Argos is a powerful reporting solution designed for everyone from novice users to the most seasoned technical experts. For ease of use, Argos users are divided into three distinct types:
DataBlock Designers: Argos “power users” who create DataBlocks.
Report Writers: Intermediate users who use DataBlocks to build a variety of reports.
Report Viewers: Casual users who are able to run reports, then save and distribute the output in a variety of useful formats.
Each user type has a corresponding guide associated with it. This guide is intended for Report Writers. Regardless of your level of expertise, Evisions recommends that you become familiar with this guide before moving on to more advanced features.
A prerequisite to reading this guide is reading the Argos Report Viewers Guide. This guide describes how to log into Argos, how to navigate through the Argos User Interface, and how to execute reports. Therefore, this basic information need not be repeated in this guide.
Once you have completed this guide, you should be able to:
- Create a Dashboard
- Design a Comma Separated Value report
- Design a Banded report
- Design an Extract report
This guide is not intended to be a comprehensive reference guide that covers each and every option within Argos. The intent is to provide a sufficient number of examples to aid a new Argos user to get started quickly, with the In-Product Help used as a reference for each feature within Argos.
Evisions Support Site
The easiest way to get to the Evisions support site is to access it through Argos. Under the Help menu is a link to the Support page. A link to the Support page also exists on the Argos toolbar. All the technical documentation available for download is found under the Support page.
Evisions can also provide more in-depth and even customized training via our Professional Services department. Visit the Consulting Services page on the Evisions web site at
In Product Help
In addition to the Support site is In-Product Help. You can get to In-Product Help a few different ways. There is a link under the Help menu to Argos Help. There is a button on the toolbar, and you can also use your F1 key. Most screens within Argos have a link to Argos Help as well.