This article is part of the R365 Financial Report Writer training.  Click here for more information on R365 Financial Report Writer 




The Ability to Build Reports


Only Users with the 'Financial Report Builder' security role will have the ability to create or modify reports in the R365 Financial Report Writer.  Users with the 'Financial Report Viewer' security role will be able to run and view any Custom Financial Reports.  Click here for more information the R365 Financial Report Writer Security.  



Running Reports


Users with either the 'Financial Report Builder' or the 'Financial Report Viewer' security roles will be able to run and view any Custom Financial Reports. Click here for more information on Running Custom Financial Reports 



Templates vs. Reports


In the R365 Financial Report Writer you will find lists for both 'Templates' and 'Reports'.  

Understanding the distinction between the two is essential for your success in using your Custom Financial Reports.  Similar to the Report and Report Views relationship that exists in 'My Reports', each 'Template' will also have an associated 'Report' that can be ran.  In this relationship, you can think of the 'Reports' as saved views of the Template.  Each time you create a new Template, an associated Report will be created as well.  You can then create multiple Reports in addition to the generated Report file.


Each Template can have many Reports, while each Report can only belong to a single Template, as shown below:



Each Report can be setup to unique specifications with set parameters, such as which Legal Entity, Region or Concept is included.  You can then save the Report and it will be available to be ran at any time going forward.  Each time you then run that Report, it will be ran using the previously saved parameters.



Templates


The R365 Financial Report Writer includes several example Templates and Reports that can be ran 'out-of-the-box' once the service has been enabled and provisioned.  These Templates are a great starting point for you as your start building your own Custom Financial Reports.  As described above, each Template also has an associated Report that is generated once the Template is saved.  Click here for more information on Creating and Editing Templates



Working With Rows & Columns in Templates


Due to the complex nature of the R365 Financial Report Writer, we have split up the training for Templates, Rows and Columns.  Each element is interconnected, and essential in the Report Building process.  You can take a 'Row first, Column second' approach, or create your Columns first, followed by your Rows.  Either way, both elements of the Template need to be addressed for you to have the desired result.  Click the following links for more information on:



Creating Reports based off of Templates


The final step in creating your Reports is to make any parameter specifications, and save them as individual Reports.  Click here for more information on Creating Reports