Report Painter

Restriction: This topic applies only when the AppMaster Builder AddPack has been installed, and applies only to Windows platforms.

TheAppMaster Builder Report Painter enables you to produce a report by designing the physical appearance of the report, rather than the detailed procedures necessary to produce that report. Instead of writing COBOL statements that determine the relationship of output lines, recognize page overflow, construct headers and footers, recognize logical data groups, format output lines, map data to output fields, and perform data calculations, AMB sets up the routines needed to produce the report in the requested format. All you do is paint a visual representation of the report and specify which items control the report logic.