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You will create an active report with a data iterator control that interacts with a data deck to make use of the swiping gesture that allows the user to navigate between pages on an iPad tablet.
The iterator control has five components (first, previous, label area, next, and last) which lets the user easily navigate through pages of information. You can set the property for each of these components to either Hide or Show.
The label area can display a drop-down list, text value, numeric value, or page dots, which are used on an iPad tablet to indicate multiple pages.
Using the optimal screen sizing for an iPad tablet improves the end user experience by ensuring that the entire report is visible.
Ensure that all objects and containers are sized properly. If an object is larger than its container, the container will be pushed out and the entire report layout will be affected.
Large objects (such as lists) in a smaller block can result in scrollable data. To remain consistent with iOS standards, scrollable areas do not have visible scroll bars. End users should be made aware of this functionality.
Page dots have default colors (Dot Color and Active Dot Color) that you can change if the background color, or image, is too similar.