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Reporting Tools: Activities

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Hi,

I have to study related to the Reporting Tools (such as Tableau Reporting tools).

I believe the activities of a reporting tool are:

-      Sorting
-      Grouping
-      Summaries

My question: I can imagine only the above 3 activities; would somebody mention other activities (if any) please

Thank you

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What do you mean by activities?

Do you mean like
Calculating values - Combining values to create the information you need for the report.  For instance
        Price of Item * Units Sold


Filtering/selecting data
       Date ranges, invoice ranges, etc

Displaying information
       Shipping information
        Sales/invoice

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A reporting tool is an application that allows  user to take raw information (records from a recordset) and produce useful information such as an invoice, shipping label, sales report, course roster, etc

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Prompting
Calculating (Formulas)
Charting
Mapping
Formatting
Conditional formatting
Layout
Pagination
Alerting
CrossTabbing
Filtering
Joining
Exporting
Printing
Emailing
...  :o)
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