- Custom Reporting Console
- Report List
- Report Editor
- Report Configuration
- Time Filter
- Group Filter
- Device Filter
- Attribute Filter
- Tabular Report
- Report Editor
- Open in New Window
- Graph Report
- Report Editor
- Save and View
- Tabular Report
- Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I create a temporary report?
Custom Reporting is a new feature that allows creation of reports that contain data from Custom Data Types.
Reports can either be created in a Tabular or Graph format. Custom Reports can be run from the NIM Console and created through the new Custom Reporting Console.
Custom Reporting Console
The Custom Reporting Console can be accessed via a dropdown menu on the Console tab.
The Custom Reporting Console contains a report list on the left and a content section on the right. The admin user will also have the option to view and edit all user’s lists.
The Report List shows a list of Custom Reports categorized into different Groups.
Each User has their own Report List and the admin User has the ability to edit all User’s Report Lists. Group and Report names must be unique across all Report Lists. By clicking on a Group in the Report List the following sections will appear; Rename Group, Add New Group, Delete Group, and Add New Report. When you click a Report in the Report List the Report Editor appears for that report. You can add a new Group by clicking the Add New Group item. You can drag and drop Reports and Groups to rearrange the order of the Report List. Groups can be opened and closed by clicking the handles to the left of the Group icon. The Report List can be resized by dragging the handle in the bottom right of the Report List.
The Report Editor allows the creation and customization of Custom Reports.
It contains multiple sections including; Controls, Report Configuration, Filters, Fields, and Graphs. When creating a new Report only the Controls and Report Configuration sections will be visible.
The Controls section contains several buttons that perform different actions on the current Report including; Save and View, Open in New Window, Save, Save Copy, Delete, Reset, and Copy to Users.
The Report Configuration section contains report specific options including; Report Name, Report Data Type, Report Structure, Refresh Interval, and Results Per Page.
This section allows the creation of Filters to limit the data that the report includes.
Once a Report Data Type and Report Structure have been chosen the Filters section will appear. When viewing the Report from the NIM Console the NIM Console filters will be used unless there are filters defined in this section. Data must match all defined filters to be included in the Report.
A Time Filter can be created which defines the Time Range and Interval to access data from for this report. Time Filter Favorites can be used as well as custom queries.
A Group Filter can be created to limit data to Entities that are in that Group. Only Groups in the Included Group List will be included in the report.
A Device or Custom Data Type Filter can be created to limit the report to certain device/entities. Only devices/entities that are in the Included Device List will be included in the Report.
An Attribute Filter can be created to filter the returned data based on the value of an Attribute. There are several Operations that can be used to compare against the Attribute including; Equals, Not Equals, Matches, Greater Than, and Less Than.
Reports created with a Report Structure of Tabular Data will have a Fields section which determines what data to include in the Report.
To add data to the Report firstly select an Attribute and give it a Name in the Field column. You can also change other settings in the Details column such as adding a Drilldown Link or changing the Time Filter for that value. Finally click the Add button in the Actions column to add the Field to the Report. Multiple Fields can be created in this fashion and reordered by dragging them once they have been added.
Reports created with a Report Structure of Graphed Data will have a Graphs section which determines what data to include in the Report.
The Graphs section contains options which determine what type of Graph is created. Data Series can be added by selecting an Attribute, giving it a Title, Color, and clicking the Add button.
Open in New Window
Save and View
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I create a temporary report?
To create a temporary Report you firstly add a new Report as usual by selecting a Group in the Report List, entering a Report Name, and clicking the Add Report button.
You can then create the Report as usual using the Report Editor. Once completed click the Open in New Window button in the Controls section to run the Report without saving it.
The Report will still exist in the Report List but it has not been saved yet so if you refresh the page it should be removed from the Report List.
Alternatively you can create a Report as usual, save it, and simply click the Delete button in the Controls section when you are finished with it.