General Settings

Here is where we set all the settings on the Report level. Working with the right default settings will save time creating tables.

Variable Settings Tab

Placeholders

Placeholders for variables can be used like any other variable in table and chart definitions and give you a lot of flexibility. By changing a placeholder, you change all tables and charts using this placeholder just by refreshing the report. We advise you to define a default banner containing placeholders. In case it is much easier to create a new banner variable instead of changing the banner variable you have used lots of times in your report, you can just create the new variable and change the placeholder.

This functionality is also useful when using (generic) report templates where you just need to use other variables in the banner of your tables.

Variable placeholders have a green icon.

To see how it works, please have a look at this video.

 

Default Banner

When creating a new table, OfficeReports will automatically add the variables listed here to the table as banner variables. We advise you to define a default banner containing placeholders. In case it is much easier to create a new banner variable instead of changing the banner variable you have used lots of times in your report, you can just create the new variable and change the placeholder.

 

Ordinal Variables

When creating new tables, OfficeReports will automatically add the defined statistics to the table in case the stub is defined as one of the ordinal variables. This saves time and is very handy when creating 'Many Tables' or when creating a 'Crosstab Tables Report'.

 

Table Settings Tab

Read more about the specific settings:

 

 

Global Settings Tab

Single user

When running a single user setup there is typically no need to change the default settings.

Multiple users

When a multiple number of users in the same organization are using OfficeReports it can be very useful that all users can share table and chart layouts. This requires that all users have access to a common layout database. In this window, you can change the path to the global database. All users will always have an up-to-date local copy of this Layout database so you can use OfficeReports when you are 'off-line'.

read more about Sharing the Layout Database.