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Chapter 8. Turning a Discoverer Query in... > A Workflow for Building Reports

A Workflow for Building Reports

Although you have already been taught the basic concepts included in the report workflow, we offer them here to help you save time and unneeded effort in report building. The workflow ensures that you perform your formatting in the right order, so you don’t need to do the same thing twice. For example, if you format the width of your columns and then rename them, the column might not be wide enough to accommodate the new name and you will need to format the width again. This is a waste of time. Thus, by following the workflow, you can avoid duplication of effort.

Included in the workflow are reminders on when to save your query. It may seem elementary, but we feel that there are good times to save in terms of changes you have made to your report. It might also be a good idea for you to save your query by some other name as a backup in case you get carried away and want to begin again from the base query.


  

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