Create an Opportunities Report

Introduction

Salesforce reports allow you to summarize, group, and filter your data using a point-and-click interface. Reports by themselves are great... if you're a numbers person, but most people want to see the data in a meaningful way. Dashboards give you a way to visualize your reports with charts, graphs, and other cool widgets that make people go "ooh" and "aah".

In this quick start, you'll create a simple report to show all Opportunity records grouped by stage. In Salesforce, an Opportunity is a chance to sell something. It starts with a stage called Prospecting and ends with a stage called Closed Won, and in the middle are stages like Value Proposition and Negotiation.

When you've completed this quick start, and displayed the report on a dashboard, it will look like the following:
The final dashboard is a vertical bar chart component with opportunities grouped by stage. The dashboard name is All Opportunities and the title is All Opportunities by Stage.

Launch Your Trailhead Playground

You'll be completing this hands-on project in your own personal Salesforce environment, called a Trailhead Playground. Get your Trailhead Playground now by first logging in to Trailhead, and then clicking Launch at the bottom of this page. Your playground opens in a new browser tab or window. Keep the playground window open while you do this project. After you complete the project steps in your playground, come back to this window and click Verify step at the bottom of this page.

Create an Opportunities Report

The first step is to create a simple report using the data that's already in your Trailhead Playground.

  1. Click the gear icon Setup and select Setup.
  2. Enter Users in Quick Find and select Users.
  3. Click Edit next to your name and change Role to CEO.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click the App Launcher App Launcher iconand select Sales.
  6. Click the Reports tab.
  7. Click New Report.
  8. In the Search Report Types, enter Opportunities and select Opportunities from the list of matches. Screenshot of the search box used to select a Report Type
  9. Click Continue. You are taken to the Report Builder page to configure your new report.
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