Using Reports and Graphs : Adding a Custom Report

Adding a Custom Report
The following procedure explains how to add a custom report and set up report options. For information about deleting a custom report or changing a custom report from Public to Private and vice versa, refer to the instructions in Managing Themes.
Complete the following steps:
Select one or more pipeline segments in the Select ROWs window. Choose pipeline segment(s) with facilities you want to include in the report. Click Save to close the window (Figure 15-27).
Figure 15-27. Select ROWs
Click Reports/Graphs, navigate to a report in the list, then click Add Report to open the Add Custom Report dialog box (Figure 15-28).
For example, click Reports/Graphs > Test Point Inspection > Add Report.
Select the Public check box if you want the report available to all PCS Axis users. When a report is not public, it is a private report available only to the user who creates it.
Click Save.
Figure 15-28. Add Custom Report
Click the option Selected ROWs to include facilities associated with the pipeline selection(s) in the Select ROWs window.
Click the Route option and then select a route to include facilities associated with the selected route.
Figure 15-29. Report Options
Click the down arrow in the field Select Layout Theme and choose a layout theme in the selection list. The layout theme determines which fields are included in the report.
Note: For information about adding new report themes, such as a report layout theme, sorting theme, and filter theme, refer to Working with Report Themes and Filter Groups.
Click the down arrow in the field Select Sort Theme and choose a sorting theme in the selection list. The sorting theme determines how PCS Axis sorts report data.
Choose a method for sorting inspection dates. Click Oldest First or Newest First in Sort Dates to sort records with the oldest or newest inspection dates first.
Select one or more of the following options as needed in the Options group box. Date range in filter criteria is determined by considering all time frame filters, such as inspection date, survey, and periodic survey filters (Figure 15-29).
Only include facilities with inspections during the reporting time period: When time frame filters are not selected in the Filters group box, such as inspection date, survey, or periodic survey filters, the report includes all inspections using the inspection date and time as the reporting time period.
If one or more time frame filters are selected in the Filters group box, the report only includes inspections for the selected time frame filter(s).
All inspections that meet the filter criteria: Report includes all inspections that meet filter criteria based on selections in the Filter group box.
Apply other filters to the most recent inspection found within report timeframe: This option finds the latest inspection within the reporting time frame first, and then applies all other filters selected in the Filter group box. The report only includes inspections for facilities when the latest record within the date range meets other filters.
The most recent inspection after the filter criteria has been met: This option applies all filter criteria first based on selections in the Filter group box, and then finds the latest inspection.
Indicate missing inspection readings: This option includes an empty box in the report for each missing inspection reading.
Select optional filters in the Filters group box as required. For example, click Active Facilities Only to only include active facilities in the report.
When adding a date filter, such as Inspection Date is between, set a date range using a calendar or dynamic dates in the following manner:
If you want to add the report in Favorite Reports, click Add Favorite.
Note: If you want to remove a favorite report listed in Favorite Reports, open the report and then click Remove Favorite in the report options window.
Click Print to open the report in a preview window.
To print the report using the default printer set up in Windows, click the Quick Print button. To select a printer other than the default printer, click the Print button.