The Report Writer Packageis a very easy to use "question and answer" oriented package that has been specifically designed to allow non-programming personnel to quickly and easily generate customized reports. It builds and saves a Business BASIC Report program, based upon answers keyed in by the user, and then adds the new program to an easily accessible "menu" so that the report can be selected for printing whenever desired. Rather than asking the user for file names and data field names, which he/she may not know, the package displays descriptive (not coded) names and allows the user to select the desired files from which the data will be retrieved, as well as the data that will be contained in the report. It then builds and saves a customized report program. Although the generated program can be run as often as desired, the original "format data" need be keyed in only once. Each time a new set of report parameters is keyed into the system, the parameters are saved so that they may be recalled and modified to build another, similar report program. If desired, the program can be built so as to create an output file that can be used as a secondary merge file for a primary WordPerfect Word Processing letter file. For example, delinquent customers could be selected from your customer file and their name, address and delinquent amount could be written to a secondary file that could be merged into a dunning letter that was created by WordPerfect Word Processing. Since the created program would be saved, it could be run as often as necessary.
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