Report naming

Simple reports are often named the same as the table with which they are primarily associated, plus a word or two describing the basic purpose of the report. Common key report purpose names include the words Journal, Register, List, Test, and Statistics. Some examples: GeneralJournal-Test, G/LRegister, and Customer - Order Detail.

When there are conflicts between naming based on the associated tables and naming based on the use of the data, the usage context should take precedence in naming reports, just as it does with pages. One absolute requirement for names is that they must be unique; no duplicate names are allowed for a single object type. Remember, the Caption (what shows on the printed report heading) is not the same ...

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