Linking a report definition to a layout

If a report definition is for a custom report or an indexed report, you must link the report definition to a layout that defines the condition-entry fields or the index fields. If a report definition is for a basic report, a layout is not required.

To link a report definition to a layout:

  1. From the Output Manager main menu, choose A, Administrative Functions.
  2. From the Administrative Functions menu, choose option C, Custom Reports. The Report Definitions panel is displayed.
  3. In the CMD column, type E (Edit) next to the report definition to which you want to link a layout.
    The Report panel is displayed.
  4. From the Links pull-down menu, choose option 1, Choose a Layout.
    The Layout Selection pop-up window is displayed.
  5. In the CMD column, type S (Select) next to the layout that you want to use, and press Enter. A forward slash (/) is displayed next to the selected layout.
  6. Press F3 (Exit) to return to the Report panel. The Layout field displays the name of the report layout that you selected, indicating that this layout is linked to the report definition.

For information about creating layouts, see Creating a report layout.