8. Reports

It's important to stay up to date with the overall performance of the business. Reports section allows store owner to view information about customers' behavior on his/her website. 

We are glad to offer our help and create Reports personally for you following all your requirements and needs. Please contact us today with a sample of your report and we'll provide you estimated time and cost.

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General Information

Comparing reports' data allows you to see if you need to make any changes in pricing or product descriptions. For some reports you need to specify the report dates before the report is generated. Once you open any report, the following options are available: print, save, see the report outline, thumbnails, choose page settings and edit page (report). There are also numerous export options available. You can save current report as an image file, PDF file or a table and open it later using some application. This can be very helpful for you when it comes time to fill out your tax report, since you can import it directly into an Excel spreadsheet.

All reports in Store Manager can be customized, you can change report layout, insert pictures (logos), add and remove fields etc. There are many ways to customize a specific Report. Just go to Edit page by clicking corresponding icon. There you'll see "Designer's" toolbar, “Standard” toolbar, “Text” toolbar, “Frame” toolbar, “Align” toolbar. 

Also you can create your own reports. By each report name you can identify its purpose and information included. 

Each report has two parts:

  • Report templates - are stored in .fr3 files. They contain report layout information. 
  • Report queries - are stored in .sql files. They contain SQL queries to retrieve data required for the report.

You can find report files under "Application Data" directory shortcut: Start -> All Programs -> MagneticOne -> Store Manager for ... -> Application DataBy default Store Manager "Application Data" directory looks like shown below:

Report Types

Report section allows automatically calculating hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly data for your store. Program has two types of reports:

  1. Default reports
  2. Custom reports 

These two types are almost identical, the only difference is that custom reports can be modified within Store Manager, you can add new custom reports or remove existing, whereas default reports should be modified with external program called Report Tool (rptviewer). You can find Report tool in application program group along with other program shortcuts:


Report Editing

Store Manager allows you to work with a third-party program (Report Tool) for report developing and editing. Download User's Manual to learn more about this tool. 

In case you want to add some logo or change text format for some columns, you just need to modify report template (you do not need to modify SQL files). 

To edit one of report templates follow a couple of steps:

  1. Run Report Tool - Go to Start -> All Programs -> MagneticOne -> Store Manager -> Report Tool (free third-party application). 
  2. Open Report Template (.fr3 file) in the Report Tool - Go to Start -> All Programs -> MagneticOne -> Store Manager for ... -> Application Data -> Reports -> English sub-directory (for default reports like Invoices, etc) and Custom Reports sub-directory (for Custom reports). Also you can find it in C:\Documents and Settings\Your_User\Local Settings\Application Data\MagneticOne Store Manager for ...\Reports\English\ or Custom Reports sub-folder.

Remember, that every report besides of its template needs some data to be displayed. To customize the data for any report (in case you would like to add some additional information to your report) you have to modify .sql files. SQL files are stored in Reports\SQL sub-folder. Please note that this requires some SQL skills. Please note that the modification of the report is not a feature of Store Manager itself and we do not provide support for the third-party application (Report Tool). 

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