Custom Reports (Basic)
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 - Membership Roster Reports, Custom - Tournament Individual Reports or Custom - Tournament Team Reports - BASIC. There are several sample report layouts that you can use or experiment with.
TM provides three types of "basic" custom reports:
To display, create, edit or delete a custom report, select any of the custom reports types in the Report Finder and a list of custom reports will appear.
Building a New Report
Click the New 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 Current round items. See the list below 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.