Report Template Editors

Open Manage Network Manager has several report template editors. Creating a New template, can make Comparison, Table and Trend templates. Table reports simply report the configured data in tabular form as you have configured the columns. Comparison reports display selected attributes comparing reporting devices, for example a summary graph then a list of devices’ ICMP monitor RTT in the following pages.

A Trend Report displays a data graph with data reported over a polled period.

You can now select more than one attribute for trend reports. Chart generation depends on the number of attributes selected and the number of targets:

• 1 target, n attributes produces 1 chart with all attributes (line series graph only)

• n targets, 1 attribute produces 1 chart with all the targets

• x targets, n attributes produces n charts with x targets on each

This editor has General, Source, and Layout tabs.

You can edit any but pre-existing templates, whether they have reports attached to them or not. Consider this example:

Template T has three columns; A, B and C. Someone creates a report R against Template T, executes the report, saves the data as a historical report H1. Two weeks later, someone modifies the Template T, removing column C, adding column D.

When executing report R against the revised Template T’, the report now shows columns A, B and D. User saves the report as historical report H2. Here, H1 only has data for columns A, B and C. H2 has data for columns A, B and D.

If you view H1 you see Template T’ is in use and this template creates a report with columns A, B and D. Unfortunately, H1 only has data for columns A, B and C, so the report created has data for columns A and B only. Column D is empty. When viewing H2 you can see Template T’ is in use and can create a report with columns A, B and D. H2 has data for columns A, B and D, so all data appears.