Is there any standard format for reports i.e. order of the columns in the reports? For example, we have usually ID's, Names, Dates. Addresses, Amount etc in the reports. Is there any standard for the order of these columns? Because i have to standardized and test a huge portal containing these kind of similar reports.
For users, it is preferable that first few columns are in the sort order.
Another good heuristics is to group short fields and related fields, and put important/required fields to left, and optional/unimportant fields to the right.