There are three primary classes of reports
available within DataPipe: Ad Hoc, Crystal and Advanced.
Many modules come with ready-made Advanced Reports. For
example, the Injury & Illness module includes the OSHA 300
Log and Summary report as well as the OSHA 301 Incident
Ad Hoc Reports offer simple “point and
click” capability where the user defines the columns of
output by clicking on the fields to be included. Available
Basic statistics (averaging, maximum,
standard deviation, count, etc.).
Sorting output by multiple fields.
Filtering output data.
Grouping capabilities (by any fields).
Ability to define calculated columns.
Selectable output designations.
And joining data from multiple related
modules or forms.
Crystal and Advanced Reports
These report types offer powerful tools for
combining any and all information in DataPipe. Crystal
Reports™ is a well-known reporting tool provided by Business
Objects. DataPipe has a built-in interface for running
reports developed with this tool, as well as for running
reports in the form of compiled .NET executables (dll or exe
files). However, there are additional capabilities for
advanced reporting from DataPipe without the need for
third-party applications. Any text editor can be used to
produce report files in the VB.NET, C#.NET or JScript.NET
language, as long as a standard format is followed. The
reporting interface in every DataPipe form will also run
reports of this type.
reports are the most powerful reports available in DataPipe.
Advanced Reports can output to other applications like
Microsoft Excel, or send emails. They can also insert
information into word processing files or into graphics and
statistical programs. We provide the programming code for
developing Advanced Reports and additional tools and
training courses are available. We can also develop reports
for you, if you would like us to do it, but we don’t hold
you hostage to that option. You are free to develop your own
reports. You own your data and you have complete
access to the database so reports are open for you to develop as the need arises.
Available features include:
Configure report output for local report
OLE Automation is available for
communicating with other Windows applications that support
it, like Word, Excel and user preferred form-generating
DataPipe can fill in or even draw detailed
reports and insert information into word processing files,
spreadsheets, graphics and statistical programs, etc.
Built-in pre-developed reports are
available depending upon the modules selected, OSHA 300,
OSHA 301, First Report of Injury, Hazardous Waste Report,
EPA Form R, Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest, SARA Tier I
and II, Workers Compensation, Family and Medical Leave of
More Than Just Reports
Additionally there are other things you can
do with interactive programming including Special
Programming Features, Automated Processes and Utility
Import and export capabilities.
Automated "triggers" initiate e-mail
messaging, scheduled processes, off-hour downloads and
HTML output for web distribution and
Programming capabilities (Basic-like with
Access to low-level Windows Development Kit
Support for telecommunications and local or
remote serial devices, like bar code readers and scanners.