Custom Reports

A custom report lets you select how you want information displayed on a report.

To load, create, edit, or delete a custom report, pull down the Reports menu and select Custom Reports, or click the Custom Reports button. There are several sample report layouts that you can use or experiment with.

  1. To view a report - Double-click the report or click the Use Report button.
  2. To create a new report - Click the New Report button.
  3. To edit a report - Click the Edit Report button.
  4. To delete a report - Click the Delete Report button.

Building a New Report

Click the New Report Layout button and the Report Layout Builder will appear:

On the form you will notice two tables. The table on the left is the Items List, which contains items that can be placed on the report. The table on the right shows items that will appear on the report. 

Selecting an Item to place on a report

Items are listed in different categories so that you can quickly find them. At the very top of the Items List you will notice a drop down list box. This box contains the different categories available. Select the items category you wish to view.  For example, the category currently selected in the above sample screen is Golfer's Scores.  See Items List for the different categories and items you can place on reports.

Add an item to a report

Double click the item on the Items List (left side) or click and it will move to the right (on the Report Layout). You will notice when you add an item it is inserted on the row currently highlighted on the Report Layout (right side).

Remove an item from a report

If you need to remove an item from the Report Layout, double click it or click to remove it back to the Items List.

Customizing Column Headers

A description for each Column Header is automatically inserted for each item you place on a report layout.  However, if you do not like the default, you can change this at any time. Simply click on the text in the Column Header and type the text you wish to appear.

There are two special items you can type in a column header to instruct the program to insert special information:

Number of Players per row

The option, Print X player(s) per row, lets you indicate how many players you want to display per row. The default is one and usually you will only want to display one player per row. However you may show up to three players per row. An example may be if you want a simple telephone directory with just the player’s name and phone number.  You may wish to display 2 or 3 players per row to save paper, and the width of the report would not be too wide to accommodate this.