizard to generate a single report that pops up a sort order dialog prior to printing at runtime.

Record Order

Select this option to force the wizard to generate a single report sorted by record order for your selected file (or files).

How many columns do you want the report to use?

Type the number of columns for your report. The Report Wizard distributes the report columns evenly across the columns.

Select the fields that you want to use

Build your report in this list box by adding and deleting fields from the selected file. You can also modify the properties of the fields regarding column labels, picture tokens, and justification. Use the arrow buttons to specify the order that each field will appear on the report.


Wizards have different “look and feel” settings and actions called themes, which can be modified and saved for use in other applications. Themes are set and controlled by a variety of customization options.

Press the Next button to accept the selected theme's settings, or press the Report Customization button to modify it at this time.

Report CustomizationTPLWizardReportCustomization

Overwrite existing procedures

Check this box to overwrite existing procedures with the same names. Clear the box to preserve existing procedures.

On the last dialog, the Finish button is enabled. If you are satisfied with your answers, press the Finish button. You also have the option here to Save Changes, where any changes to customization options are saved to the theme that you selected at the start of the wizard. If you wish, you can opt to Save to a new theme.

The Report Procedure Wizard creates the procedure based on the dictionary table and the answers you provided, and then displays the Procedure Properties dialog for your new procedure.

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