An exception is a condition which
determines when a value is to be regarded as worth taking note of
in either a positive or a negative sense. When the value exceeds a
predefined maximum threshold or falls below a predefined minimum
threshold, the system displays it in a different color. You define
these threshold values using the function Create exception.
You can define as many exceptions in a report as you want.
Execute a report.
Position the cursor on the value column for which you would
like to define threshold values. The exception will depend on
either the individual column or the column group, depending on
whether you positioned the cursor on the column header or on the
header of a group of columns. If you position the cursor on a row,
you can define an exception for a certain characteristic value of
the characteristic displayed.
In the dialog box, click on the desired range of validity.
Choose Column if you want to define the exception for one
column in all the lists of the report. Choose Cell if you
want to define it for one cell or all the cells of one column of
one list. Press Continue.
In the next dialog box you can enter a description for the
exception. The system displays the range of validity you chose. If
you want the exception to apply for all the characteristic values
in the column, enter *.
In the next dialog box, you can define the thresholds and
colors for the exceptions. You can define either one or two
thresholds. Enter a value for the desired threshold(s) and set the
threshold(s) to active. Choose the desired color. If you do
not want to define one of the thresholds, make sure that it is not
active. The following different combinations are possible:
two red ranges, two green ranges, one red and one green range, or
either one red or one green range.
When you return to the report list,
the system highlights those values that fulfill the conditions
specified in the exception rule.
You can only create exceptions from the drilldown list of a
report. However, you can change or display them from the detail
list as well.