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The Reporter documentation contains the following sections:
Beginning in version 8 there are new front-end tools to assist you in creating new reports, making changes to existing ones, and selecting a report to run. To use these tools you'll need:
For the report editor you'll also need:
DX is the new gateway to the Reporter. You can run it by clicking on "The Reporter" hyperlink on the QMONITOR screen (REL version 8.02 or higher) or by running "DX".
From here you can see lists of all reports (stored as Comet text files with a filename using the ".ibr" extension). You can select one to run or edit or build a new one.
For convenience, double-clicking a report name will cause the report to run. Right-clicking a report name will popup a menu allowing:
The DataExpress editor is also introduced in version 8:
This editor is launched when you click either the "Edit Report with DataExpress" or "New Report" buttons in DX. You can also start it directly by running "DATAEXP". It provides a simple way to create custom reports. You may direct your output to any Comet printer including pdf or html, to a .csv file which can be passed to your spreadsheeet software, or to a new data file. To get you started using the new Report editor, read the hints on the Introduction Page and watch the videos.
Other enhancements in Version 8 are:
For more info about using the new Reporter read the FAQ.