The Employers ReportBuilder is used to generate customized reports of employer information. To generate and save an Employers ReportBuilder report that can be re-run in the future, to generate a single-use report, or to use and/or update an existing report format to generate a report, complete the following steps from the AWARDS Home screen:
TIP: The following instructions detail accessing the Employers ReportBuilder from directly within the Employers feature. This report is also available in the AWARDS Reports module, where it can be bookmarked for easy access. For more information on using the Reports module, click here.
Employer - Displays each employer only once, regardless of the number of contacts or positions available.
Contact - Displays one record per contact per employer. If an employer has no contacts, that employer does not display on the report. If an employer has multiple contacts, each contact displays in his/her own row.
Position Available - Displays one record per position per employer. If an employer has no positions available, that employer does not display on the report. If an employer has multiple positions, each position displays in its own row.
NOTE: This option is used to provide access to an ExportBuilder corresponding to the ReportBuilder with which you are working. AWARDS ExportBuilders - which are designed for use by individuals who are familiar with export files and formats, their design, and setup - harness the power of ReportBuilder functionality and take it a step further to meet a variety of outside reporting needs. With ExportBuilders, users can create customized data reports as they would with the ReportBuilder itself, and from those reports generate export files of a number of different types - CSV, TXT, XLS, or XML. Exported files can be saved to your computer, then uploaded into other data collection systems and/or worked with in other applications as needed. Additionally, as can be done with ReportBuilders, ExportBuilder formats can be saved and shared for future use.
The instructions provided here detail use of the Employers ReportBuilder only, not the corresponding ExportBuilder. For more information on using ExportBuilders, click here.
NOTE: When using this option the report will remain in your messages for one month, after which time it will be deleted. (The exact date of deletion will be displayed in red at the top of the report message for your reference.) If you know you will need the report content after that time, be sure to download the Excel file (Excel File.zip) or HTML content (Report Content.html) attached to the report message. If you don't download one of these attachments before the message is deleted, you will need to manually re-generate the report if you need access to it in the future.
Use a previously saved report format - To generate the report using a previously created and saved format, select that format from this drop-down. When using this method, you can immediately generate the report without changing any settings. Alternately, you can first review and modify the settings of the format by checking off the available Provide option to modify settings of saved report format checkbox.
Start from scratch, without using a previously saved report format - To create your own report format for single-time use or for saving and later re-use, leave the saved report format drop-down blank.
If you are using an existing report format and have NOT chosen to view/modify the settings of that format, you are now taken directly to the report page. Continue with step 17.
NOTE: If you chose to send the report to yourself via the Messages module (in step 6), a notice is displayed on the page to let you know that report generation is in process and that the report will be sent to your Messages module upon completion. You can then navigate away from the page, or wait for the report to complete, and then proceed with step 17. If you did NOT set that option, you can do so now by clicking Send to AWARDS Messages.
In all other instances, the Options page is displayed, containing a list of employer variables. Depending on the selection made in step 4, it can also display sections for "Contact Information," "Position Information," and "Hiring Information."
Continue with step 9.
TIP: Individual detail report options and/or summary table selections must be set before the report can be generated. For more information on using the various report options, please click here.
TIP: If it is not necessary to save the report format and you only want to generate the report itself, skip to step 16.
TIP: For more information on using the save report format options, please click here.
NOTE: If you chose to send the report to yourself via the Messages module (in step 10), a notice is displayed on the page to let you know that report generation is in process and that the report will be sent to your Messages module upon completion. You can then navigate away from the page, or wait for the report to complete, and then proceed with step 20. If you did NOT set that option, you can do so now by clicking Send to AWARDS Messages.
NOTE: When working with report data, please keep in mind that when a report is long enough to require you to scroll down the page to view all of its content, the header row of the data table (individual detail and/or summary) "freezes" at the top of the page. Similarly, when printing a report that covers more than one page, the header row of any tables split between pages is shown at the top of each page.
The process of generating an Employers ReportBuilder report is now complete.