Task Resources Report

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The Task Resources report displays information about all resources used in tasks. For example, you can obtain a report on all the tasks that used a particular worker for either hourly inside or per job inside labor.

Note that there are also reports for each type of resource that can be used in a task. For example, there's a report that's specifically about items used in a task. The specific reports have provide more selective options than the "all resources" report. For example, you can group the Task Items report by item category; you can't group the "All Resources" report by item category, since that doesn't make sense for other types of resources (e.g. hourly inside).

The specific resources reports are:

You obtain the report with Unit Maintenance Plans | Reports | Task Resources. The resulting window contains the following:

Grouping section: Options controlling how the report is broken into sections and sub-sections.

Show summary footer for the overall report: If this box is checkmarked, the report will include a final line summarizing information from the entire report. If the box is blank, no such line will be included.

Sorting section: Options controlling how records are sorted within each section and sub-section.

For more on how to use Grouping and Sorting, see Report Sections.

Filters section: Options controlling what kind of tasks will be included in the report. For more information, see Report Filters.

Field Selection section: Options controlling which information fields will be included in the report.

Suppress Costs: Omits any money information that might otherwise be displayed in the report.

Advanced section: Miscellaneous options.

Format Report in Columns: If this checkbox is checkmarked, the report will have information formatted in columns; this has the advantage of compressing a lot of information into a small amount of space, but may be difficult to read, especially if you ask for many pieces of information to be displayed. If the checkbox is blank, information will be laid out in a less rigid format.

Report width in pages: Makes it possible to have lines that are wider than a single page. This is particularly useful when you are previewing reports on a monitor screen. For further information, see Report Sections.

Title: The title to be printed at the beginning of the report.

Main Font: The font that will be used for most of the characters in the report. This should be a font that is supported by both your Windows system and your printer.

Fixed-width Font: The font that will be used for information that is printed with fixed-width characters (mostly unit specifications). This should be a font that is supported by both your Windows system and your printer.

Preview section: Displays a visual preview of the report. If you click the Refresh button, you automatically go to this section.

The Preview section contains buttons for looking through the report preview and for actually printing the information. For more on using the Preview section, see Report Buttons.

Print: Immediately prints the report.

Export Data: Exports the report's data in XML format.

Cancel: Cancels the preparation and printing of a report. This button is enabled only when MainBoss is preparing a report, i.e. gathering the data and formatting it. For more information, see Report Buttons.

Close: Closes the window.

Refresh: Clicking this button generates a preview of the report, displayed in the Preview section of the window.

For more on tasks, see Tasks. For more on resources, see Resources. For more on reports in general, see Reports.

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