Edit a Report 

To make most changes to your report, you never even have to leave the report itself.

If your report is a Table report, you can modify it by manipulating elements directly on the report. Quick Base lets you add, remove, and change columns without leaving the report display. See your layout changes as you make them. To modify other types of reports or to access some advanced controls (like matching criteria) you need to make changes within the Report Builder. The Report Builder offers more features, so if you don't see a way to do what you want from within the report itself, click the Customize this Report link on the Page bar.

Note: If you are viewing a report on a table Home page (the title in the page bar will read Table Home), many of these options are not available. To edit the report, click REPORTS & CHARTS in the Page bar, and open the report.

Tip: Any user can edit or save a report. Personal reports are visible only to the user who created the report. Users with "Save Common Reports" access permissions can save changes or create reports that are available to other application users. Read more.

To change column settings on the report itself:

Quick Base lets you modify your report directly on the report display itself. You can:

When you've got the report looking like you want it to look, click Save in Page bar. Or, you can save your settings as entirely new report, by clicking Save > Save as. Quick Base prompts you to name the report and specify whether or not it should be a Personal report (which only you can see) or a Common report (available to other application users). If Common report is not an option, then your application manager hasn't granted you permission to save reports visible to other users.

To edit a report in the Report Builder:

Editing a report on-screen is a fast way to format columns and set ordering. However, the Report Builder offers all the controls you need for precision reporting.

  1. Open the report in the Report Builder. You can do so in one of the following ways:

  2. Make the necessary changes. You can set:

  3. When you're done, click Display to view the results of your modifications. If you don't like the results, click the Customize this Report link again to make further edits.

  4. When you are satisfied with how the report looks, save it by doing one of the following:

  5. Tell Quick Base how to save the report.

    Whenever you save a report, Quick Base displays a dialog box.  

FAQ - I edited a report and saved it, but Quick Base reverts to the old format. Why won't the program save my changes?

In certain situations (like when you click a report link field, or when you conduct a Find operation, for example) Quick Base displays results using reporting defaults you specify for each table. You cannot change these defaults by clicking Customize this Report or rearranging columns directly on the screen. When you do so, Quick Base actually creates a new report, but makes no changes to your reporting defaults. You can change reporting defaults, however. Read how.

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