Functions for Defining Reports

The following table gives you an overview of the functions that you can carry out when you define a report. Functions which appear as pushbuttons or icons are found under Report Definition: Pushbuttons.

Display component of report

The components of a report are the characteristics, characteristic values, key figures, and variables that it contains. This function lets you display the selected components of the report.

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Change component of report

This function lets you change the report component currently selected in the Selection box.

Next screen

Using this function, you branch to the next screen for defining a report. When creating a report, you process up to four screens (not including dialog boxes): Variables, Characteristics, Characteristic Values, and Key Figures. You may not need to process all of these screens, depending on the report type and the form used. You scroll through these screens to define the report using this function. If you are on the last of these screens, it takes you back to the first screen.

Previous screen

Using this function, you return to the previous screen for defining a report. If you are on the first of these screens, it takes you to the last screen.

Select all

When you define a report, you can use this function to select all the characteristics or key figures displayed on the current screen.

Deselect all

With this function you can deselect all the selected entries.

Note that you cannot save the report immediately after executing this function, because the report definition is not complete. You must select at least one characteristic or key figure before you can save the report.

Form settings

This function is only available when you define form reports. If you changed the formatting in your report, this function lets you change these settings back to those made in the definition of the form. The form settings thus become active again when you execute the report.