When you select Report from the Report Manager form, the Report form is displayed.
This form creates, revises, and deletes report records and report files. A report record holds specifications for a report; these specifications include the report name, the report description, and which format file, discrimination data file, and search criteria data file to use to generate a report.
The report name is not the title that is printed on the report; the title is included in the format file.
At the end of each report, a parameters page is included that contains the following information:
Report Output – The report number, report title, report creation/revision date, and report node, path, and file name.
Format – The report format number, description, and node, path, and file name.
Discrimination Data – The report discrimination data number, description, and file location (network address, path, and file name). The following discrimination data is also included: list of model numbers (with discipline), volume (if applicable), search criteria (if applicable), and sorting sequence.
Search Criteria – The report search criteria number, description, and file location (node, path, and file name. The following search criteria data is also included: a list of model numbers (with discipline), volumes (if applicable), search criteria (if applicable), and sorting sequences.
Create – Displays the Report Creation form, which creates a report record and generates a report. For more information, see Report Creation Form.
Revise – Displays the Revise Report form, which regenerates a report from an existing or revised report record. For more information, see Revise Report Form.
Delete – Displays the Deletion form, which deletes an existing report record and the corresponding report. For more information, see Report Deletion Form.
Approve – Displays the Report Approval form, which approves an existing report. For more information, see Report Approval Form.
Multi-Create – Displays the Report Multiple Submit form, which submits multiple reports to the printer. For more information, see Report Multiple Submit Form.