Reporting is the means of getting useful information out of the database. CAPS reports come in many forms, create a variety of types of output and are run in a variety of ways. Reports can be run from within functions (by means of a button press) or from menus or in a job scheduler. Output can be a printed paper report, a PDF, CSV or XLS file, or a web page.
Academic Progress report
The Academic Progress report is an example of a Detail level report run from a menu.This report reads the raw CAPS database.It provides the user with a variety of selections to make using data from different files in CAPS.The dropdowns provided allow the user to limit the number of potential matches; by selecting semesters of registration and credits taken during that period of time.
Registration Tracking report
The Registration Tracking report is ALSO an example of a Summary level report run from a menu.This report reads the raw CAPS database.This management report allows tracking of Enrollment by School over time.It also colorfully displays that data in a variety of graphical ways; using charts and tables where appropriate. These charts and tables can be placed on the user's Dashboard.
Types of Reports
List of frequently run Registrar and Bursar reports:
On request from Menus:
On request from within functions:
Another brief list of reporting categories may prove useful here.