Custom Report Formats

Custom report formats are used to display information from the database in a more appealing format. This can include shipping labels, driver manifests, reports, etc. Custom report formats can be designed from the ground up or created by copying and editing an existing report using ActiveReports.  

If modifying an existing report, CXT Software recommends creating a copy of the report and make changes to the copy. There is no way to revert changes and no historical log.

Go to MaintenanceCustom Report Formats.

Field NameDescription
ID

Unique numerical ID. 

Standard CXT report formats have a negative ID. These report formats cannot be opened or deleted. They can only be copied. Standard CXT report formats can be downloaded from the Advanced Find Service.

DescriptionDescription or name of custom report format.

How to Add a New Blank Custom Report Format

  1. Go to Maintenance > Custom Report Formats.
  2. Click the New button in the toolbar. 
  3. Enter a positive, unique ID. 

    This cannot be changed.

  4. Click OK.

Quick Tip

In the Custom Report Format form, click Edit Layout to ensure that the ADO icon is be visible to link the report to the database.

Alternate steps:

  1. Click the arrow next to the New button, or press the N key.
  2. Click Custom Report Format
  3. Enter a positive, unique ID. 

    This cannot be changed.

  4. Click OK.

How to Copy a Custom Report Format

  1. Go to Maintenance Custom Report Formats.
  2. Right-click on the custom report format you would like to copy and select Copy.
  3. Enter a positive, unique ID. 

    This cannot be changed.

  4. Click OK.

How to Download a Custom Report Format

From Find

  1. In the toolbar go to Find.

  2. Click the "CXT Advanced Find Service" globe icon

  3. Click the Report Formats tab.

  4. Select the report format.

  5. Click the Download button.

See Advanced Find Service for more information.

From Find (BETA)

  1. In the toolbar go to Find (BETA).

  2. Click the CXT Advanced Find Service tab. 

  3. Click the Report Formats tab. 

  4. Click the Download icon  in the Action column of the report your would like to download.

How to Edit a Custom Report Format

  1. Go to Maintenance Custom Report Formats.
  2. Double-click or right-click and select Open on the custom report format you would like to edit.

How to Delete a Custom Report Format

  1. Go to Maintenance Custom Report Formats.
  2. Right-click on the custom report format you would like to delete and select Delete.
  3. Confirm by clicking Yes.

Custom Report Format Form

Field NameDescription
Custom Format ID

A unique numerical ID that cannot be changed. 

DescriptionDescription or name of custom report format.
Image 1

Image used in custom report format.

Images must be uploaded into X Dispatch. See Images (Desktop Operations App).

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Edit Layout Format

Opens the designer where you can create/edit the layout of the custom report format. See Custom Report Format - Report Designer.

The ADO icon must be visible to link the report to the database.