Introduction to Reports

Learn the uses of the various reports, complete with sorting, filters, print and export functions.
Understanding the reports is the key to making good use of the application and efficiently managing the volume of infractions. Good reports drive good management decisions. Administrators, in particular, should be very conversant with how the reports work.

Main features

  1. To reach the Reports, click the Reports menu icon. The page will initially look something like this.
  2. Reports are grouped by similarity of function in this sub-menu. The groups are separated by a vertical bar (or pipe). The current selection will be marked with a bookmark glyph. Here, the Detention report group has been selected.
  3. The various reports in a sub-menu group are displayed as tabbed pages. This Detention group runs from Unserved - Summary to No Shows.
  4. The icons to the right indicate you may print the report; or export the data to a spreadsheet. In this way you can further manipulate the data however you wish.
  5. Each report has a title - like Detentions Unserved - Summary. So the intention of the report is very clear.
  6. Most reports have a search box which will normally accept a student last name, or student ID. The length of the report will then be limited to the student you enter.
  7. Sorting. Look carefully for the up and down carets (arrow heads) in the column headers. These indicate that the report can be sorted by this column. There are always two sorts sequences: ascending and descending. You can toggle between the two with your clicks.

So much for the introduction. Now to the details.

Test Data in Use

We are writing the Help documentation over a test database - so some of the data will look a little strange.

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