Argos - Argos Report Writers Guide
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Document Version 1.0 – Last Updated 10.18.2010
Some objects can be flagged as private. Private objects will not show up in the Explorer
for users other than the creator and the administrator. These objects will have the “private
eye” icon like the sample private Banded report icon on the list to the right.
Dashboards and Schedules will appear in the navigation area only if these features were
purchased and included within your software license.
Reports exist within the Explorer as child objects of a DataBlock. A DataBlock can have
many “child” reports. Any object that has child objects will have a “+” next to it. Simply
click the “+” to expand the object to view its children.
Figure 3 – Explorer Navigation
If you use a DataBlock or report frequently, you can right-click on it and choose “Add to
QuickLaunch”. You can also right-click on a QuickView report and choose “Add to
Dashboard”. This allows you to add objects to the QuickLaunch and Dashboard views,
which can make it easier to find what you need.
This view can be very convenient as it shows only your available QuickLaunches. You can
even rename a QuickLaunch to something other than the original name. To find the
original object in the Explorer view, right-click a QuickLaunch and choose “Locate” (see
figure on the right). Deleting a QuickLaunch has no effect on the original object.
Are my reports secure?
You may be wondering about the security of
reports in Argos. Each object can be assigned to
groups or individuals as needed. Unauthorized
users would not be able to even see objects they
lack permissions for. It is even possible to have
security all the way down to individual fields in a
CSV, Banded, or Extract report.
Is my data secure?
All data transmitted from the server to Argos is
“point-to-point” encrypted, meaning that
anyone other than the intended user would see
only gibberish. Once a report is created, care
should be taken with resulting file(s) to ensure
A QuickLaunch is a shortcut to a DataBlock or
Report. They can be Public (so all users can see
them) or Private (so only the creator can see
them). Click the QuickLaunch tab to switch to
the QuickLaunch view.
Figure 2 – Options for QuickLaunch