IN THIS CHAPTER
•About reports•Creating a simple report•Setting the report type and size•Working with fields•Organizing report data•Adding report elements•Controlling the presentation•Saving and loading a report•Using Crystal Reports
Reports present the facts and figures behind your analysis and are invaluablecompanions to the maps you’re creating. Reports let you effectively displayattribute information about map features in a tabular format that you control.The information displayed in a reportcomes directly from the attributeinformation stored with your geographicdata.ArcMap provides two methods forcreating reports. Using the built-inArcMap reporting tool, you can createreports that are stored directly with yourmap. Once created, you can add thereport to your map layout and print it out.ArcMap also integrates with BusinessObjects™ (formerly Crystal Decisions)Crystal Reports
9. Crystal Reports letsyou quickly create presentation-qualityreports to include with your map ordistribute to others. The Report Designer provides a graphical interface forcontrolling the look of your report. (Note: Crystal Reports 9 Standard Editionis distributed with ArcMap. In order to access the reporting tools, you musthave installed Crystal Reports.) Which one should you use? For a simplereport, try the built-in ArcMap reporting tool. When you need a full-functionedgraphical report building tool, try Crystal Reports.
A report created in ArcMap