Graphical reports

Graphical reports, also referred to as visual reports, implement graphical elements to make the report data more visually appealing and to enhance usability by displaying data graphically in chart or graph formats.

QMF for Workstation provides an intuitive visual designer that enables business users with no coding experience to design reports that can include a variety of charts and graphs, as well as embedded content such as text, graphics, hyperlinks, and supported information that is both static and data-driven.

The visual designer allows you to:
  • Control virtually any visual attribute on a report, chart, graph, map, or dashboard.

  • Include conditional formatting in queries, reports, and dashboards.

    Conditional formatting allows you to specify conditional expressions that control both the display of the data as well as the behavior of a query, report, or dashboard element (what it does when clicked or changed, based on the underlying data). For example, you can use conditional formatting to highlight in red any fields that indicate that year-end sales have fallen below a particular figure.

  • Specify calculation expressions to generate columns from columns stored in the database.

  • Group, aggregate, and summarize data.
The following figure shows an example of a visual report in QMF for Workstation.
Figure 1. Example of a visual report in QMF for Workstation
This figure shows a visual report in QMF for Workstation. The report depicts information for clerks, managers, and salespeople in Departments 10, 15, and 20. The columns shown are DEPT, JOB, NAME, YEARS, SALARY, and COMM. A graphic appears at the top left of the report. The graphic depicts a woman's eye at the right, with a globe to the right of the eye and a bar chart showing a trend to the right of that.