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heading: Report Builder
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<h3>Reports, made simple</h3>
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One feature we've had requested again and again from our clients was to add a "Reports" page that listed all
available reports. When we added Views in Form Tools 2.0.0, this provided exactly that, but from a usability
perspective, we found that most of our clients simply didn’t realize that <i>Views == Reports</i>. They wanted
a single page that listed all Views, but couched in an immediately familiar term: "Reports"; they wanted that page
to contain all the various export options they needed (HTML, Excel, CSV etc) available as a single click away. In
effect, they simply wanted an alternative, simpler interface to Form Tools Views, making their job of navigating and
understanding the program that much simpler.
Hence the Report Builder module!
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From a usability perspective, this module is a very nice addition. Now, on the
Submission Listing page you can choose to have a small reports icon appear which,
when clicked, opens up a list of all reports (Views!) for the form and
user account in a simple dialog window. It's attractive and simple to understand
and use.
The following pages explain the various functionality of the script, the available
settings and how it appears in the user interface.
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