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Generating Summary Reports Without Details

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  • Generating Summary Reports Without Details

    I am looking to produce a report that only gives total information and not the detail. For example, a database that collects workers hours that are charged against different time codes and the workers are employed by different companies under different contracts.

    For example:

    Company A, Contract Number 100, Employees A1, A2, A3
    Company B, Contract Number 200, Employees B1, B2
    Company C, Contract Number 300, Employees C1, C2, C3, C4
    Charge Code 1000
    Charge Code 2000
    Charge Code 3000

    The reports I have now list all employees of each company, their hours and billing rate, and at the end have the total. For my monthly accruals to the Accounting people, I need to be able to report the total (hours worked times their billing rate) summed up as follows:

    Charge Code 1000
    Contract No. 100, Total Amount $2132
    Contract No. 200, Total Amount $3653
    Grand total Charge Code 1000 $5785

    Charge Code 2000
    Contract No. 100, Total Amount $1543
    Contract No. 100, Total Amount $0
    Grand total Charge Code 2000 $1543

    I donít need to see the details in this report, just the totals. How is the best way to do this? I can generate a report with groupings and get the total, but it is several pages long.

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    Re: Generating Summary Reports Without Details

    With the report in design mode, Report menu, the Properties menu, Band, Report Properties should lead you to a dialog where you can uncheck Has Detail section. All of the fields in the group footer and header can be placed in either - I suggest the footer, and you can do away with the other leaving one line per group.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Generating Summary Reports Without Details

      Thanks, that looks like exactly what I needed.

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