Features Of Report Builder


Report Builder can do a lot more than simply print columns of data. While that would certainly meet the needs of a lot of users, there are times when specific detail is necessary to accomplish your task. Here is a short list of features you can use:


Accessing/Saving Report(s)


Tree-styled Report Manager screen will help you to arrange your reports by means of classifying and grouping them by type and using several folders to store report files.
You can create and manage an unlimited number of reports.
Quickly create reports that are similar to an existing report by opening a file, then saving the report to a new file name.
You can use Windows styled long filenames when saving reports.


Data Creation/Manipulation


Simultaneous processing of several data tables joined in an integrated structure
Effective and high speed filters for records using any available fields from applications database file(s), including expressions and functions of the Report Builder's native programming language
Sort data using any available fields, including expressions and functions of the Report Builder's native programming language
You can easily build complex expressions with help of the built in Data Dictionary. The Dictionary contains all the field names, functions, operators, built-in variables and user defined total variables/calculated fields which are allowed for use in an expression. The Dictionary also shares a tree-style hierarchical structure.
Supports end-user creation of  total variables of type Sum, Counter, Average, Minimum, Maximum, Evaluate. Total variables can be reset on the end of appropriate sorting group as well as on the end of each page. These variables can be set up to be evaluated at the start of report, at the each record, at the end of a sorted group, at the end of page, at the end of report.
Supports end-user creation of  "Calculated fields". They are very similar to "Total variables" but always use the Evaluate type and never being reset. You can accomplish very complicated computations using any number of Total variables and Calculated fields.
Print the current date and time on a page. The Picture can change the format of a date or time field to any desired format. For example, you can change 02/21/00 to read "21 February, 2000" at report runtime.


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