Cisco Unified Intelligence Center Report Customization Guide, Release 10.5(1)
Visual Customizations
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Visual Customizations

Visual Customizations

Create a Grid View

Grids are tabular presentations of the data in rows and columns. By default, all Cisco stock reports have a grid view. You can create additional grid views for the stock reports. For custom reports, a default grid is created from the SQL query in the Report Definition.


Note


Grouping is not supported in Live Data reports.

The steps below describe how to create a Grid View:

Procedure
    Step 1   Navigate to Reports.
    Step 2   Click Reports to display Available Reports.
    Step 3   Expand the Reports folder.
    Step 4   Locate the report in the appropriate folder.
    Step 5   Right-click on the report and select Edit Views. A new tab that contains all the views of the report opens.
    Step 6   Under Create, select Grid from the drop-down list. A new page opens.
    Step 7   Enter the Name and Font Size in the fields provided.
    Note   

    The font size field is not supported for Live Data reports.

    Step 8   Enter a Description for the grid view.
    Step 9   Select the required fields for the grid view in Available Fields.
    Step 10   Click Select to add the selected fields to GridHeaders in the Current field order in the grid box. You can also perform the following:
    1. Click Select All to add all the available fields to GridHeaders.
    2. Click Add Header to add a new folder in GridHeaders.
    3. Click Remove Selected to remove an item in GridHeaders.
    4. To group reports, click the Grouping button to open a new page.
    5. Specify the appropriate value for Number Of Groups.
    6. Select the appropriate value for Unique Value Vertical Alignment.
    7. Click the drop-down list corresponding to Sorted By and select the appropriate field.
    8. Click OK. The previous window opens.
      Note   

      For more information on grouping, see Grouping .

    Step 11   Click Save to save the new view you have created.
    Step 12   Click Save As to rename the view.
    Step 13   Click Cancel to abort the changes and exit the Grid Editor.

    Create a Gauge View

    Gauges display the status of a single report metric (number). They are not intended to display multiple metrics or complex interrelationships. A gauge in Unified Intelligence Center is similar in function and in appearance to the speedometer in your automobile. The gauges you design in Unified Intelligence Center are semicircular graphics with a moving needle. Gauges show a visual indicator that a value is within a normal range.


    Note


    Live Data reports does not support Gauge view.



    Note


    If the field does not have a footer, you see an error saying that the footer value is null or is not a number when you run the report. You need to set the footer for the field.


    The steps below describe how to create a Gauge View:

    Procedure
      Step 1   Navigate to Reports.
      Step 2   Click Reports to display Available Reports.
      Step 3   Expand the Reports folder.
      Step 4   Locate the report in the appropriate folder.
      Step 5   Right-click on the report and select Edit Views. A new tab that contains all the views of the report opens.
      Step 6   Under Create, select Gauge from the drop-down list. A new page opens.
      Step 7   Click the drop-down corresponding to Field, and select the appropriate field.
      Step 8   Enter the Name, Description, Range and Number of scale markers in the fields provided.
      Step 9   Select the appropriate Scale options.
      Step 10   Under Thresholds, enter the appropriate Value for each threshold level.
      Step 11   Check the check box corresponding to a specified level to set the threshold levels.
      Step 12   Check the check box corresponding to Level to set all the four threshold levels.
      Note    The four predefined threshold levels are Warning, Minor, Major and Critical. You can see a graphical preview of the Gauge when you select the threshold levels using the check boxes.
      Step 13   Click Save As to save and rename the gauge view.
      Step 14   Click Save and close to save and close the gauge view.
      Step 15   Click Save to save the new gauge view.
      Step 16   Click Refresh to reset the values in the page.
      Step 17   Click Cancel to abort the changes and exit the Gauge View editor.

      Create a Chart View

      Cisco Unified Intelligence Center offers three types of charts, namely Pie, Column, and Line Chart.

      • Pie--Pie charts present quantities as proportions of a whole. The circle (pie) represents 100% of the data, with each quantity represented as a wedge of the appropriate size. Pie charts take decimal/numeric fields only. A pie chart cannot have more than 50 wedges. If your data set and chart editor selections generate a pie chart with more than 50 wedges, an error is displayed.
      • Column--Column (Bar) charts display discontinuous events and show the differences between events rather than trends. Column charts can be oriented vertically or horizontally and can be stacked vertically or clustered side-by-side.
      • Line charts--Line charts show continuous quantities over time against a common scale. They are good for showing trends.

      Note


      Live Data reports does not support Chart view.



      Note


      In Cyrillic characters, for vertically oriented charts, the data labels in the Horizontal Axis field may not appear at all or may be garbled. This is a known underlying limitation. You should view the horizontally oriented charts for Cyrillic.


      The steps below describe how to create a Chart View:

      Procedure
        Step 1   Navigate to Reports.
        Step 2   Click Reports to display Available Reports.
        Step 3   Expand the Reports folder.
        Step 4   Locate the report in the appropriate folder.
        Step 5   Right-click on the report and select Edit Views. A new tab that contains all the views of the report opens.
        Step 6   Under Create, select Chart from the drop-down list. General Settings page opens.
        Step 7   Click the drop-down list corresponding to Chart Type, and select the appropriate field.
        Step 8   Enter the Chart Name, and Chart Description in the fields provided.
        Step 9   Check the check boxes corresponding to the following based on your requirement:
        • Accessible Mode: Check this box to add fill patterns (stripes and dots) to chart colors and make them easier to distinguish.
        • Dynamic Dataset: For line and column charts, check this to transform data into a summarized format.
          Note   

          Not available for pie charts.

          Line and column charts use Dynamic Dataset OR Use Report Footer, but not both.

        • Use Report Footer: Check this if you want the repeated data in the chart to be grouped or collapsed by the field's footer.
          Note   

          Line and column charts use Dynamic Dataset OR Use Report Footer, but not both.

        Step 10   Click on the drop-down list box next to Legend Placement to select either Right or Bottom.
        Step 11   Specify the value for Maximum Legend Label Length.
        Step 12   Under Data Change Effect, click the drop-down list box next to Type to select the appropriate field.
        Step 13   Click Next to open Series Settings page.
        Step 14   Under Series, click the drop-down list boxes next to Data Field and Label Field to select the appropriate fields.
        Note   

        This option is applicable only for Pie chart series.

        Step 15   Under Labels, click the drop-down list boxes next to Label Position and Label Format to select the appropriate fields.
        Note   

        This option is applicable only for Pie chart series.

        Note    Skip steps 16 to 20 for Pie chart series. Perform these steps only for Line Charts and Column Charts series.
        Step 16   Click Next to open the Column Chart Series Settings page.
        Step 17   Select the Axis: Type and Fields. This panel appears on the right if you select a vertical orientation on the General Settings page. It appears on the left if you select a horizontal orientation.
        Step 18   Click Next to open the Column Chart Series Settings Series Descriptions/Legend Labels page.
        Step 19   Enter the Horizontal Axis Type and Vertical Axis Type information. Axis Type option(s) are determined by the data type of the field.
        Step 20   Click Next to open the Summary page.
        Step 21   Click Save & Preview button to preview the chart.
        Step 22   Click Save & Exit to save the chart and exit the page.
        Step 23   Click Cancel to abort the changes and exit the Chart Editor.

        Grouping


        Note


        Live data reports does not support grouping.


        Follow these steps to format the report groups:

        Procedure
          Step 1   Select the Reports drawer in the left pane.
          Step 2   Right-click the report in which you want to format the grouping , and select Edit views.
          Step 3   Select the view where you want to format the grouping, and click Edit.
          Step 4   Click the Grouping button to open a new page.
          Step 5   Specify the appropriate value for Number of Groups. You can select zero, one, two, or three groups in the report.
          Step 6   From Unique Value Vertical Alignment, select Top, Middle, or Bottom to specify where you want the name of the group to display in the report column.
          Note   
          • Check the Show Summary Only check box if you want to see only the summary and is available for all fields.
          • Thresholds will not be visible in a grouped field and on summary rows.
          Step 7   From Grouped By, choose a value from the drop-down list. The report data is grouped by this value. If you choose a date or date and time value from the drop-down list, select one of the following options:
          • None--The report data is grouped by the value and not by day, week, or by month.
          • Daily--The report data is grouped by day.
          • Weekly--The report data is grouped by week.
          • Monthly--The report data is grouped by month.
          Step 8   Check the Show Summary check box to include a summary row in the report for the grouping. For example, if you group by Agent Team and check the Show Summary check box, a row of summary data for each team is displayed.
          Note   
          • When you check the Show Summary Only check box, the Show Summary check box becomes unavailable.
          • When you check the Show Summary Only check box for grouping, reports can be sort by columns defined in Grouped By only.
          Step 9   From Sorted By, choose a value from the drop-down list. The report data is sorted by this value.
          Step 10   Click OK

          Set Threshold Indicators for Fields

          You can set threshold indicators for fields to show if a field value crosses or falls behind a particular value. Threshold indicators can be set only for views of type Grid and Gauge.

          Setting threshold values for a Gauge view is described in the procedure for creating a gauge view. For more information about creating a Gauge view, see Create a Gauge View.

          For more information about creating a Grid view, see Create a Grid View. For setting field threshold indicators for a Grid view, follow the steps below.

          Procedure
            Step 1   Select the Reports drawer in the left pane.
            Step 2   Right-click the report in which you want to set the field thresholds, and select Edit views.
            Step 3   Select the view where you want to set the field thresholds, and click Edit.
            Step 4   In the box Current field order in the grid, right-click the field for which you want to set thresholds, and select Thresholds.
            Step 5   In the thresholds window, click Add to add a new threshold.
            Note   
            • You are recommended not to configure more than 30 thresholds for a field.
            • To edit an existing threshold, select the threshold, and click Edit.
            Step 6   In the Type drop-down list, select the condition by which you want the threshold values to be checked against the current value of the field. In the field that appears next, enter a value or expression as required.
            Note   

            If you are using an expression, check the Regular Expression check box.

            Step 7   Format the text in the field to appear when it matches the threshold condition. Use the following options:
            1. Bold—Check the check box to bold the text.
            2. Text Color—Select a color for the text in the field.
            3. Background Color—Select a background color for the field.
            4. Text Substitute—Enter a new string if you want the text in the field to be replaced with it when it matches the threshold condition.
            5. Image Location—Enter the path of the image if you want the text to be replaced with an image if it matches the threshold condition. You can either use the image URL or path.
            Step 8   Click OK.