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Re: Question about Building Reports

From: Ian <ian_stephenson(_at_)hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 08:51:12 +1000
Message-ID: <40df4f61@derwent.nt.tas.gov.au>


Christine,

I am working my way through Oracle's excellent "Building Reports" which you can download from the following location:

http://otn.oracle.com/documentation/reports.html

I've just started on "Part II, Building Group Reports" and it is extremely easy to work through.

Good luck,
Ian

"Christine B. Vonk" <christine.vonk_at_nrl.navy.mil> wrote in message news:cbhgij$bci$1_at_ra.nrl.navy.mil...
> Hi -
> I'm an end user of an Oracle database containing publication
> information. I need to take the raw data and create a report using the
> standard bibliographic format, i.e.;
> Gao, Michael E., Peter L. Fromm, and Paul Guille. "Observations from
> Space"
> Astrophysical Journal, (48#1), pp. 432-444, 2 Feb 2004
>
> I would like to only bold certain people who fit a criteria, and I would
> like to italize the Journal name. I also need to insert the punctuation
> since the data is not stored with the quotes, periods or commas. The
> data is stored in two tables, one contains the authors names, the other
> contains everything else. They are linked through a unique number
> identifier.
>
> My DBA has tried to give me this information using Report Builder, but
> he is unable to bold, italize, and insert the punctuation. The report
> he gives me is also broken into chunks, and I have to use MS Word to
> piece it back together. It is very time consuming! I would think that
> Oracle has some tool available that can take data from the tables and
> print them with added punctuation, bolding, etc.
>
> Anyway help in this matter would be greatly appreciated!
>
Received on Sun Jun 27 2004 - 17:51:12 CDT

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