A Report Builder is an end-user report writer tool for extracting information from a QMSCAPA database in a highly structured manner. Reporting styles can vary from simple columnar output to extravagant form letters and sales invoices. Some reports extract and/or manipulate data from a single database, while other reports may require several databases and complex formulas to generate information in the desired manner. (Report Builder is available with the Standard, Professional and Enterprise Licenses).
QMSCAPA contains menu options made available to the user for pre-defined reports. While these reports can usually fulfill the majority of end-user needs, times arise when a custom report has to be created. If the means to create/modify reports has not been included in an application, the programmer has to be hired to create the report for the user (usually at a substantial cost). The QMSCAPA Report Builder puts the power of creating/modifying reports into the users hands.
In the Report Builder window image below:
A.Report Builder may be accessed from the Main Menu > Reports > Report Builder and Reports Menu option. Also, Report Builder may be accessed from the ICON Menu Bar > Printer Icon button.
B.In the Report Builder Table of Forms and Reports the File column displays the file name of the Report Template. This file is also referred to as the Report Template file.
C.The From Date field and Through Date field are used to temporarily store the report date range, which may be used with reports that may include date range options.
D.The System Name refers the the Management System.
As with any new tool there is a learning curve involved. However, a willingness to experiment can pay huge dividends to yourself and/or firm. You can create as many new reports as you want without paying a programmer to create them for you.
This Report Builder is an extremely powerful tool, comparable in features to software costing hundreds of dollars. Practically any type of report that you require can be created with this simple, yet highly effective tool.
Report Builder Overview
•What are some features of this report builder
•The report manager screen - managing reports you create
•The report creation screen - Get acquainted!
•Bands- An overview on how they process database information
•Frames - How they print text and database information on reports
•Dictionaries - Stores database field information and other useful data
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