Andar includes hundreds of predefined reports. They all work in a similar way. They all have various options you can choose from (not shown here, “Report Details”) depending on the report you select. Getting to know how reports work in general will help you get the information you need quickly. The Andar Main menu has “Reports” sub-menus in each section of the menu. Take a moment and explore the menu to get familiar with all the reports available. Here’s what you should know about reports:
Tabs - All reports have a number of tabs to control what information is selected, how the report will look, and how to run the report. This varies from report to report. All reports also have a “System” tab. This tab allows you to schedule the report to run later. The System tab also allows you to select whether you want a spreadsheet or PDF, or both.
Buttons - The Submit button will submit the report to your server and run it. Once it’s done, you’ll get a pop-up notification and be able to view the resulting report. While it’s running, you can continue working with Andar. Some reports can run very quickly while others could take a long time depending on how much information you have in your database. You can use the “System” at the very top of any window in Andar to see the status of your submitted reports. The Save button can be used to save everything you’ve entered in the various tabs so you don’t have to rekey everything every time you want to run a report. When you save these parameters, you can give it a name and description.
Saved Parameters - At the top of every report, you’ll see the “Saved Parameter” pull-down where you can select from any of the previously saved report details. When selecting an item, you’ll see the content of the various tabs change to what was saved under that named report. You can adjust any of the selections on your screen without affecting what was previously saved. It just changes your copy of the parameters. This is a great tool to customize and save reports so you don’t have to reselect the same things over and over again.
Previous Parameters - Also at the top of every report, you’ll see the “Previous Parameters” pull-down where you can select the previously run reports by date/time. Not only that, the paper icon next to pull-down opens the spreadsheet or pdf produced by that run of the report. This is an alternative to using the saved parameters but these are short lived. Some cleanup tasks will eventually remove old items from this list.