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WorldShare Reports

Start here: Standard reports 

Watch a video

In this nine-minute video you’ll learn about WorldShare Reports,
specifically standard or pre-defined reports. You’ll learn how to
access the reports, and how to use user prompts and input controls
to select data for the report, and view or filter that data.

Scheduling reports

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In this 8-minute video, you'll learn how to schedule reports (including selecting a destination), and how to retrieve scheduled reports.

Export options

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In this two-minute video, learn about exporting reports in specific
file formats that can be used outside WorldShare Reports.

WorldShare Report Designer

Users of Report Designer will benefit from using the WorldShare Reports training as a starting point (Start here: Standard reportsScheduling reports and Export options)

For additional Report Designer learning options, please see the following materials:

WorldShare Report Designer: Terminology and interface

Access tutorial

In this self-paced tutorial, you’ll learn about terminology used in WorldShare Report Designer, and practice navigating in the Report Designer interface.

Exploring the data

Access exercise

This exercise consists of 12 questions and answers, designed to
familiarize you with these reports, universes, and data elements.

Create a report

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In this seven-minute video you’ll learn how to use WorldShare Report Designer to create a simple report.

Sort and format a report

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This seven-minute video demonstrates how to sort and format reports, including switching between portrait and landscape modes, aligning and wrapping text, and repeating a table header on each page.

Calculations and formulas

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This six-minute video demonstrates using functions to calculate sums, counts, or averages in a report; inserting breaks to calculate subtotals; and creating simple formulas.

Input controls

Watch a video

In this six-minute video you will learn why and how to add input controls to a report in WorldShare Report Designer.

Charts

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After watching this six-minute video, you will be able to select a chart type, add a chart to a report and format it, and turn a table into a chart.

Multiple universe reports 

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In this thirteen-minute video, you’ll learn how to create multiple universe reports in WorldShare Report Designer. People also refer to this task as making cross-universe reports, or merging data from different universes.

Variables

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After watching this nine-minute video, you will be able to determine when to use a variable, differentiate three kinds of variables, and create and use variables in reports.

Saving and retrieving reports

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In this six-minute video you’ll learn about options for saving and retrieving reports you’ve created in WorldShare Report Designer.

Modify an existing report

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In this ten-minute video you’ll learn how to modify existing reports.  These could be standard reports, or reports that you have previously created in Report Designer.