Report Summaries in Columns

Report Summaries in Columns produces summary reports in which different summary statistics appear in separate columns.

Example. A company with a chain of retail stores keeps records of employee information, including salary, job tenure, and the division in which each employee works. You could generate a report that provides summary salary statistics (for example, mean, minimum, and maximum) for each division.

Data Columns. Lists the report variables for which you want summary statistics and controls the display format and summary statistics displayed for each variable.

Break Columns. Lists optional break variables that divide the report into groups and controls the display formats of break columns. For multiple break variables, there will be a separate group for each category of each break variable within categories of the preceding break variable in the list. Break variables should be discrete categorical variables that divide cases into a limited number of meaningful categories.

Report. Controls overall report characteristics, including display of missing values, page numbering, and titles.

Preview. Displays only the first page of the report. This option is useful for previewing the format of your report without processing the whole report.

Data are already sorted. For reports with break variables, the data file must be sorted by break variable values before generating the report. If your data file is already sorted by values of the break variables, you can save processing time by selecting this option. This option is particularly useful after running a preview report.