Empower 3 Reports- whats the difference between "Sign Off ID" and "Sign Off Method ID"?
I need to add a Sign Off table to an Empower 3 report which contains all relevant details. I use Summary by All reports. I understand the main fields like Sign Off Full Name, Reason, Method Version etc. But two fields I don't really grasp- "Sign Off ID" is usually the same number for a group of results signed off by the one summary report. For example, I need to sign off 50 results- 10 results using my System Suit report which generates a unique Sign off ID, the other 40 results using my Samples report, which generates a different Sign off ID. Does the Sign Off ID value identify the ID used to identify a certain number of results, and if I were using an individual report, this ID would be different for each result? That's my guess as to its function, since it seems to increment and change only when a different report method is used to sign off a set of results?
The second field is Sign Off Method ID- this one I don't understand. Taking my previous example of 50 results. the first 10 results gave a Sign Off Method ID of 12564 and the remaining 40 results gave a Sign Off Method ID of 7778, so not even sequential! I presumed Oracle always incremented all IDs as activity occurs in each project in Empower 3. Note that Sign Off Method ID is not the same as method version- the version number of the report used to perform sign off. Anyone have any insight into Sign Off Method ID? Thanks for reading.