After selecting the format, in the lower left of the Batch Reporting worksheet, switch Reporting from Current Group to All (Figure 6).
Figure 6: Set reporting to All for multi-page report
By selecting the All button, the Print button will create a multi-page will result, instead of a single page.
Grouping and Sorting
To use Batch Reporting, it is important to understand Grouping and Sorting .
Grouping All data on a single page of a multiple page report comes from a single group. In other words, the data on each page of a report comes from an individual group.
Sorting Data is sorted to control the order in which it appears in the data list
Sorting determines the order in which data is plotted and grouped. For example, the sorting could be used to:
Sort all the data into runs, the channels, then functions
Sort the data by channel name, then by function, then by run
To start sorting add some columns to the data list area, by right clicking in the column header and selecting Select Columns (Figure 7).
Figure 7: Select Columns to enable sorting data
In the Select Columns dialog, possible columns to be shown are selected on the left side and made visible on the left (Figure 8). Some useful columns to add:
Origin: Test.Lab -> Type: Run -> Name
Origin: Test.Lab -> Type: Block -> Point Id: Measurement location
Origin: Test.Lab -> Type: Block -> Absolute direction: X, Y or Z with no + or -
Origin: Test.Lab -> Type: Block -> Section Value: Order number, frequency band, etc
Origin: Test.Lab -> Type: Block -> Function Class: Autopower, Spectrum, Time, etc
Figure 8: Select columns to be displayed
Move columns headers from Available on the left side to Selected on the right side using the arrow key. Press OK when finished selecting the columns.
After adding columns, data can be sorted. Just double click on top of the column to sort. The A, B, C indicate the order in which they have been sorted (Figure 9).
Figure 9: A, B and C indicate the order in which columns have been sorted
Data can be grouped. Data within a single group will go on one page in the final report.
Alternating light blue and white areas indicate the data groups. The current group is highlighted in bright blue (Figure 10).
Figure 10: Group size of 4, can plot Body vs Engine for X and Y directions for a single run for Order 2
Using sorting and grouping, one can control how the data appears in the report. For example, one could overlay data from different runs, for only the Y direction of the data, for different orders (Figure 11).
Figure 11: Group size of 6, different runs, different orders, same point
Sorting and grouping could also be used to plot only 2nd order, for different runs, and all directions (Figure 12).
Figure 12: Group size of 8, all 2nd order, different runs
Sorting and grouping is used to determine the order in which the data is plotted.
Drag and Drop
Drag and drop data from the data list (left side) into the PowerPoint format (right side) as shown in Figure 13. Make sure to drop and drag from within a single group.
Figure 13: Drag and drop data from within a group over to plot format.
When printing, the data from each group will be plotted to a separate page in the resulting report. Batch Reporting will go thru the data group by group, plotting the same data positions in each group.