Adding and Deleting Report Elements

You can add and delete fields and other elements to your report.

Adding Fields to a Report

To add fields to an already created report:

1. Select the main node of the report from the Outline view.
2. Select the Report tab in the Properties view and click the Edit query, filter and sort options button in the Dataset section.

Dataset section in properties view

The Dataset and Query Dialog opens.

Dataset and Query Dialog

3. Add more fields by clicking the Read Fields button. All the fields discovered are added as new fields in the report.

You can also change your query in the same dialog. If a new query discovers fewer fields than used in the existing report, the fields not included the new query are removed from your report.

4. Click OK to return to the Design tab.
5. Expand Fields in the Outline view to see all the fields now available for your report.


6. To add a field to your report, click the field and drag it into the Design.

When the field object is dragged inside the detail band, Jaspersoft Studio creates a text field element and sets the text field expression for that element.

Deleting Fields

To delete a field from a report, right click the field in the Design and select Delete.

Adding Other Elements

To add other elements, such as lines, images, or charts, drag the element from the Palette into the Design. See Inserting Elements for more information.