Diary History Report Overview
The Diary History report allows you to create a hardcopy report of a range of Diary Entries. When you run the report, you will first see a table as shown below where you can select which Tracker items to include in the report.
Each cell represents a Tracker that was included in one or more of the Diary Entries included in this report. On the right side of each cell, you’ll see a printer icon which indicates whether or not the information for that Tracker item should be included in the report output. You can toggle this setting by tapping on the row.
At the top of the table, you’ll see a new Tracker item that wasn’t seen in the Diary Entry view – the Report Specs item. This is a Tracker that only shows up in the reports and provides analytical data on the report itself. The following screenshot is a sample of the Report Specs detail item.
You can see that the Report Spec lists the name of the Diary and the patient name that matches the data being presented. You can also see statistical information about the report itself. At the bottom, you’ll see an item labeled “Staleness Factor” and a percentage on the right. This is an indicator which let’s you know if the report is reflecting the most up to date data in your Diary.
Because generating these reports is time intensive, the data from the reports is cached internally so that you can view previously generated reports without having to reprocess all of the data again. But, if you’ve made a number of entries since that data was processed, the old data is not fresh – hence the staleness factor.
If you want to reprocess the report data, simply tap the Refresh button in the upper right of the screen. This will remove the cached data and will reprocess the entire report with the most up to date Diary data.
Now, let’s take a look at the toolbar along the top of the screen. The first button is the View Report button which allows you to generate a PDF or HTML version of this report. The report can then be printed, e-mailed, or sync’d with your Dropbox account. Just tap the button and a preview of the report will display momentarily.
The backward and forward buttons allow you to step the timeframe of the report forward or backward to create comparative report versions. For example, if you have generated a report of the last 30 days, you may wish to create a report of the previous 30 day period as well to see if things have gotten better or worse with your condition. Each “step” you take generates an entirely new report which is a data intensive process, so it can take some time to process. You can tell which “step” you are on by looking at the Report Title shown in the navigation bar. The most current step is labeled as “0x”, with the next earlier step labeled as “1x” and so on.