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BaseOps User's Guide, Chapter 33: Creating Reports

BaseOps can create reports that contain most of the information in a BaseOps case. Reports are customizable --- you have full control of the information that is presented, and can design your own specialty report (for example, a report showing only maps of F-16 flight profiles on runway 32).

To work with reports, choose Reports from the object type selector dropdown list. Reports can be added, duplicated, and deleted as described in Working with the List Pane.

Viewing Reports

To view a report on the screen, select it in the object list, then press the View Report button on the text pane. The BaseOps Report dialog box appears.

See Document Display Control for more information on the document display control used to display the report.

Printing Reports

To print a report, select it in the object list, then either:

To print preview a report, either:

See Using Print Preview for more information on using print preview.

Exporting Reports

You can export reports to either HTML or text files. You can then import these files into a third-party application such as a word processor.

To export a report, select it in the object list, then either:

The Export Report dialog box appears.

This is the standard Microsoft Windows Save File dialog box. The exact appearance of this dialog box will vary, depending on the version of Microsoft Windows that you are using. Familiarity with this dialog box is assumed.

Choose the type of file you wish to export the report to: either HTML or Text. Then select the file name and press Save.

Note:

If your report contains a large number of maps, exporting it to HTML can take several minutes, since each map must be converted into a (potentially large) image file.

Customizing Reports

To customize a report, select it in the object list, then edit its properties in the text pane.

Reports have the following properties.

Section Options Dialog Box

Use the Section Options dialog box to edit the properties of a report section.

The left portion of the dialog box displays a list of option categories. One category in this list is always selected. The right portion of the dialog box displays controls that allow you to change the options in the selected category.

The Section Options dialog box is a Multiple Page dialog box. See Multiple Page Dialog Boxes for more information.

Note:

The available options will depend on the section type. Not all options are applicable to all types of sections.

Section Title

Use the Section Title page of the Section Options dialog box to set the title of the section.

The title appears on the page that introduces the section in the report.

Fields

Use the Fields page of the Section Options dialog box to set the information that appears in report table(s).

The Fields page appears only for table sections. For a summary table, each field represents one column in the table. For detail tables, each field represents one row in the tables. Check the box next to each field that you would like to appear in the table(s).

Use the Move Row Up and Move Row Down to set the order that the fields will appear in the table(s).

Sorting

Use the Sorting page of the Section Options dialog box to set the order in which objects appear in the report section.

Use the drop-down lists to select the criteria for sorting. Objects will be sorted by the criteria you select, starting with the top criterion and working down the list. The available criteria will depend on the object type.

Once you have selected all of the desired criteria, set the remaining drop-down lists to "None".

Filtering

Use the Filtering page of the Section Options dialog box to control which objects appear in the report section.

Select the objects that will appear in the report. This is done in a similar manner to selecting the objects to display in the object list. See Filtering the Object List for more information.

Map Options

Use the Map Options page of the Section Options dialog box to control how map(s) appear in the report section. The Map Options page appears only for map sections.

The Primary Map Title and Secondary Map Title appear in the legend area of the map(s). The primary title appears in a bolder font.

The titles can have as many lines as desired. Press the Enter key to insert a new line.

The titles can include symbolic fields, placeholders for text that is automatically inserted when the title is displayed. For example, the field {ObjectName} is automatically replaced with the name of the object being displayed by the map.

Press the Insert Symbolic Field button , located to the right of the text box, to display a list of fields from which you can choose. See Symbolic Fields Text Control for more information about symbolic fields.

Check the Show Map Scale and Show North Arrow boxes to include a graphical map scale and a north arrow, respectively, in the legend area of the map(s). The north arrow shows both true and magnetic north.


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