Building a Custom Report

You might have a specialized report requirement that none of the built-in text or visual reports fulfills. The following sections describe how to create a new text report and a new visual report from scratch.

Creating a New Text Report

When you create a new text report, you start with a report template that gives you the framework within which to build a good report. There are four text report templates, or report types:

  • Task

  • Resource

  • Crosstab

  • Monthly Calendar

If you’ve edited or copied any existing text reports, or just looked at a report’s definition out of curiosity, you’re probably already familiar with at least some of these report types. They’re also the basis for all the built-in text reports. You can preview any of these ...

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