Configuring the Report Manager

By default, the VPM Enterprise Report Manager lets you edit and run reports. In some cases, it may not be appropriate for users to edit reports. It may only be appropriate for some users to run reports.

Accordingly, VPME lets you choose the functionality provided by the VPME Report Manager. You can choose whether (a) an application’s Report Manager allows both editing and running reports or (b) the Report Manager only allows running reports. What’s more, an application administrator can choose the Report Manager functionality for each user.

You’ve already seen what the Report Manager looks like when it has both the edit and run functionality. Here’s what the Report Manager looks like when it can only run reports.

As the developer, you can configure the initial functionality of the Report Manager from within VPM Enterprise. Users can later change the Report Manager functionality from within an application.

Ř To configure the Report Manager within VPM Enterprise

1.   Options Environment Dialog: With a project open, select the Environment option on the VPME Options menu. VPM Enterprise displays the Environment dialog.

2.   Report Mgr Type: Select the initial Report Manager functionality you want for an application from the Report Mgr Type combo box on the Environment dialog. You have the following three choices:

·       Edit & Run: The Report Manager will allow both editing and running reports.

·       Run Only: The Report Manager allows only running reports.

·       By User: The Report Manager will configure its functionality based on the Report Manager Type selected for the user on the Security – Users form. If User Access Security is not on when the application runs, the Report Manager functionality will default to Edit & Run.

Ř To configure the Report Manager within an application

1.   Admin Environment Dialog: Select the Environment option on the application’s Admin menu. VPM Enterprise displays the application’s Environment dialog.

2.   Report Mgr Type: Select the Report Manager functionality you want for the application from the Report Mgr Type combo box on the Environment dialog. You have the following three choices:

·       Edit & Run: The Report Manager will allow both editing and running reports.

·       Run Only: The Report Manager allows only running reports.

·       By User: The Report Manager will configure its functionality based on the Report Manager Type selected for the user on the Security – Users form. If User Access Security is not on when the application runs, the Report Manager functionality will default to Edit & Run.

3.   Select Report Manager Type for Users: If you select “By User” on the Environment dialog, you must turn on User Access Security and select the Report Manager Type for users on the Security – Users form. See User Access Security.

 

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