||This task shows you how to define the report
format. You use this function, together with the function described in
Generating a Report, to get the
values of properties of objects in a document.
Examples from the Piping
Design workbench are used here.
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||Before you generate a report you need to
define its format. This means deciding which properties you are interested
in. This report format is kept in a file which you can use to generate
reports from other documents.
To use this function you must first set up an option:
Select Tools > Options > General > Parameters and
Select the Knowledge Environment tab.
Under Language, select the Load extended
language libraries check box.
Click OK to validate.
> Report > Define.
|The Report Definition dialog box displays.
Enter a Report Title - you can select anything
but you must enter a title.
Select the Show Inherited Attributes and Programs check box
if you want to.
Click the down arrow and select the Dictionary
related to your program.
Select the Type of object.
The list of attributes you see in Step 6 depends on the type you select
here. However, when you generate a report you will get values for all
objects in the document that have the attributes in your report format.
If you want to limit the objects for which you get a report you must
create a query (Step 7).
Select an attribute in the Attribute field and
The attribute is added in the window.
Add as many attributes as you want to.
You can further
refine your report by using the Edit > Search function to
define a query.
This allows you to generate a report on a narrower selection of, say, check
valves of a certain size, instead of all check valves in your
document. The queries you create are available for selection when you
click the arrow in the Query Name field .
Detailed instructions on using the Search function can be
found in the Infrastructure User's Guide under Basic Tasks -
Select Edit > Search to bring up the
Search dialog box.
Select the Advanced tab, then select a
workbench, type of object and attribute you are interested in.
Click Add to Favorites to bring up the
Create a Favorite Query dialog box and name the query then save