- All references to the company name in all reports must be changed to "Xtreme Corp."
- All fonts must change from Arial to Times New Roman
- All Parameter Default Values for the Parameter Country must be the same in all reports
- All Formula Definitions for a formula named "ItemPriceMultiplier" must change from ".15" to ".20"
without .rpt Inspector
with .rpt Inspector
|Since you have to open each report individually and you can't work with multiple objects across multiple reports, at $your rate$ an hour -- even a simple task of changing all references to the company name and standardizing all fonts in 30 reports will take an average report designer about 15 minutes per report. Even if you use the Repository you'll still have to open each report.
Done in less then 15 minutes combined!
Product pays for itself in less than 1* use!
|Now add to that the time it takes to do any number of other tasks, such as to standardize parameter default values across the same reports. It will take an average report designer about 10 minutes per report.
Now add to that the time it will take to find and modify the Formula definition for a formula named "ItemPriceMultipler" and find all references in this formula and its conditions to change them all from ".15" to ".20". It will take an average report designer about 5 minutes per formula per report.
Simple and routine changes like these add up very quickly and before you know it, you've spent more money doing it the old fashioned way -- one object, one property, and one report at a time.
Actual number of uses will vary based on your organization's hourly rate for above tasks.