Creating Basic Reports
Basic reporting allows you to quickly get a simple report with a fixed format where the layout and all the arrangement
of the content are prepared by SpeedBase automatically.
You can get the output of the current record or current list of records with just a few mouse clicks without any configuration.
Customization options are limited for this report type.
Tip: See "Custom Reports" if you want to create fully customizable reports.
There are two different types of basic reports depending on the window you initiate printing.
Printing a Single Record
When a record details window is displayed, click print button. This will open print settings window.
From the drop down list labeled as "Report Template", select "Default Template". This will create a typically one page report
for a single record. The report will contain all of the current field values of the currently displayed record.
The report format is build by SpeedBase automatically and cannot be changed except for several options available on
report properties window (see below).
Printing Multiple Records in Tabular Format
When you are displaying a list of records from a catalog, click print button. This will open print settings window.
From the drop down list labeled as "Report Template", select "Default Template". This will create a report in tabular format
with the same arrangements of the current view.
On the section labeled as "Data Source", you may choose whether to print only selected records or all records in the catalog.
If you select "all records", SpeedBase will add all of the records (i.e. all records on all pages of current view) to the report.
How to Modify Print Layout
Basic reports always refer to the field arrangement of the current view. If you want to change the selection of fields and their ordering,
cell widths and sorting rules, you should either modify the current view settings or create a dedicated view to be used
only for reports.
Views and how to create them
Tip: SpeedBase always reserves a single line for each record. If printed text does not fit into a cell, you should consider
increasing the cell width or decreasing the width of other cells or remove unused cells or choose printing in landscape to gain more
Changing Report Properties
While you are displaying the "Print Settings" window, select "Default Template" and click the settings button on the right
of the template selection box. This will open "Report Properties" window. You may here select from available options to
modify the view and style of the report.