What are Data Map Report defaults?

These options are designed for large data maps where you want to "get it right the first time." They can save you a lot of repetitive work.

Create the data map

Create the data map in the usual way, as instructed in the other Data Map help topics.

Create the data map

Select Report Defaults

Select Report Defaults from the Data Map dropdown list.

Select Report Defaults

Select defaults

There are basically two options. First, you can select any of the topics in the end topic tables to sort on, and you can select ascending or descending order. Second, if you have requested a PDF report, you can select the number of tables per page, either Auto or One.

Select defaults

View end tables

Here is a typical end table, where the default was changed to sorting on profit in descending order. If this wasn't the original default and you didn't have the Report Defaults option, you would have to double-click the Profit column in each of the end tables to get this sort order. In other words, the Report Defaults option saves you a lot of repetitive work.

View end tables

(Optional) Change report defaults

If you select Report Defaults again and apply a new sort order, you see the following warning. If you click Yes, all end tables will be resorted according to the new sort order.

(Optional) Change report defaults

View data map report

If you create a data map report, as explained in the corresponding help topic, the end table sections of the report are also sorted in the selected default sort order. In the example shown here, the sort order was changed to descending on items sold. In addition, if you go back to the map and change the report defaults, as in the previous step, the sort order will automatically change in these report tables as well.

View data map report