Now that we’ve learned how to create a report model in ReportMiner 6.2, we’ll explore how to save and test our report model. Report definitions are used by ReportMiner to correctly parse, interpret, and assign data as it is fed from the report source. Report definitions are assigned an *.rmd extension.
After creating our report model, we save it by clicking the Save icon on the main toolbar. Now we can test the model by previewing our data to see how it is parsed by ReportMiner.
To test the model and preview the extracted data, click preview the icon on the top toolbar.
This opens the Data Preview window, showing the entire report structure with the actual values for all the fields we have defined above (Figure 16).
Data Statistics and Summary
ReportMiner enables users to verify the summary of extracted data fields like sum, average, count, etc.
To view detailed statistics of extracted data, click on the statistics button in the toolbar. The Quick Profile window will open with detailed statistics of extracted data as shown in Figure 17.
Next week we will talk about exporting data from ReportMiner to your destination of choice.