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Reports

Audience: All users of EQMS

Objective: To illustrate:

  • the way in which EQMS presents its Reports
  • the contents of those Reports
  • the ways in which the Reports may be used

Access to Reports via Menu Bar

Each module of EQMS contains a Reports button in the menu bar. Clicking on this button will display in the Active Area a list of the Reports available to that User from within the selected module

Note:

Hovering over a row will display a description of the Report's content in the Report Info panel.

 

Filtering

Clicking on a row will present a Filter panel if there is a filtering option. The filtering choices are generally either date fields or dropdown box choices. These are in most cases preset, so that you can select the Preview button straight away. If there is no data within range, or you select a combination of filter settings which result in no data, then the Preview button will give you a Report page with a red advisory message.

 

Using Reports

When you see your Report, after selection and possible filtering and selection of the Preview button, you will have a number of ways to navigate and use the Report.

Options available:

Item Description/Usage
[Back] button Select to return to the list of Reports screen
[Preview] button Revise your filters and select this button to present a different selection of data
or These arrows may be used when green, to replace the current Report selection with the selection which preceded or followed it in your current choice of this Report.
or These symbols may be used when blue to display the first or last page in the current selection of the Report.
or The chevron symbols may be used when blue to present the previous or next page of the current selection of the Report.
This icon may be used to refresh the Report. It will return to the database, which may have changed since first presented, and apply your filter again, to produce a refreshed Report.
The camera icon may be used to present the Report in the form in which it will be printed (as A4 portrait or landscape pages)
The print icon will send a link of this Report selection to your system's Print window so that you can direct it to be printed on your chosen printer in your chosen form.
This @ icon may be used to toggle the Filter panel off and on. This can present you with more, vertically, of the Active Area within which to view the Report.

 

Exporting the Report

One item omitted above is the Export to the selected format dropdown.

This offers the choice of a number of a options described below.

Format Selected Result
Acrobat (PDF) file Standard Adobe Reader screen for .pdf output, of similar appearance to the Report layout.
CSV (comma delimited) Spreadsheet style output with headings and column headings repeated for every detail line of the Report. May need to see the source Report layout to deduce what the detail columns are.
Excel 97-2003 Spreadsheet output mimicking the "paper" layout. Column headings appear above their detail but Group and Heading references, and space rows may present subsequent data sorting problems, where the Report is not designed primarily for spreadsheet output.
Rich Text Format .rtf file of similar appearance to the Report layout.
TIFF file .tif file of similar appearance to the Report layout.
Web Archive .mhtml file of similar appearance to the Report layout.

Select the now active [Export] button to view or take a copy of the report in the desired format

Catalogue of Reports

Descriptions of all the Reports obtainable from the main menu bar are presented below, module by module. The Navigator Reports appear in the Report Lists of all modules.

Other Reports

There is a number of other Reports which appear directly from icons on various online screens e.g. a full Report of all a Document's Details (available from the Document Detail screen).

These Reports operate in the same way as the Reports presented after selection from a Report List screen. They are not listed here: they are described in the Training Manuals where their screens are explained.