Cisco Unified Intelligence Center User Guide, Release 10.0(1)
Report Management
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Report Management

Report Management

To create and manage reports in Unified Intelligence Center, use the Report Manager and the Report Viewer.

Report Manager

Use the Unified Intelligence Center Report Manager to view the location of reports and the hierarchy of the folders where the reports reside. You can do the following:

  • Create new folders and subfolders (called categories and subcategories in the user interface) to organize your reports.
  • Export an entire folder along with all the reports in it.
Table 1 Report Manager Tasks
Actions Description

Report level actions

Run

Runs a report.

Schedule

Directs to the Report Scheduler page so that you can schedule the report to run at a later time or at regular intervals (Create a Schedule for a Report).

Edit

Displays the Report Editor.

For more information about Report Editor, see the Cisco Unified Intelligence Center Report Customization Guide available at: http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9755/​products_​user_​guide_​list.html.

Save As

Saves a copy of the report with a different name.

Note    The reporting users do not have permission by default to create a subcategory under the Reports category in Cisco Unified Intelligence Center. Contact your administrator to get permissions.

Note    When you save a report, the report description should not contain the following special characters: parentheses (( )), angle bracket (>), forward slash (/), question mark (?) and any executable scripts such as JavaScript. The text also should not start with a quote (") or quotation mark (' ).

Edit Views

Displays the available views. You can either create a new view or edit existing views.

Note   

You can create or edit views only if you have the write permissions.

For more information about editing views, see the Cisco Unified Intelligence Center Report Customization Guide available at: http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9755/​products_​user_​guide_​list.html.

Export

Exports a report, including online help and localization files, to your computer. This can be useful when you need to import the report into another Intelligence Center System, for example, from a Lab to a Production system.

A Report Designer with write permissions can export a custom report.

Note   

If you export a folder, all of the reports in the folder are exported.

You cannot export stock reports.

Delete

Deletes a folder or a report.

Note   

You cannot delete a stock folder or a stock report.

Subcategory level actions

Create Sub-category

Creates a subfolder.

Note   

Applies to a root level folder as well.

Delete

Deletes a folder or a report.

Note   

You cannot delete a stock folder or a stock report.

Rename

Renames a folder or a report.

Note   

You cannot rename a stock folder or a stock report.

Note   

Applies to a root level folder as well.

Create Report

Creates a new report in the selected folder.

Stock reports are reports supported by Cisco. The stock reports can be copied and these copied versions can be edited.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Intelligence Center Report Customization Guide available at: http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9755/​products_​user_​guide_​list.html.

Note   

Applies to a root level folder as well.

Permissions

Sets execute and write permissions for the folder.

For more information on permissions, see the Cisco Unified Intelligence Center Report Customization Guide available at: http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9755/​products_​user_​guide_​list.html.

Export

Exports a folder or a report to your computer.

For more information about export, see the section Export reports, report definitions, and categories in the Cisco Unified Intelligence Center Report Customization Guide available at: http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9755/​products_​user_​guide_​list.html.

A Report Designer with write permissions can export a custom report.

Note   

If you export a folder, all of the reports in the folder are exported.

Import Report

Imports an existing Unified Intelligence Center report and stores it on this instance of Unified Intelligence Center.

For more information on permissions, see the Cisco Unified Intelligence Center Report Customization Guide available at: http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9755/​products_​user_​guide_​list.html.

Note   

Applies to all folder levels (root, subcategory, and report).

Refresh

Refreshes the Report Manager.

Note   

Applies to all folder levels (root, subcategory, and report).

Run a Report

Procedure
    Step 1   In the Reports tab, select the report that you want to run.
    Step 2   Choose the filters for your report.
    Note   

    If the Report Designer has selected to bypass the filter dialog on the Report Editor page, the report will be generated. If the Report Designer does not select to bypass the filter dialog, selecting a report to view opens the Filters page for that report.

    Step 3   Click Run.

    The generated report is displayed in the Report Viewer page. See Report Viewer.


    Report Viewer

    When you run a report, it is displayed in the Report Viewer. The content varies, based on which view (data presentation) of a report is selected—a grid, a chart, or a gauge. You can change the report view on this page.

    There are the two types of Report Viewers: the Historical and Real-time Report Viewer, and the Live Data Report Viewer.

    Historical and Real-Time Report Viewer

    The Cisco Unified Intelligence Center Historical and Real-Time Report Viewer allows you to do the following:

    • Filter data in a report

    • Change the view of a report from a grid to a graph or a chart


      Note


      You can select only from the views that are currently available for a report.


    • Edit the current view


      Note


      To edit the current view or create a new view for a report, see the Cisco Unified Intelligence Center Report Customization Guide available at: http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps9755/​products_​user_​guide_​list.html.


    • Refresh a report

    • Print a report

    • Export a report

    • View the SQL query that was used to generate a report

    • View help for the report

    The following figure shows an example of a Historical and Real-time report viewer.

    Figure 1. Historical and Real-Time Report Viewer

    Live Data Report Viewer

    Live Data reports are based on an asynchronous event stream from a Live Data data source and are updated in real-time.

    The Unified Intelligence Center Live Data Report Viewer allows you to do the following:

    • You can view multiple grid views of the same report. Also, you can resize the column size.


      Note


      Live Data reports supports only the grid view.


    • Edit the current view

    • Auto-Refresh—When Auto-refresh check box is checked, the system updates the data in the report as and when there are updates available. If this check box is unchecked, you see the "New Updates Available" alert message when new data is available in the report. By default, this check box is checked for every report.

    • Show Thresholds Only—When Show Thresholds Only check box is checked, only rows with matching threshold values are displayed in the report. By default, this check box is unchecked for every report.

    • Pop Out—Opens the report in a new browser. The pop-out will display the Auto refresh and Show Thresholds Only options.


      Note


      The default settings are retained for the Auto refresh and Show Thresholds Only options.
    • You can add or remove columns to the grid view using the gear icon.

    Figure 2. Live Data Report Viewer


    Note


    Any changes to system time while the Live Data report is running are not taken into account. If server or client is changed or adjusted, the report needs to be refreshed to accurately display the duration field values.

    Live Data Reports that are active across a daylight savings time (DST) change do not display correct values in the duration field. An active report needs to be refreshed across a DST change.