Custom Reports

A custom report lets you select how you want information displayed on a report. There are a number of sample report layouts that you can experiment with.  Samples include:

Creating a Custom Report

Custom reports and custom views work the same.  For simplicity “reports\views” will be referred to as only “reports” for the remainder of this documentation. You can design a report\view layout.  Save it.  And display a report\view using this layout at any time.

To load, create, edit, or delete a custom report, pull down the Reports menu and select Custom Reports. A list of all report layouts you have created will appear.

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

Building a New Report Layout

Click the New Report Layout button.  A box will appear asking for the Report Layout name.  Enter the name of the layout.  Also select the type of report in the list box...Player or Team report.  Click OK and the Report Layout Builder will appear...

On the form you will notice two columns.  The column on the left is the Items List, which contains items that can be placed on the report.  The column on the right is the Report Layout, which 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 “Player’s General Items”.  See the table for the different categories and items you can place on player and team reports.

Add an item to a report

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

Remove an item from a report

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

Customizing Column Headers

League Manager automatically inserts a “Column Header” 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 edit the “Column Header” and type the text you wish to appear.

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

Example: Assume you place the item “Handicap # for Current Event” on your report layout.  You type the following in for the Column Header:  Hcp<L>Evt #<EVENT#> 

Assuming you are viewing event #5 when you view this report, the column header would appear as:

HcpEvt #5

<L> instructs the software to move further text to the next line.

<EVENT#> instructs the software to insert the current event’s number.

Number of Players\Teams per row

The box under the Report Layout List, “Print X players\Teams per row”, lets you indicate how many players/teams you want to display per row.  The default is one and usually you will only want to display one player or team per row.  However you may show up to three players or teams 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.