This section discusses the customization of report views, specifically table and chart views.
From the Report Explorer, right-click the report template you want to customize and select.
The Edit Report Template dialog box is displayed.
The Views page is displayed, showing any default or previously created views.
The Create View (Step 1: General Settings) dialog box is displayed.
Type a uniquefor the new view.
Select a view on thepage of the Edit Report Template dialog box.
To temporarily remove the view, deselect thecheck box. To permanently remove the view, click .
Selectin the area and click .
The Step 2: Customization page is displayed.
On thetab, select the column titles to display in the report.
See Section 5.6.2, Customizing Reports for information on arranging columns, conditional formatting, column sorting, and summary rows.
Use thetab to create forecast columns in the report view.
Create forecast columns and display: Clear the check box if forecast columns are not required. When selected, this option enables the following column options:
Original Values: Displays the original values.
Change (%): Displays the percentage of change from the original values.
Change (Units): Displays the change from original values in units.
Forecasting is only supported in table views.
Use the Adding or Modifying Groups.tab to group rows in the table view. For information on report groups, see
Use the Adding or Modifying Matrixes.tab to add Matrix columns to the table view. For information on report matrixes, see
Clickto add the view to the list of available views in the Edit Report Template dialog box.
Selectin the area.
Select a chart type from the drop-down list (histogram, scatter chart, or usage chart. For analysis reports only).
Select an expression from the drop-down list. The expressions listed vary depending on the chart type selected.
The Create View dialog box (Step 2: Customization page) is displayed, showing the view.
For an Analysis report, the Section 5.4.4, Usage Charts.chart type is also available. Select and click . The Usage View Settings dialog box is displayed. Use it to set various options as described in
Clickto return to the chart-appropriate Settings dialog box and modify the specified options.
Use the various buttons at the top of the chart in the Create View dialog box to print or modify the chart.
The view is displayed in the list of available views in the Edit Report Template dialog box.
In the Create View (Step 2: Customization) dialog box, clickto modify the contents of the histogram.
The Settings dialog box is displayed.
Figure 5-7 Settings Dialog Box
The default setting for the histogram includes five bins with a Step size of 1.
Selectto specify a different number of Bins or Step sizes to be used in the histogram. Click to automatically generate colors for the histogram bars from the palette. Click to choose one default color for all histogram bars.
Selectto modify the upper or lower boundaries of any bin needing modification. Optionally, specify custom labels and colors for the corresponding histogram bars.
Click thebutton to insert a new bin below the currently highlighted bin. The appropriate , , and columns are automatically adjusted to accommodate the new bin, which can be customized.
Click thebutton to remove the currently highlighted bin. The appropriate , , and columns are automatically adjusted.
Select any number of consecutive or non-consecutive bins and click thebutton to group them together. Enter the group's name in the column for any one of the bins. The name is automatically assigned to all members of the group.
Click the check box to display the grouped bins as a single bin in the chart.
In the Create View (Step 2: Customization) dialog box, click thebutton to modify the contents of the scatter chart. The Chart View Settings dialog box is displayed.
Figure 5-8 Chart View Settings
In thearea, choose how much data to include in the chart. Select to include all data, or select or to limit the chart to the highest or lowest values of data. For or , specify the number of values, up to 25, to include.
In thearea, select and/or to include those lines in the chart. These values are based on all data, not just displayed values.
In thearea, choose to sort the chart in ascending or descending order according to data quantity, or alphabetically by hostname.
Clickto display the chart.
Usage charts are unique to Analysis report templates. In the Create View (Step 2: Customization) dialog box, clickto modify the contents of the usage chart. The Usage View Settings dialog box is displayed.
Figure 5-9 Usage View Settings
Use the check boxes to determine which bars to include in the chart. If desired, use the drop-down lists in thesection to assign colors to the bars in the chart.
To move a bar to the left or to the right in the report, select it and use the up- or down-arrow. Clickto display the chart.