Excel Option Dialog Box
You can use the Excel Option dialog box to predefine the options for directly running a report in Excel on Server. This topic describes the options in the dialog box.
Designer displays the Excel Option dialog box when you set the Default Format for Viewing Report property of a report tab or a web report to "Excel" and then select the ellipsis in the value cell in the Report Inspector.
You see the following options in the dialog box:
Select the Excel version to use.
- Excel 97-2003 Workbook (*.xls)
Select to export the file as .xls format.
- Excel Workbook (*.xlsx)
Select to export the file as .xlsx format.
Select the format of the Excel output.
- Auto Format
If you select the option, it is up to Logi Report Engine to determine whether to apply Report Format or Column Format according to the objects in the report. If the report contains crosstabs or tables, Logi Report Engine applies Column Format; otherwise, it is Report Format.
- Report Format
If you select the option, Logi Report Engine attempts to make the formatting of the report in Excel match the format as designed in the template. Usually, you should use this format if you just want to view the report in Excel.
- Column Format
If you select the option, you can set the Columned property value for the report in the Report Inspector to decide the calculation method for all components' row/column values in the Excel output.
- Data Format
If you select the option, you get only the report data without format in the Excel output. Designer displays the option only for the Excel version of Excel 97-2003 Workbook (*.xls).
More Options/Less Options
Select to show or hide the additional settings for running the report to Excel. When you select Data Format, Designer only enables Word Wrap and Run Linked Report here.
- Include Shapes in Export
Select to include the drawing objects in the Excel output, such as Line, Oval, and Box.
- Print Page Header
Specify the page header text for the printed file.
- Print Page Footer
Specify the page footer text for the printed file.
- Word Wrap
- All Keep Existing
Select to keep all settings of each component's Word Wrap property as specified in the report.
- All Disabled
Select to disable the Word Wrap property for all components, meaning, Designer applies "false" to the Word Wrap property of all components.
- All Enabled
Select to enable the Word Wrap property for all components, meaning, Designer applies "true" to the Word Wrap property of all components.
- All Keep Existing
- Print Gridlines
Select to include the gridlines when printing the Excel output.
- Run Linked Report
Select to generate the reports that you link with the report (not including the detail reports) in the Excel output. If you are only interested in the primary report, leave this option unselected. Generating linked reports at the same time, especially when the linked reports contain a large amount of data, causes performance issue.
Select to apply your settings and close the dialog box.
Select to close the dialog box without saving any changes.
Select to view information about the dialog box.