Ignition Reporting enables managers to increase productivity, decrease waste, reduce costs, and increase quality with existing resources by providing a view of their manufacturing process. Managers often save time by automating reporting processes that were once done by hand. Often valuable man-hours that went into creating spreadsheets or reports can be recovered! These reports are trivial to manage since they are generated on the fly from existing SQL database data.
Here are some of the other innovative features of the Reporting Module.
The Report Designer makes report generation feel just like designing a Vision window, and includes intuitive layout and drawing tools. Tricks and learned-behaviors from Vision windows are easily transferable to reports.
A host of report-specific components unleash a wealth of possibilities as shown below. Tables can dynamically add pages to account for varying amounts of data, or change appearance based on certain values. Beautiful charts can visualize data. There are even Label and Barcode components so you can create shipping and product labels.
The Reporting Module provides several components that can be used with the Vision module. The Row Selector and Column Selector components aid with dataset manipulation, while the File Explorer and PDF File Viewer components allow clients to access files outside of Ignition. There is even a Report Viewer component so reports can be viewed directly from the client.
The Schedule Engine allows you to schedule when reports run, and what to do with the report when it's complete such as Email, Print, or Save as a File!
Reports can be generated in the following formats: CSV, HTML, JPEG, PDF, PNG, RTF, and XML.
To take advantage of Ignition's powerful platform, we introduced a new version of the Reporting Module. You may see reports created by an older Reporting Module version in your project. If you need to modify an existing report, you'll still have access to the same customizer that you always had, double-clicking on them to open up their editor. They will continue to work as they always have without any modification.To learn more about converting reports created by an older version of the Reporting Module, refer to the section on Converting Legacy Reports.
We recommend that you convert your older reports to the latest version to take advantage of the many features of the Reporting Module.