Viewing Reports in the Report Viewer

The Report viewer opens when a report or report instance is clicked from a location where stored reports are listed in folders, e.g. from:

Viewing reports in this viewer is similar as viewing reports in the Preview tab of the Reporting perspective with the difference that report definitions cannot be saved.

Viewing Report Definitions

The report definitions view represents the saved report definition with its parameters if present.

Report Viewer
Figure: Viewing a Report Definition

If a report definition has parameters, the report parameter fields display the parameters that were used to run the report. Initially, the report is re-run with its default parameters, but they can be changed and the report re-run by clicking the Submit button.

Submit Changes
Figure: Submit and re-run report with changed parameters

Toolbar Options for Report Definitions

Toolbar options are provided for the following tasks:

Adding and Removing from Favorite Reports

To add the currently open report to the Favorite Reports tree, click the Add to Favorite Reports icon in the main toolbar:

Now the report is displayed in the My Favorite Reports tree in the Control Center perspective launch panel section:

Favorite Reports Tree
Figure: Report added to Favorite Reports Tree

To remove the currently open report from the Favorite Reports tree, click the Remove from Favorite Reports icon in the main toolbar:

Saving a new Instance of a Report

To save a new instance of a report opened in the viewer, select the Save Instance icon in the toolbar.

Save Report Instance
Figure: Save Report Instance

The Save Report Instance dialog opens, where you specify the report name and storage location. Please refer to section Saving Report Instances of chapter Managing Report Definitions for details on saving report instances.

Save Report Instance Dialog
Figure: Save Report Instance Dialog

Now the report is added to the Ad Hoc Reports folder in the specified location.The runtime timestamp is appended to the file name to insure unique file names. Note that this save operation does not affect the report definition itself.

Opening Reports in a separate window

To open a report in a separate browser window, click the Pop Out icon in the main toolbar:

To display the report in the current window again, click the Pop In icon in the main toolbar:

Please refer to section Opening Documents in a Separate Browser of chapter Viewing and Editing Documents for details on this operation.

Viewing Report Instances

Opening a report instance in the Report Viewer opens the report with its embedded data array.

Report Instance Viewer
Figure: Viewing a Report Instances

Toolbar Options for Report Instances

Toolbar options are provided for the following tasks:

Re-running a Report

To re-run and save the report instance, click the Refresh icon to view the underlying report definition. A new report view opens that is based on the report definition embedded in this report instance.

Re-run Report
Figure: Re-run Report

Adding and Removing from Favorite Reports

You can add and remove the currently open report instance to the Favorite Reports tree in the same way as described for report definitions in section Adding and Removing from Favorite Reports.

Opening Reports in a separate window

You can open a report instance in a separate browser window in the same way as described for report definitions in section Opening Reports in a separate window.