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Add a Data Element Column

This tutorial describes how to add data element columns to a report in Report Generator. The example adds two columns for "air temperature maximum" using Value Types of this year's and the previous year's values.

  1. Open Report Generator.
  2. Select the Create/Modify Report tab.
  3. Choose the network. In the Select network: field choose a network from the dropdown list. This tutorial uses the SNOTEL network as an example.
  4. Choose the station. Stations may be selected using either the Station Name or the Station ID. This field auto-suggests entries as you type. In the Enter station(s): field, enter the following station ID:  526. The Hogg Pass station displays in the Selected Stations list.
  5. In the Select Columns pane, select the Data tab.
  6. Under Element, select "air temperature maximum."
  7. Under Depth, select "None."
  8. For Value Type, select 'Value."
  9. For Function, select "None."
  10. Select the Add button to add the element to the Manage Selected Columns list.
  11. Ensure the element "air temperature maximum" with a value type of "Value" appears at the bottom of the Manage Selected Columns list.

The next step is to add a data element column for the previous year:

  1. Under Element, ensure "air temperature maximum" is selected.
  2. Under Depth, keep "None"
  3. For Value Type, select "Previous Year's Value.."
  4. For Function, select "None."
  5. Select the Add button to add the element to the Manage Selected Columns list.
  6. Value Type, select "Previous Year's Value."
  7. Ensure the element "air temperature maximum" with a value type of "Previous Year's Value" appears at the bottom of the Manage Selected Columns list.

This completes the Add a Data Element Column tutorial. Now, it's time to add a metadata column to a report.

Proceed to the Add a Metadata Column tutorial