Selecting Fields to Display as Columns in the Report

You can select fields to appear as columns in your report results. The fields you choose to display are different than those you use to query data in the system, but they provide information about the items returned by the report.

For example, you can create a search specification that uses the Owner field to limit the set of items to a particular set of users. You can then choose the Owner field as a display column so you can easily see which user owns each particular item returned in the report.

In the Select Columns to Display box, the left pane contains all fields available to display in your report. The right pane contains the default selections determined by your administrator.

By default, the width of field columns is set automatically based on the size of your browser window and the number of fields displayed on the report. You can force the column for a selected field to be larger or smaller by specifying an absolute width in pixels.

To select fields to appear in your report:

  1. Select one or more fields in the left pane of the Select Columns to Display box, and then click the right arrow button to move the fields to the right pane.
  2. Arrange the order in which fields display by using the Up and Down arrows.
  3. To change the display width of a field, select a field in the left pane, and then click the Set Custom Field Widths link to specify a display with in pixels for the field. You can then move the field to the right pane.