For each report, you will see:
Type: in the method , the analysis or the comparison group.
Name of the template.
Default: is the template the default template for its type (method, analysis or comparison). Each type has exactly one default template.
Built-in: is the template a standard visionCATS template (built-in report templates are read-only, and marked in blue).
Used: is the template currently in use. In this case, the report template cannot be deleted.
Legacy: is the template from before visionCATS 2.4 (legacy template cannot be used anymore).
Selecting a template will show which data is loaded with it in the report template options section. It is only modifiable for user template. The goal of this functionality is to reduce the loading time of the report by removing some data that are not displayed in the report. For example, the “Comparison profile overlay report” does not load data from the “Images” and “Spectrum” tab of the comparison.
For analysis report templates, the following loading options are available:
Load full plate images: whether to load full images, as displayed in the Data->Images tab
Load sample images: whether to load sample images, as displayed in Data->Samples tab
Load scanner track profiles: whether to load scanner 3/4 track profiles, as displayed in Data->Profiles tab
Load spectrum profiles: whether to load scanner 3/4 spectrum profiles, as displayed in Spectrum->Data tab
Load log data: whether to load data of the HPTLC Logger
Load log data is only available on visionCATS installations where the 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance option is active.
For comparison report templates, the options allow the user to choose whether to load data from the “Images”, “Profiles” and/or “Spectrum” tabs. By the way, selecting a report template will show the list of files where the template is used, in the Used in section. It is possible to open a file of the list by double-clicking on it.
Select only the needed data in your report templates, as more data is loaded, the more the report generation will take time.
From the toolbar, you can do the following:
duplicates selected template
downloads all the files of the template (it is recommended to select an empty folder)
uploads all the files from selected folder, and will replace the selected template
deletes selected template
For non-built-in reports, the “Name” and “Description” fields are modifiable directly by clicking in the grid. Modifying report template contents consists in:
Downloading the report template in a local folder
Uploading the folder
Clicking on the “Save” button.
To create a new report template:
Select an existing one
Click on the “Save” button.
To delete a report template (possible only for non-built-in and not used report templates):
Click on the “Save” button.
It is only possible to download legacy report templates: they are not usable anymore in analysis/comparison and visionCATS will display the default report template instead. If you want to “reuse” these templates, you should download them, open them in a Web browser (or any editor reading XML file), and then create a new template with a similar data structure.