Enhance the Report per the Business Requirements
As we noted in the Objective and Business Scenario section above, the client information consumers have outlined a few enhancements that they wished to make to the existing report, to outfit it to meet a specific business need that is different than the need addressed by the original report. Let's review the presentation that the current report file supports, and then add a matrix data region to the file that will replicate the existing data region.
the Layout and Operation of the Sample OLAP Report
in the Solution Explorer.
from the context menu that appears, as shown in Illustration 19.
Illustration 19: Opening
the New Report ...
opens in Layout
view, and appears as depicted in Illustration 20.
preview the report, so as to get a feel for its general operation prior to
performing our enhancements.
Click the Preview
tab to execute Sales Reason Comparisons.
begins (the report initially executes with the default parameter setting).
report executes, and appears as shown in Illustration 21.
Illustration 21: The
Report Appears with Default Parameter Selection
Once we have seen the intended presentation of the report, we can return to the Layout view, where we will replicate the current data region with a new matrix data region, with which we can deliver the information presented in the original view, while adding the enhancements that the information consumers have requested.
Click the Layout
tab, to return to the design environment.
We will create the new version of the existing matrix data region in the section that follows.