A report scope allows you to create multiple instances of a report using a single report layout and report request. Using a scope, each report instance contains data specific to an individual field value, such as a business unit or department, or to a group of values, such as a tree node that summarizes all sales departments. In this way, each report instance can share the same layout, while containing data unique to these field values. You might run three instances of an expense report that share the same layout but contain the expenses of one division each.
You can specify more than one field in the scope to create instances that represent combinations of values of multiple fields. For example, you can use a multifield scope to create an instance for each product line (a grouping of products) within each region (a grouping of departments).
Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to:
•Create and define new scopes.
•Work with existing scopes.
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