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Configuring and running simulation : After completion of simulation : Generating a simulation report
 

Generating a simulation report

After running a simulation for a scenario, you can generate a Simulation result (*.srf) and report (*.html or *.xls) files.
*Result: Only one result (*.srf) file is generated for each simulation run, which could have a single process or multiple processes. You can use the result file later to generate simulation reports. You can also generate comparison reports (see Comparing simulation results) by using multiple result files. For example, you can generate multiple result (*.srf) files after simulating with different scenarios.
*Report: You can generate a simulation report in HTML or Excel format either directly after a simulation run or later from the result (*.srf) file. You can select and create reports according to your requirement.
To generate the Simulation report:
1. From the Generate section of the Simulation Control Editor, click the Result icon (), opening the Simulation Report dialog box.
2. Modify (if required) the name of the default result file.
3. Click OK to save the result file. You can view the result file in the Project Explorer view in the <project>\results folder.
4. Right-click the result file (*.srf), then click Simulation Report > Generate Report.
Alternatively, from the Generate section of the Simulation Control Editor, click the Report icon (), opening the Simulation Reports dialog box, which lists the out-of-box reports and custom reports (if any). For details regarding adding custom reports, see Adding custom reports.
5. Depending on your requirement, you can generate any of the listed report types. Click each report type to view its description in the adjoining area. Select the report type to be generated.
6. From the Output section, select the format (HTML or Excel) from the Format drop-down list. Modify (if required) the name of the generated file in the File box.
7. Select the report type to be generated, then click OK.
The Simulation report (in HTML format) contains the main section in links, which you can click to navigate to the respective topic. Additionally, it displays the summary charts (only in HTML format) displaying the overall cost per process and cost per resource (and performer) used in the simulation project. For more information, see the following Viewing simulation report details section.
Note: Simulation reports in Excel format do not display charts.