No matter what your application for the database interface, at some point you will need to generate reports to communicate information to others.
A report could be as simple as a parts list for a mechanical component or as complex as a maintenance schedule for all equipment in a selected area of a large facility that is still under warranty and requires shutdown time for repair.
Whatever the application, you will find that a major strength of the interface lies in its ability to combine the power of the database query with graphical display for analysis, manipulation, and reports not otherwise possible.
In this section you will find procedures concerning generating reports based on the database attributes of elements. In addition, you will find an overview of the report formatting and output capabilities of the database products to which MicroStation PowerDraft provides an interface.