Lesson11.3.Sorting a Report


Lesson 11.3. Sorting a Report

Figure 11-5. The Sort tab of the Task Report dialog box.


Figure 11-6. A preview of a Project report.


Sorting a report allows you to put your report information in a certain order. You can't sort all of Project's standard reports, but many reports have a variety of sort options, such as by task ID, duration, or resource initials.

  1. Select the Overview report category and click Select.

    The Overview Reports dialog box appears.

  2. Select the Critical Tasks report and click the Edit button.

    The Task Report dialog box appears.

    You want to sort report contents, so...

  3. Click the Sort tab.

    This is where you can choose how you want to sort your report.

    Let's sort the report by ID in ascending order, then by % Complete in ascending order, and finally by Actual Duration in descending order.

  4. Click the Sort by list arrow and select ID from the list. Make sure the Ascending option is selected.

    The report will be sorted by ID in ascending order.

  5. Click the first Then by list arrow and select % Complete from the list. Make sure the Ascending option is selected.

    After sorting by ID, the report will sort by the task's completion percentage in ascending order.

  6. Click the second Then by list arrow and select Actual Duration from the list. Click the Descending option.

    Compare your sorting options to Figure 11-5.

    Now that you have chosen your sorting options, you are ready to preview your report to see the sort.

  7. Click OK.

    You are back to the Overview Reports dialog box. Now let's preview the report.

  8. Make sure the Critical Tasks report is selected, and then click Select.

    The sorted Critical Tasks report appears in Print Preview, as shown in Figure 11-6.

  9. Click the Close button to close the report.

QUICK REFERENCE

TO SORT A REPORT:

  1. SELECT A REPORT AND CLICK THE EDIT BUTTON.

  2. IF THE REPORT IS SORTABLE, THE TASK REPORTS DIALOG BOX WILL APPEAR. (NOT ALL REPORTS ARE SORTABLE.)

  3. CLICK THE SORT TAB.

  4. SELECT YOUR SORTING OPTIONS.

  5. CLICK OK.

  6. CLICK THE SELECT BUTTON TO PREVIEW YOUR SORTED REPORT.




CustomGuide Inc - Project 2003 Personal Trainer
Project 2003 Personal Trainer
ISBN: 0596008546
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 156

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