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Reporting on SkyDesk Creator Applications

SkyDesk Creator is a popular online database application development tool from SkyDesk. Thousands of users are using SkyDesk Creator to develop and host their online database applications to address their business needs. These applications typically enable data collection through forms and enforce business workflow & logic through Deluge, the scripting language of SkyDesk Creator.

SkyDesk Creator also supports reporting to address the basic needs of any application. SkyDesk Creator's focus is on enabling users to quickly create online database applications, and does not specialize on powerful & advanced reporting. SkyDesk Reports complements SkyDesk Creator in this regard by providing SkyDesk Creator users the option to create powerful and flexible reports on the data collected in their applications.

There are multiple ways you can use SkyDesk Reports in tandem with SkyDesk Creator.

1. Using the Reports tab in SkyDesk Creator

Report creation features of SkyDesk Reports are available right within the SkyDesk Creator environment. Reports (only charts and pivot tables) can be created over data collected for each form in the application, by accessing the "Reports" tab available in the edit mode of the application.

You can read more about how to use the Reports tab within SkyDesk Creator here.

2. Using all the features available in SkyDesk Reports

This method enables users to use the advanced features in SkyDesk Reports for report generation & customization. By following this method, not just charts and pivots, but dashboards, query tables, summary tables etc can also be created and shared with other users.

The following presentation captures how you can use this method to exploit the advanced features of SkyDesk Reports, and create reports based on the data in your SkyDesk Creator applications.

3. Using SkyDesk Creator as a form interface for SkyDesk Reports

There can be situations where it is easier and more functional to enter data into SkyDesk Reports using a form interface. Situations where data entry has to happen without the user seeing the whole database, for instance. SkyDesk Creator can be used in such cases.

You can read about how to use this method in this help page.