Adjusting the Appearance of the Report Tree

Prerequisites

Once you have accessed General Report Selection, you can adjust the appearance of the report tree structure to suit your requirements.

You can:

  • Expand sub-trees in the report tree structure
  • Collapse sub-trees in the report tree structure
  • Focus the report tree structure display on one sub-tree
  • Define the initial point of entry into the report tree structure
  • Reset the initial point of entry into the report tree structure back to the root
  • Switch the technical names of nodes/reports in the report tree structure on/off
  • Switch authorization groups for nodes/reports in the report tree structure on/off

To find out the meaning of the colors used at different levels in the report tree structure, you can also:

  • Display the color legend

Procedure

Functions for Adjusting the Appearance of the Report Tree

Function

Procedure

Result/Remarks

Expand sub-tree

  1. Position cursor on relevant node
  2. Choose Expand sub-tree

Fully expands the structure of the selected sub-tree.

Collapse sub-tree

  1. Position cursor on relevant node
  2. Choose Collapse sub-tree

Fully collapses the structure of the selected sub-tree.

Focus display on one sub-tree

  1. Position cursor on relevant node
  2. Choose Set focus

Zooms to selected sub-tree and displays all nodes on the path from the root node on the top line.
To return to a superior level, click the relevant node on the top line.

If you exit General Report Selection by choosing Back, the focus is lost.
To retain the focus as the initial position when you enter General Report Selection again, use the Define initial position function.

Define initial position

  1. Place cursor on relevant node
  2. Choose Set focus
  3. Choose Define initial position

You must set the focus with the Set focus function first.

Since all nodes on the path from the root to the defined initial position are displayed on the top line, you can return to a superior level at any time by clicking the relevant node.

When you leave the report tree, the initial positon is retained.
To reset the initial position back to the root , use the Reset initial position function.

Reset initial position

Choose Settings ® Reset initial position

Resets the initial position back to the root of the report tree structure.

Switch technical names on/off

Choose Technical names on/off

The default is to display only node texts and report texts - the technical names are switched off.

Switch authorization groups on/off

Choose Authorization groups on/off

The default is to display only node and report texts - the authorization groups are switched off.

Display color legend

Choose Utilities ® Color legend

Displays the color legend for the different nodes in a dialog box.