Site Survey

SiteSurvey provides an Excel style overview of the selected reports including the following data fields:​

  • Report file name
  • Report title
  • Revision number
  • Total editing time
  • Author
  • Last Revised by
  • File date and time
  • File size
  • Number of sub-reports used
  • Number of tables used
  • Number of groups used
  • Number of sections used
  • Number of objects used
  • Number of formulas

 

This survey lets you quickly review your reports. The information can be ordered (sorted) by any of the fields, providing listing from smallest to largest, oldest to most recent, etc. The survey can also be copied to the clipboard for use with other programs such as Excel.

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How can I use Survey?

Site Survey provides an easy method of:

  • Monitoring and controlling version number and file date/time to monitor report changes
  • Quickly assessing report complexity based on the report metrics/statistics
  • Grouping reports by author (available only on network version of Crystal Reports)
  • Listing reports by report title

Who can use Survey?

Survey is intended for anyone with a need to review and/or monitor report files.

For developers, Survey is useful in monitoring and tracking version numbers and identifying report complexity based on metrics.

For users, Survey also provides valuable metrics information indicating report complexity, and also allows basic update control information by providing revision number and total edit time.

For both users and developers: A real problem often encountered is when more than one version of a report exists - which is the most current? Often Survey will provide enough information to help.