Tutorial - Lesson 1

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In the previous section, the database structure was described - only five of the respondent file fields will be used. ComQuest reports have many more fields available, but these five fields are enough to learn with.


It is assumed that you have ComQuest running at this point, and have selected Report Builder from the Analysis / Reports pull down menu. This will display a screen similar to this:



Report Manager browse


This is the Reports Manager screen. It keeps track of all the reports that have been designed for you to use in ComQuest. The category for this report is Respondent Reports.


Reports you create are saved as individual files with a file extension of *.RPT in the C:\ComQuest folder on the Fileserver. The Report Manager will list information about the reports (date/time of creation, file size).


You may have multiple reports created for each category. Because the Reports Manager uses a tree style browse you can easily expand/contract the "tree" branch to locate the desired report.


Beneath the browse area are various buttons that allow you to print the highlighted *.RPT report file, expand/contract the reports tree, create a new report, change the highlighted report, delete the highlighted report and close the Report Manager window.


To create a new report, highlight Respondent Reports and click the Insert button. This will display the report formatter which allows you to create and modify the actual report.