The panel Reports has the following advantages:
- Database reports with DynaRanges are displayed in an activated state, meaning they expand to show a row (or column) for each line of the DynaRange’s subset result.
- You can work with variables in Jedox Database Reports.
The commands in Reports, which are available for a user, depend from access rights object “ste_reports”.
Reports can be displayed in two states. For administrators and application designers, it can be shown in Designer Mode, allowing the user to change the report hierarchies, create new hierarchies, etc. Also, a hyperlink to a specific report for use in external applications, such as web pages or web portals, can be created in reports properties.
For end users, Reports can be shown in User Mode, allowing them only to view the report hierarchies and open reports.
The mode shown to a user is controlled via the access rights object “ste_reports” defined for that user’s role in scope Administration (i.e., in the OLAP server’s system database).
When loading, the Reports start screen shows a so-called “cover flow” control. The cover flow control displays standard icons for all reports in a folder. End users can use the mouse to scroll to the required report:
For each report in Report Designer you can upload your own icon by using the context menu (right click – Properties – tab Icon). As symbols are PNG files available up to a size of 500 KB. The standard symbols used on the individual file types you will find in …Jedox Suite\httpd\app\docroot\ui\common\res\img\def\cf\covers.
|Just as in Reports Designer, you can also create new Report Groups in Reports (equivalent to a database rgrp* in Jedox) and you can create new report hierarchies (equivalent to dimensions in rgrp*):|
|You can create a new folder with the folder icon or from the context menu:|
You still need to create reports in Report Designer, which you can then drag as a so-called nodal point into a folder or report hierarchy. This you can see in an example with a combobox and DynaRanges.