Getting New Perspectives on Data

The report shown in “Output of the Accounts Report” was created using the Ad Hoc Editor. As this type of report runs, you can interact with it in the Report Viewer to visualize the data in different ways. Column formatting allows you to highlight certain columns and fields, and filtering and sorting report output on‑the‑fly can provide timely views of the data that answer your questions. For example, suppose you’re running the Accounts Report and want to know how many accounts have offices nearby. Highlighting the phone number column with red text and filtering it to show only accounts in your area code would reveal this data.