Using the Reports window
The Reports window displays a summary of all reports currently defined for a survey. A report consists of a list of instructions that tell the report what text, graphics and analyses are used in the report and how to lay them out.
To open the Reports window, click on the toolbar, press Ctrl+H or select Reports from the View menu.
A unique ID for the report. This can be any name used to identify it
Whether the report will be visible once the survey has been published (this allows you to set which reports people can see)
A brief description of the report, seen when online.
The number of separate instructions in the report
Edit | New
Ctrl + N
Create a new report.
Edit | Clone
Ctrl + O
Clone/copy an existing report to create a new report.
Edit | Delete
Delete an existing report.
View details of an individual report.
Edit | Cut
Ctrl + X
Delete report and place data on the clipboard.
Edit | Copy
Ctrl + C
Copy report and place data on the clipboard.
Edit | Paste
Ctrl + V
Create report from data held on the clipboard.
Edit | Run
Execute (run) or check the current report.
File | Print Report
Ctrl + P
Produce a report on the contents of the Reports window.
View|Sources and Dependents
Open the Sources/Dependents dialog to show what variables, reports and analyses are required by the selected report and which other reports require the selected report.
Open the Define external filters and contexts dialog
The Report definition dialog is used to define the instructions in a report and the data the report will run on. A report is built up from a series of instructions that can then be executed, in full or in part, to create the report.
Enter a unique name for the report consisting of a letter followed by up to fifteen letters or digits. Snap generates a default name beginning RP.
This shows how the report name will be displayed on Snap Online.
The number of instructions in the report.
Enter a description of the report. For example “Analysis of all questions by Age”, “Analysis of all questions: January to June”.
Set the context the report will be generated for in Snap. Enter the name of a variable or a context data set to produce a report for each possible code value of the variable or combination of values in the set.
Leave blank to use the current global context.
Enter a filter expression for the case data used in the report for example, to produce analysis for a particular month or region. Leave blank to use all cases.
Enter a variable name to produce a set of reports filtered on each possible value code of the variable.
Specify the conditions in which the report will be visible in Snap Online. Leave empty to always provide the report.
Set to On to add an index of all the analyses on the last page of the report.
Set to On to omit any instruction for which there is no data (e.g. an empty chart).
A summary of the instructions in the report, giving their sequence number, their type, and a descriptive title entered when the instruction was created.