Displaying and Formatting Data in Reports

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Present and format data in reports

Manage reports

Tabs to select document’s report.

The last command in the menu (Copy Link of the Report) copies the Opendoc URL to this report into the clipboard. You may copy and share this URL that can be used to directly open this report.

Viewing modes

Depending on how you want to work with data and how you want the data to appear, you can switch between two viewing modes.

Report description and hide report

In Design modeBuild Side PanelFormat tabDisplay sub-tab, you can add a description in the Description text field, with details or comments for your reports. This text is displayed in a tooltip when you hover the mouse over the report’s tab or over its name when it is displayed in any list.

In a document, reports can be:

  • Always Hidden: to hide instructions or intermediate calculations from the user.
  • Conditionally Hidden: to display a report with additional details depending on the result of a formula.

A document must always have at least one report that is always visible.

Watch this video to learn how to use the Hidden Report feature:

Report format

You can format your report and report elements in order to present the report with a company style.

Select the report and the Format tab to view formatting settings.

The table lists the Display settings:

The table lists the Appearance settings:

The table lists the Layout settings:

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