After creating a report in Report Painter you can run it to quickly see the results displayed in your browser.
When you close the browser you return to the Painter, where you can edit the report request and rerun it.
Depending on your output destination, the report may be sent to the printer or saved as an output file in a variety of reusable formats, rather than being displayed on your screen. For related information, see Viewing and Printing Reports and Graphs and Saving and Reusing Report Output in the Creating Reporting Applications With Developer Studio manual.
When running a report, you can view the Message Viewer which enables you to see messages including error messages, informational messages, and Dialogue Manager commands. These messages appear in a separate frame below the report output and serve as a good resource for debugging an application.
After creating or editing a report request you can save it in Report Painter without leaving the tool. You can also save a request as you exit any reporting tool.
Note: In Developer Studio, if you double-click a report procedure (.fex) created in InfoAssist, the report will open in Report Painter. You can also right-click on a report procedure created in InfoAssist and select Open in Developer Studio Tool to open the report in Report Painter. If you select Open in Associated Tool instead, the report opens in InfoAssist.
Choose one of the following methods:
You may view messages by selecting:
The Message Viewer option you select is saved until it is changed again. Message Viewer options are available for all report output formats.
Select Save from the File menu. The report is saved as a component in the procedure in which it was created.