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Using the Reports window

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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 ReportsIcon.png on the toolbar, press Ctrl+H or select Reports from the View menu.

Default reports in reports dialog

Report

A unique ID for the report. This can be any name used to identify it

Available

Whether the report will be visible once the survey has been published (this allows you to set which reports people can see)

Label

A brief description of the report, seen when online.

Instructions

The number of separate instructions in the report

Toolbar buttons

Button

Menu Option

Alternative

Description

NewSurveyIcon.png

Edit | New

Ctrl + N

Create a new report.

CloneSurveyIcon.png

Edit | Clone

Ctrl + O

Clone/copy an existing report to create a new report.

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Edit | Delete

Delete

Delete an existing report.

VariablePropsIcon.png

 

View details of an individual report.

CutIcon.png

Edit | Cut

Ctrl + X

Delete report and place data on the clipboard.

CopyIcon.png

Edit | Copy

Ctrl + C

Copy report and place data on the clipboard.

PasteIcon.png

Edit | Paste

Ctrl + V

Create report from data held on the clipboard.

RunIcon.png

Edit | Run

 

Execute (run) or check the current report.

PrintIcon.PNG

File | Print Report

Ctrl + P

Produce a report on the contents of the Reports window.

SourceDependIcon.PNG

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.

FilterIcon.png

 

 

Open the Define external filters and contexts dialog

Report definition 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.

Empty batch window

Name

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.

Display Name

This shows how the report name will be displayed on Snap Online.

Instructions

The number of instructions in the report.

Label

Enter a description of the report. For example “Analysis of all questions by Age”, “Analysis of all questions: January to June”.

Context

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.

Filter

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.

Available

Specify the conditions in which the report will be visible in Snap Online. Leave empty to always provide the report.

Add Index

Set to On to add an index of all the analyses on the last page of the report.

Skip Empty

Set to On to omit any instruction for which there is no data (e.g. an empty chart).

Instruction list

A summary of the instructions in the report, giving their sequence number, their type, and a descriptive title entered when the instruction was created.

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