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Custom Reports and Views Script and Effects Managers: Overview


We have added the ability to save a named Custom View that includes the Visible Script Columns and their order plus whatever filters or sorts you may have in place.  

These Custom Views can be used in any project without having to load the original Script Filter or Sort files.  

In addition to loading a Custom View, you have the ability to Print or Save the Script using that View.  

Saving uses the Microsoft Excel format (.xls) and only saves the visible columns in order with the filter and sort.  

This differs from normal Script Save as Excel which saves ALL columns and data.  

Use this feature to create Custom Reports that can be applied to any Project.  

A few commonly requested Custom Report Views have been included to get you started.






Users can customize reports for the Effects Manager or Script Manager. Included in version 8.4 without SD Tools authorization.

1)        Click on the menu Reports

2)        Click on the Effects...


Script or Effect Reports appears with a variety of preset reports and a section where we can create customized reports.

Custom reports are created by customizing the columns, filters, and sorts in the Effect Manager and then keeping them together. These reports will be available in all projects to any Script.

Customizing the interface is as follows Reports

a)        Default is a list box where you can edit existing reports show or enter the name of one to Add. The first report called 'Default' is the order of the columns in your script when loaded. Be careful not to overwrite after loading, printed or saved a custom report, use 'Default' to return the script back to its initial state.  Do delete a custom report, select it in the list and press the DELETE key.

b)        Load: take the report and applies the selected column hide / show, filter and sort the current script depending on how the report was customized.

c)        Print: displays the Print Preview. This button is dimmed if your system has no configured printer.

d)        Add: add the report to your set of custom reports. If the name already exists, it overwrites this set with the new data.

e)        Save: saves the selected report in an Excel spreadsheet.


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