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Object Reports

Use object reports to create and print official school reports and documents such as transcripts (traditional grades and standards grades), scheduling forms, report cards, letters, and award certificates for students.

These reports are called object reports because you can insert objects such as boxes, lines, circles, logos, and pictures into them. When you create each object, you determine where it appears on the report in relation to the other objects. These objects appear on the electronic or paper output according to the specifications you enter on each object's setup page. The best way to generate an object report is to create a few objects and print a sample to ensure that it looks as it should. For more information, refer to Objects on an Object Report.

Use object reports to display information related to standards and tests. For more information, refer to the sections Object Reports With Standards Grades and Object Reports with Test Tags, respectively, in Objects on an Object Report.

When creating custom report—especially object reports—it is a good idea to preview them frequently as you work. Therefore, before creating any new reports, open a preview page. You can preview and print any type of custom report from the Print Reports page.

Reports created using the Log table are only accessible by clicking Print a Report on the Log Entry Functions page. For more information, refer to Report on Log Entries.

Localizing Object Reports

  • When generating an object report, the selected locale specifies only the Data Access Tags (DATs) used in the report. The report developer must enter the report title and any body text in the applicable language. If the DATs are not localized for the selected locale, the default English tags will display on the report.
  • DAT descriptions, for example ^(he/she), are not localized and are treated as fields in the object report. Only the output of that DAT will be localized.
  • Object report text and DATs can be localized for any single-byte language (French, Spanish, German, etc.). Multi-byte character languages (Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Hebrew, etc.) are not available for object report localization at this time.
  • Custom DAT tags that incorporate numbers or dates/times (created on the GPA Calculation Methods page) will not be localized. These are treated as strings, so they will not have the locale-specific numeric or date formats applied if those formats are different from the default English-US locale format.

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