The basic report - Microstrategy

The first report we will examine is a simple report. In Desktop, open the Basic Report from the MicroStrategy Tutorial, which displays the report in the Grid View, as shown below.

The basic report

This report calculates the metrics Revenue, Cost, and Profit by the attributes of Region and Employee. Region and Employee define the level of the report, that is, the level at which the metrics are calculated.

Switch to Design View. The following screen shot displays the Basic Report in the Design View of Desktop. All of the panes mentioned in the next paragraphs have been opened and annotated for your use.

Basic Report in the Design View of DesktopBasic Report in the Design View of Desktop

Select Report Objects from the View menu and notice that all the Report Objects are included in the grid. Recall that the Report Objects pane lists all of the objects for which data is retrieved from the database, as well as the derived metrics created for this report. This report is used as a foundation to create the more advanced reports


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