CCNC/CCNC Module 5/Creating reports/Basic Reporting/Grouping And Sorting
Grouping and sorting the reports data
Grouping gives you the option to add grouping levels. This means that you can group records according to the values in one or more fields. You select the fields by clicking on them and clicking the arrow > to move them into the Groupings box. You can group up to four fields in a report. As an example, it may be desired to group a report by country so all the records in the report that are from the same country will be next to each other in the report. If you do not wanting Grouping leave this box as it is and click on Next.
The ability to sort data in the report is also useful. During the sorting step the report wizard will prompt for the fields and the order to base the reports sort. The sorting step of the wizard lets you choose how you want the data to be sorted based on specific fields. For example in Figure 2 the data will be sorted according to the 'country' field from A-Z (Ascending). A second field could be specified and so on with up to four fields. If you don't need to sort the data into any particular order then leave this screen as it is and click on Next.
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