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Here’s the Request Manager window where you can see a list of sample Requests, each appearing on a separate line.

The detail view of Request Manager (shown by default) displays the following information for each Request:

  • Request Name 
  • Title 
  • Output
  • Type of Request (see description below) 
  • User who created the Request
  • Request Creation/Modification date

Types of Requests

These are the different types of Requests:

  • Detail  Includes one or more lines for each row (record) chosen from the database. If lines are grouped, summaries (total, etc.) may appear in a footer beneath each group.
  • Summary  Includes up to two lines for each row (record) chosen from the database. Records are grouped, and only summary information and calculations are included in the output. 
  • Cross-Tab   Displays a table with row and column headings representing two data items and fills the table with summary information calculated [NEW TEXT] from a third data item or a count which is a combo of the two data items.
  • Labels  Creates one label for each record (for example, a mailing label).

Changing How Requests are Displayed

You can change the way the Requests are shown (for example, to see only the names of the Requests or to see the Requests as large or small icons). Do one of the following:

  • Click the arrow at the right of the View icon on the toolbar and choose one of the menu items, or
  • Click View on the menu bar and choose one of the menu items 

Changing the Sort Order of Requests

The list is normally sorted by the Request name. To change the sort order, click on the column header of the column you want to sort on. If you click on the current sort column, the sort order will change from ascending to descending. 

Note: An arrowhead in the column header indicates your current sort column. An arrowhead pointing down indicates the column is sorted in ascending order. An arrowhead pointing up indicates the column is sorted in descending order.

Navigational Tips

For your convenience, there are different ways of doing the same function in Request Manager.

With the Request highlighted,

  • You can right-click on it to bring up a list of commands in a pop-up menu.
  • You can choose one of the items from the menu bar.
  • You can click one of the Icons listed on the toolbar.