Active ships only or all ships
It can be selected whether only active ships shall be included in the reports or all ships. Click on the respective button in the reporting menu to toggle between Active Ships Only or all ships.
After changing the filter for a certain report, the report must be selected again to make the changes effective.
Example: Filter for certain ship(s)
Usually the standard reports from 3D must be narrowed by setting a filter. To set a filter a report must be loaded.
Click in the toolbar on Filter and the Choose Filters window will open. On the left side is the Add Filter box. These are all the report fields that can be set as a filter. In the beginning is a selection of fields called Quick Select. These are fields that are deemed as the most common filter fields for that report. You can find many more, if you scroll down. They are grouped into Ship Details, Crew, Inspection, Report, Follow up, Analysis and others. To set a filter, select a filter field such as ship name and double-click that field. The Add Filter Window will open and asks you to define the filter operation and the filter values.
Depending on the field type, there are different Operations you can select from.
Operations that are available are “is” , “is not”, “Select by list” and “Full Text Search”.
Let’s assume we want reports with Vessel A only. We select the Operation “ is ” and must now define a value (the name of the ship). What we tell the reporting engine is that we want a report where the ship name is Vessel A.
After selecting the vessel name the filter setting is finished by clicking the OK button. Thereafter the filter setting appears in the filter window. The filter will be applied to all reports by clicking the button Apply.
After a couple of seconds the report that was in the reporting window, is changed according to the filter settings.
As long as the filter is not changed any more it remains active with the recent settings. This is indicated by the highlighted blue Filter button in the toolbar. Even if other reports are selected, they are filtered according to these settings. To modify the settings double click on the highlighted Filter button again.
The Choose Filters window opens again. Existing settings (our ship name) can be modiffied by double clicking the line or by selecting the line and clicking the Edit button. Other settings can be added by clicking another field from the Add Filter list. To delete a filter setting select the line and click the Delete button. To clear all settings click the Clear All button. As always the settings listed in the Choose Filters window are applied after clicking the Apply button.
Example Select by List
To explain the Save Settings function we select an example: Vessel A, B, C, D and E are sister ships. the user will often run reports about just these 5 ships. It would be useful to save these settings rather than set the filter every time again. The desired filter setting must be entered once.
After adding all the ship names to the list we click OK and the filter setting will appear in the Choose Filter window. Than the button Save Preset must be clicked. The save Preset window will open and asks for defining a name.
To recall the saved preset, a meaningful name should be selected (such as XYZ Class Ships). By clicking OK the Preset will be saved. It can be used now any time again by just opening the Presets pulldown menu and selecting it from the list, followed by Apply
Filter settings are not working for ceratin reports
Vetting Sataus Report
Safety Performance Report
These both reports have their own filter regimes. Because of the fact that that different views are used to assemble these both reports, there are much less filter elements to select from. The operation of the filters is identical with the standard filter described above.