What is a Report and when should I use them?

What is a Report and when should I use it?   A report is a document that calculates sub-totals and grand totals. Reports also give you the flexibility to create graphs. · Sub-total/Grand total — Reports give you the ability to automatically sub-total and grand total all numeric data. In addition, most of the time […]

Report Template

Report (with Graph) Template   Jump to: Features Template Notes Runtime Walkthrough Template In-Action Application Properties Web Parameters The Report Template is similar to the Multiple Record Inquiry template. However, reports have several additional features, including: Determine subtotal and grand total values Perform graphing Output to different formats Schedule to run and/or email automatically Note: […]

Interactive Report Template

Interactive Report Template   Jump to: Features Template Notes Extra Guidelines Runtime Walkthrough Template In-Action Application Properties Web Parameters Interactive Reports are applications that can be easily worked with by end-users to create dynamic displays of data. These applications offer features like a collapsible record selection screen, automated drill downs, and flexible graphing. In addition, […]

Pivot Table Template

Pivot Table Template   Jump to: Features Template Notes Runtime Walkthrough Template In-Action Application Properties Web Parameters Bucketing and Grouping Margin Calculations The Pivot Table template was created to offer maximum flexibility while minimizing time needed for customization in the build process. The primary use of this template is to quickly total both column and […]

Ranking Report Template

Ranking Report Template   Jump to: Features Template Notes Runtime Walkthrough Template In-Action Application Properties Web Parameters The Ranking Report with Graph template is an invaluable tool with regards to Business Intelligence Reporting. Within the prompt page of these applications, end-users can: Select the number of records they wish returned Select the order in which […]

Cross Tab Report Template

Cross Tab Report Template   Jump to: Features Template Notes Runtime Walkthrough Template In-Action Application Properties Web Parameters The Cross Tab Report template allows end users to control the columns of a report, while maintaining developer customization of the HTML layer. Moreover, this template summarizes measure values into separate columns/buckets across the page, one for […]

In-Memory Reporting

In-Memory Reporting The architecture of m-Power reports allow them to query data from a variety of sources, including: -A database, via a JDBC connection -Web Services -In-Memory This documentation will focus on the final point listed above, In-Memory Reporting. It is important to note that while In-Memory Reporting may offer considerable performance advantages from Web […]

Page Breaks in a Report

Creating Page Breaks within m-Power Reports m-Power's Page Break feature allows specifying page breaks when a sequence key changes. This option can be changed under the "Sequencing" link within the Application Menu. At run time, every time the sequence key changes, a new page will be printed. In this case, let's assume we would like […]

Margin Calculations within Pivot Tables

Margin Calculations within Pivot Tables Pivot Tables offer increased runtime functionality for end-users without requiring heavy customization by developers. While Pivot Tables are easy to use, one common question received is “How can I add runtime calculations to my subtotal and grand total levels?” To do so, begin by creating your Pivot Table as normal, […]

Configuring Email Functionality

Configuring Email Functionality Developers who wish to enable m-Power reports for email have two options: Allow end-users to send e-mails interactively through a Report prompt page Automate e-mails to be sent in a scheduled task. (This option is discussed in a separate document, found here.) This document will focus on Option 1, listed above. Step […]

Display the Last Row of Detail within a Subtotal

How to Display the Last Row of Detail within Subtotals By design, m-Power automatically totals all numeric fields at the grand total and subtotal levels. As a result, you may occasionally encounter a situation in which a Report will subtotal and grand total numeric fields when this is not desired. You can prevent a numeric […]

Fixed Header Report

Fixed Header Report

True Excel vs. Deprecated Excel Output

True Excel vs. Deprecated Excel Output m-Power Reports utilize a True Excel output format by default (outfmt = 13). Features of this format include: Elimination of the warning message from Excel when attempting to open an m-Power Report. Non-formatted (no colors or other HTML mark-up) output. This means that your end-users will see just the […]

Bypassing the Prompt Page in Reports via URL Parameters

Executing a Report directly from a link and/or URL Usually a report is generated by clicking the "Run Report" button. For most customers, most of the time, this method works well. But there are times when you may need to skip the prompt page and proceed directly to the results page. As you may know, […]

Created: February 29, 2008 | Modified: December 23, 2011