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Using the Cisco Service Control Application Reporter
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Using the Cisco Service Control Application Reporter

Table Of Contents

Using the Cisco Service Control Application Reporter

Introduction

Using Views to Navigate the Reporter

Viewing Menu Items

Configuring Properties

Properties View

How to Change the Display of Properties in the Properties View


Using the Cisco Service Control Application Reporter


Revised: April 21, 2010, OL-8411-11

Introduction

This chapter explains how to use the Cisco Service Control Application Reporter (SCA Reporter) GUI, which includes navigating and configuring tasks.

Using Views to Navigate the Reporter

You can navigate to template groups, report templates, and report instances in the Templates view. When you select an item in the Templates view, the Properties view shows its properties.

You can add the report instances that are used frequently to favorites and view them in the Favorites view

When you generate a report, a report view opens. The Hierarchy view displays a hierarchy of all the chart items included in the report and the Properties view shows the chart display properties of the report. To view the report instance properties, select the report instance in the Templates view. If necessary, you can locate the report instance that generated the report by choosing the drop-down menu item Go to report.

Each report view is named after the report instance that generated the view. For example, a report may be named Global Bandwidth per Service #1. You can rename the report instance in the Templates or Favorites view.

By default, each report view shows the chart of the report. You can view the raw data by clicking the Table tab.

Viewing Menu Items

Configuring Properties

Properties View

Viewing Menu Items

The GUI has a drop-down menu for each view, which displays all available actions for that view. Some commonly used actions have icons for easy navigation.

The GUI also has a popup menu for each view. Right-click the tab of a view, and select an option to personalize the layout of the SCA Reporter window. Some of the available actions are:

Detached—Detach a view and move it over the SCA Reporter window

Move—Move a view or a tab group

Size—Change the size of a pane

Configuring Properties

Before generating a report, you can modify the values of the report instance properties. The new values are saved and applied the next time the report is generated.

You can also modify the values of chart display properties. For chart display properties, the value is applied at once.

Types of properties include:

No Value—When no value is assigned, (not set) is displayed. Mandatory properties that have no default value display as 211096.jpg (not set).

Free Text—You can enter any text string.

Boolean—The value toggles between True and False.

Date—Click the 210394.jpg icon to open a Choose Date and Time dialog box.

Single Choice—Click the 210395.jpg icon to open a drop-down menu.


Note If there are less than five items in the list, a drop-down menu opens. If there are five or more items, a list box opens


Multiple Choice—Click the 210394.jpg icon to open a dialog box where more than one value can be checked.

The icons of the Multiple Choice dialog box are described in Table 3-1.

Table 3-1 Multiple Choice Dialog Box Options 

Icon
Option
Description

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Select All

Select all values.

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Invert Selection

Uncheck the checked boxes and check the unchecked.

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Select None

Uncheck all boxes.

Search

Search the selected items.

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Cancel

Exit the Multiple Choice dialog box without saving.

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OK

Save and exit the Multiple Choice dialog box.



Note Some properties are mutually exclusive. The properties From the last number of hours and Starting after date and time cannot both be implemented, even if both are selected.

Therefore, if you want to define the time frame to begin at a specified time, select Starting after date. Even if From the last number of hours is also chosen, the report time frame will be according to the date and time values.


Properties View

The Properties view always shows the properties of the item that is selected in the view in focus. You can control how the properties are displayed by clicking on one of the following buttons:

210403.jpg (Show Categories)—To view the properties with or without their categories

210402.jpg (Show Advanced Properties)—To view all properties or only basic properties

210399.jpg (Restore Default Value)—To reset a selected property to its default value:

When a property is optional, it is unset.

When a property is mandatory and has a default value, it is reset to the default value.

When a property is mandatory and does not have a default value, the value is not changed.

To change the value of a property, select the property and reconfigure it (see Configuring Report Instance Properties, page 4-8 and Configuring the Properties of a Chart Display, page 5-12). Then re-execute the report instance so that the new report will appear with the new configuration.

The following example uses the "Package Bandwidth per Service" report template.

How to Change the Display of Properties in the Properties View


Step 1 In the Templates view, select a report template and create a report instance.

The Properties view displays the report instance properties (Figure 3-1).

Figure 3-1 Properties (Report Instance)

Report Instance Properties

By default, the property categories are displayed and advanced properties do not appear.

Step 2 Click 210403.jpg (Show Categories).

The display of property categories is toggled off (Figure 3-2).

Figure 3-2 Properties Toggled Off

Property Categories Toggled Off

Step 3 Click 210402.jpg (Show Advanced Properties). All properties appear (Figure 3-3).

Figure 3-3 Properties Toggled On

Display of Properties - Advanced Properties

Step 4 Click 210403.jpg (Show Categories). The display of property categories toggles on (Figure 3-4).

Figure 3-4 Display Properties Toggled On

Property Categories Toggled On