The report editor is the interface for specifying a single report in the system. It has a tab interface to allow users to specify the properties of a report. The tabs available will depend upon the type of report selected.
The properties for a report can be saved and then loaded into another report at a later time. When loading the properties for a report, the same type of report that was used to save the properties should also be used to load them.
- Save the properties for a report by selecting Export Properties from the File menu. Users will be prompted to select a location and name for the file.
- Load the properties for a report by selecting Import Properties from the File menu. Report properties can be loaded across databases.
For date fields, there are several relative date options available for searching. You can select: Today, Yesterday, Tomorrow, This Week, Last Week, Next Week, This Month, Last Month, Next Month, This Year, Last Year, or Next Year.
Entering a relative date as search criteria will change the range of time being searched on each time you run the report.
For example: If you create a report searching on “Date Entered = Yesterday”, then when you run the report tomorrow your results will show items entered today.