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Notice that a read-only window opens allowing you to view the rows and columns of the Product dataset.

Also notice that you can add all kinds of data, like excel spreadsheets, to the project window. You can also add notes to this window for documentation.

So, now we have started a project, and added some data to it. The only other thing that we really need to do is to perform some sort of task on the data. We can select a task by going to the task window, or going to the Pmenu facility. In the task window, the tasks are ordered by category. These categories are: (1) Create New Items In Project, (2) Add Items to Project, (3) Graph, (4) Time Series, (5) Multivariate, (6) Capability, (7) Control Charts, (8)

Basic Analysis, (9) Regression, (10) Tools, (11) Survival Analysis, (12) ANOVA, (13) Describe (data), and Pareto. Each of these categories has associated with them anywhere from 5 to a dozen specific tasks.


For the purposes of this paper, we will choose two tasks to perform on the data.


This section focuses on generating a simple report. By creating such a report, you are introduced to using the Task window in Enterprise Guide. Once you are familiar with using the Task window, you can perform any number of appropriate tasks on your data. Let’s suppose that you want a report that lists the products, their unit prices, and

other pertinent information. One thing to know about the PRODUCTS dataset is that each row represents a single product.

Before you begin a task, the data that you want to work with, must be active in the project. Since we want to use the Product table, we make sure it is active by clicking on it.

figure 5. The Project window with Product activated.

Next, click on the Tasks by Category tab and scroll to the Descriptive category. Double click on the List Data task. The Task window opens…

figure 6. The List Data Task window.

In all EG tasks, you must designate the variables (columns) that you want to analyze and assign them to roles. For the List Data task, you simply choose which variables to include in the report, and the order of their appearance.

In the Task Roles area press the CNTL key and select all the columns except old_code. Then drag them over to the List Data Task Roles area and drop them on the List Variables role.


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