Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 12: Business Intelligence Solutions
Enter week 2 sales numbers in cell A2 and save the report.
Return to the browser and to the reports library.
Click the View History link for the Weekly Sales Report you created. Figure 12-5 shows the
various generations of the report. The latest report (the last one you saved) is represented by
the actual top-level report that you can browse to from the document library itself. Therefore,
it does not exist in the report history view, yet.
Separating the report history from the version history is especially useful when a report is created on a
scheduled basis (either manually or programmatically). It helps organize the report library so that you
do not have an endless list of reports, one for each period. Instead of having one entry for Weekly Sales
Report – October 20, another one for Weekly Sales Report – October 27, and so on, you have one Weekly
Sales Report item. That item always represents the latest report, and you can access all previous
generations through the report history feature.
To see all instances of a report in the document library, toggle to the All Reports And Dashboards view.
This view is different from the default Current Reports view in that it does not collapse report histories
behind their latest instance.