ER: After I walked through the report wizard and pressed the execute button, the cursor didn’t turn to an hour glass (simlar to the model verify dialog ER report), but the ‘execute’ button did gray out (unlike the model verify dialog ‘verify’ button).
ER: When the report was done, I did a show on it and didn’t like the results so I modified some of the options for the report and executed it again. My report didn’t update so I changed a few more options. I finally realized that all subsequent report generations were being thrown on the ground as long as the report was open. If I closed the report and ran it into the same name again it updated the report.
Generating a report takes long enough that you don’t want to do it if your report isn’t getting updated. If TDM3 can’t write to the file because it is open, maybe you should prompt the user to close it. You shouldn’t just continue generating the report if it can’t go anywhere. It can get real confusing if you have multiple applications and windows open and you don’t even realize that you still have the report open.
ER: If the file exists, prompt to overwrite.
ER: It appears that the report options are getting saved the next time through the wizard, but the output file name is not.
ER: Reporting is so important to me that I would like to be able to save the set of options that I have selected for later retrieval. I may have several different report styles that I use and I want to keep them.
ER: Is there any way to specify the information that you want in the report? I’m getting the field names, but most of them are auto-wrapped because they don’t fit in the default report column name field size. How about output options for landscape versus portrait?