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The Palette

The Palette contains all of the elements that you can use to build a report. To add an element, click on a layout band to select it, then drag and drop an element from the Palette to the selected band. Each of the report elements is described in detail below.

Label

A static text string. You can set and change it by hand as many times as you like, but it cannot be changed dynamically through a query or function.

Text Field

A textual report element that is dynamically changed through a query or function.

Number Field

Displays dynamic numerical data from a query.

Date Field

Handles date information from a query.

Message Field

An element that combines multiple static and dynamic report elements such as labels and text fields, etc.

Resource Label

Static text string that maps to a resource bundle, allowing you to localize a label element based on locale.

Resource Field

Dynamic text string that maps to a resource bundle, allowing you to localize any database field. This is particularly useful when you have multiple fields for multiple languages and need to implement some kind of logic to choose among them based on locale.

Resource Message

Dynamic text string that concatenates data from multiple types, and dynamically maps to a resource bundle, allowing you to localize a report based on locale.

Image Field

A reference to an image stored in a database.

Image

A static image embedded into a report from an accessible location.

Ellipse

A vector graphical element with no angles.

Rectangle

A vector graphical element in the shape of a rectangle.

Horizontal Line

A vector graphical line segment, drawn horizontally.

Vertical Line

A vector graphical line segment, drawn vertically.

Survey Scale

A simple sliding scale chart element.

Chart

A chart or graph that shows your query results graphically.

Simple Barcodes

A barcode chart element.

Bar Sparkline

A bar sparkline chart element.

Line Sparkline

A line sparkline chart element.

Pie Sparkline

A pie sparkline chart element.

Band

A method of grouping elements.

Sub Report

An element that references another report.