Report Output and Formatting

A Target Limit Report will automatically generate two formats: HTML, and PNG. Each of these sub-reports contains the same data, however it is formatted appropriately for the ouput style. It is important that NO file extension is included when defining the filename parametre since the ".html" and ".png" files are automatically created. Both files will appear in the scenario folder when the current scenario is saved. The default report provided by the Report Writer is the HTML, however this format provides links to the other two formats. The layout of the Target Limit Report follows the General Report Layout.

The CSV sub-report contains comma separated text values which can be read into a text editor or spreadsheet application. This sub-report contains the simplest formatting, with the first row containing the column headings and subsequent rows containing values for each period. The first and second columns in the table contains the period, and year. Subsequent columns contain the unique attribute names sorted in alphabetical order. The following shows a sample of a CSV format file, from the example in the PIN file below:

PERIOD,YEAR,Intn1
0,0.0,0
1,5.0,10
2,10.0,14
3,15.0,19
4,20.0,16
5,25.0,13
6,30.0,19
...
      

The HTML sub-report contains a well formatted table. The column heading of the HTML table contains the numbers for the actual amount acheived in the current scenario (in this example, percentage of hectares harvested with the intensive 1 treatment).

Figure 98. Target Limit Report HTML Table

The figure shows an example of the table portion of the HTML report.


Besides the table, the HTML report also contains a title, the name of the scenario, an embedded PNG version of the information, and a link to an Index Report.

The PNG sub-report shows an area graph and a line graph. The Y-axis is automatically scaled to fit the data, and labeled with the units parameter. As depicted below, a minimum and maximum target have been set for the Intensive1 treatment for Poplar. A minimum of 5% and a maximum of 20% of poplar harvested must be harvested by the intensive1 treatment. The line shows the actual amount of intensive1 treatment for poplar. As the line stayed between the minimum and maximum across the planning horizon, the target was met.

Figure 99. PNG Sub-Report produced by Target Limit Report

The chart is automatically created and embedded in the HTML document (see General Report Format).