The PerfectApps reporting module can be used in a few different ways.
oReporting on data using traditional reporting objects such as pie charts, bar charts and tables.
oCreating an access portal in a table with links to open up the app instances.
oCreating a table with filters to permit extraction of sections of the overall data into CSV or XML format.
There are some restrictions with the reporting module:
oYou can only report on data collected by PerfectApps app instances. You cannot report directly on data in a third party database.
The report designer is very similar to the app designer in appearance and use, but there are three key differences.
oThe report designer includes a toolbox specifically for the reporting objects. This toolbox contains the charts, tables and filters used to build a report.
oThere is no Workflow included in a report. A report is simply opened, viewed and closed by a licensed user.
oIn the report properties there is a section where you define the data source for your report. A data source will be a PerfectApps app and its instances.
Next: Creating a Report
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