Define variables for reports

In this step you can define variables for your information system.

Variables allow you more flexibility in defining your forms and reports. Variables are the parameters in a report which you do not specify until you create or execute the report.

If you do not wish to define variables globally, you can define them directly in the form.

Actions

To define new variables, enter the variable type and a name. The variable type determines whether you can use the variable as a

1. variable for a characteristic value
2. variable for a node of a hierarchy
3. variable for a text
4. variable for a formula
5. variable for a hierarchy

The system displays the fields you need to fill when you press enter.

Further notes

For more detailed information on how to work with variables, see the online documentation "Drill-Down Reporting", which you can access from the CO-PA online manual under the menu "Further reading".