Kentico CMS 6.0 Developer's Guide

Creating a new report

Creating a new report

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Creating a new report

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New reports can be created by selecting a report category from the content tree at CMS Desk -> Tools -> Reporting and using the NewReport New report button. Existing reports can also be deleted (Delete), cloned (CloneReport) or exported (ExportObject) when selected.


When editing a report on its General tab, you can configure its properties, alter its layout using the built-in WYSIWYG editor and add file attachments. To retrieve and display data from the system in the report, some of the following objects must be added to the layout:




HTML graphs



Additionally, macro expressions as described in Development -> Macro expressions can be used in the report layout.


The output of the report can be seen on the View tab.




Localizing strings in reports


If you need to create a single report in multiple languages, please use Localization Expressions.





1. Click NewReport New report and enter the following values:


Report display name: Pages by page template

Report code name: PagesByPageTemplate


Click OK. Now you can edit the layout of the report and insert tables, graphs and values.


2. You will be redirected to the General tab of the report editing interface. Enter the following text in the Layout text area: Pages by page template. Select the text and use the WYSIWYG editor to set its Format to Heading 1.




Continued in the example section of the Creating a new Table topic.