A Report Builder is an end-user report writer tool for extracting information from a CablePro database in a highly structured manner. Reporting styles can vary from simple columnar output to extravagant form letters and sales invoices. Some reports extract and/or manipulate data from a single database, while other reports may require several databases and complex formulae to generate information in the desired manner.
CablePro contains menu options made available to the user for pre-defined reports. While these reports can usually fulfill the majority of end-user needs, times arise when a custom report has to be created. If the means to create/modify reports has not been included in an application, the programmer has to be hired to create the report for the user (usually at a substantial cost). The CablePro Report Builder puts the power of creating/modifying reports into the users hands.
As with any new tool there is a learning curve involved. However, a willingness to experiment can pay huge dividends to yourself and/or firm. You can create as many new reports as you want without paying a programmer to create them for you.
This Report Builder is an extremely powerful tool, comparable in features to software costing hundreds of dollars. Practically any type of report that you require can be created with this simple, yet highly effective tool.
Reports Included with CablePro
•Cabling Design Specifications
•Horizontal Cable Reports
•Intra-building Backbone Record report
•Intra-building Pathway Record report
•Inter-building Backbone Record report
•Inter-building Pathway Record report
oCable Eng-Tab labels (formatted for Avery 5520 weatherproof label 1" x 2-5/8"
oCross-connect Record Report
oFire-stop Record report
•Post-built Cable Management Reference Documents
•Telecommunications Busbar Record report
Report Builder Overview
The report manager screen - managing reports you create
The report creation screen - Get acquainted!
Bands - An overview on how they process database information
Frames - How they print text and database information on reports
Dictionaries - Stores database field information and other useful data
Pictures - How to change data appearance on a report page