Report Creation Workflow

Approaches for Creating Reports

You can create and generate reports :

  • Interactively, using the Report Explorer

  • Programmatically, using the DOM (Document Object Model) API

You can use the Report Explorer graphical interface to create reports without having to write code.

Using the programmatic approach, you can integrate report generation into analysis and testing applications. For more information, see Programmatic Report Creation.

Interactive Report Generation

  1. Open the Report Explorer.

  2. Create a report setup file. For details about report setups, see Report Setup.

  3. Add content by adding to the report setup file existing components or custom components that you create. For details about using components, see Working with Components.

  4. Apply styles and standards to the report by choosing an existing stylesheet or a custom stylesheet. For details on stylesheets and attributes, see Layout Stylesheets.

  5. Generate the report. See Generate Reports.

The following figure illustrates a typical MATLAB® Report Generator™ workflow.

To practice using this report creation workflow, see Working with Components.

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