Explanation of the Examples in this Jump Start

This Reporting Jump Start document is broadly split into two sections that cover two different methods for using the Reporting Functionality in system:inmation.

The first example uses the Query Options in the Report Item to retrieve Realtime and History data from objects in your I/O Model. This method is recommended for users who are just getting started with reporting and requires less Lua scripting experience or knowledge of JSON data structures.

The second example uses the Report Design Time Data property to configure a custom data structure for the report (in JSON format) which is used at Design Time. The data fields in the JSON are then populated at report Run Time by executing the Lua script in the Report Item. This example requires more Lua scripting knowledge and is recommended for more advanced users who are more familiar with the Reporting functionality.