Saving a form with an associated data source object
When you save the form with an associated data source object then both elements used to create the report are saved. This method of saving streamlines the steps required to create a classic report.
About this task
To save a form with an associated data source object:
- Create a query object and save the query object or open a saved query object.
- Run the query object to obtain query results.
- Generate a classic report using a new or saved form; or default form formatting or formatting based on the query results.
- Save the form. When you open this saved form, it has a known associated data source object (because you saved the object). The data source object is located, the data source object is run and the query results are obtained, the form formatting is applied and the classic report is presented.