Report Output and Formatting

A Range Indicator Chart 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",".png", and ".csv" 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 Range Indicator Chart 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,Conif,Decid
0,0.0,9799300.0,546651.6875
1,5.0,1.0110118E7,558543.6875
2,10.0,1.0400962E7,565837.1875
3,15.0,1.0665103E7,568989.8125
4,20.0,1.090149E7,568629.1875
5,25.0,1.1105189E7,565148.125
6,30.0,1.1285794E7,559017.4375
...
      

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, volume of growing stock).

Figure 116. Range Indicator Chart Report HTML Table

The figure shows a truncated example of the table portion of the HTML report.


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

The PNG sub-report shows an area graph and a line graph. The red shows the minimum values and the blue the maximum values. These are defined using a predefined range (see PIN file definition below). The line represents the actual value acheived in the simulation. The Y-axis is automatically scaled to fit the data, and labeled with the units parameter. The X-axis displays period numbers.

Figure 117. PNG Sub-Report produced by Range Indicator Chart Report

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