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Reports features

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on Sep 12, 2016

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Below is an example of the Reports window and its key features.


The following table describes the key reports features.

Item Name Description


Menu button

Opens, saves, or prints a report. Also provides additional options for your report.


Quick Access Toolbar

Contains a set of commands independent of the currently-selected tab. You can customize the toolbar by adding buttons for the commands you use most often and move the toolbar to two different locations. See Use the Quick Access toolbar for more information.



Locates the commands you need to complete a task. Commands are organized in logical groups under tabs. Each tab relates to a type of activity, such as running and scheduling reports, or viewing and printing reports. To save space, you can minimize the Ribbon, displaying only the tabs. See Minimize the ribbon for more information.


Settings tab

Helps you select the reports you want to run, open, and schedule. You can also configure reports and the report data source settings.


View tab

Provides options to print, export, resize and view a report.

Click this tab after you run a report to view the report contents.


Grouping bar

Provides options to group, sort, and organize the reports list. See Group reports for more information.


Report list/
Preview pane

Displays a list of standard reports by default. When you select a new report category, the grid displays the reports for your selected category. Use this grid to select report that you want to run or schedule.

You can also filter and sort the grid to quickly find the reports you want to work with. See Sort, filter, and group report lists for more information.

When you open or run a report, this section changed into a report preview pane that displays the report. The ribbon automatically switches to the View tab with a toolbar to print, export, resize, or view the report.

Menu button


Click the menu button to open a drop-down menu and execute the most common report commands. In Reports, the menu button opens a menu that lets you execute the most common report commands, as described below.

Menu option Description

Open Report

Opens a report saved in RPT format. The report opens in the Reports Preview pane in the View tab where you can view, search, print, and export the report. You can also view and execute recently-opened report files.

Export Report

Exports the selected report.

Schedule Report

Configures a schedule to automatically run the selected report in the report list.

Print Report

Prints your selected report to your default printer.

Printer Setup

Opens a Print Setup dialog box to select a printer and customize the print settings.

Refresh Report List

Refreshes the report list for each report category. Select this option when you add new report files (such as new custom reports) that do not appear in the report list.


Closes the Reports application.


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