A report is made of controls. Some controls, such as text boxes, display data. Other controls are decorative elements, such as separator lines or company logos.
A report may be made of pages and headings. A page may contain several headings grouping data, or one heading may include data filling several pages.
A report is made of data. Data in a database consists of fields and records. A field, shown in a table as a column, is a single category of fact that may apply to each record. A record, shown in a table as a row, is a collection of facts about a particular person or thing. So the postal code for employees is a field, while employee Nancy Davolio is a record.