In order to support the requirement users may have to further manipulate report results, the reporting facility can output the resulting report data in one of two formats as defined below. Depending on the method employed by your business to access the RAP application, the effect of selecting the various report format options will differ.
For detailed information relating to the operation of each option, please contact technical support staff who will be happy to assist with issues you may encounter. The report output format options are:
Standard Report Format
This format produces the report in a native HTML document format, which can be displayed on your screen and printed out using your standard browser print controls if required. The format is suitable where no further manipulation of the resulting report is required.
Excel 2000 Format
The Excel 2000 format has been developed to support users of “Microsoft Office 2000”. This version of Excel does not fully support the open standard known as XML which is used to pass data in an application understandable form from the RAP application to Excel 2000.
This option allows the raw data to be automatically transferred into Excel 2000 where further manipulation of the data or report format can be undertaken. However, this option does not allow the report formatting and colouring information to be transferred as well, resulting in a report representation that is less than ideal.