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2.2.1 Accessing and understanding Custom Report window
To do this:
1. Open a Web browser and enter this address to get access to the Operations Manager
Web interface:
2. You will need to log in on Operations Manager. Click Login, as in Figure 2-2. Then enter
the credentials to get administrator access on the server and click Login again, as in
Figure 2-3.
Figure 2-2 Operations Manager initial window
Figure 2-3 Logging into Operations Manager
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3. Click the Administration menu and select Custom Reports, as in Figure 2-4.
Figure 2-4 Custom Reports selection
The Custom Reports window will be split into three figures for a better explanation of each
The first one (Figure 2-5) contains the following fields:
򐂰 Name: The name that OM will know the report for. This is a mandatory field.
򐂰 Web Display Name: A name to identify it on the Web interface. For example, you can use
a short name in a previous field and a long one here. The field is optional and the default
entry is blank.
򐂰 Description: A description of the report can be used to help identify it. This field is optional
and the default entry is blank.
򐂰 Base Catalog: This is the catalog that will be used for the report. This is a mandatory field.
򐂰 Display Tab: The Operations Manager tab report will be available to be run after it is
created. You must select one of them.
Figure 2-5 Custom Reports window - 1/3
The next part of the window (Figure 2-6 on page 18) contains these fields:
򐂰 Related Catalogs: This allows you to select which catalog you want to pick up the fields
from—the base catalog selected previously or the catalogs linked to it. According to the
selection you make here, you will see different fields in the Choose from available fields
list (where you effectively add fields to the report). Note that this area provides the same
functionality as Cross-library reporting used with command-line interface, but on a more
intuitive way.
򐂰 Choose from available fields: This shows the list of fields available on the catalog selected
previously in Related Catalogs and allows you to select them to be added to the report.
They will change according to the selected catalog.
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򐂰 Enter Field Name Displayed on Report: If you want a different name from the default for
this field on the report, type it here. Default name is the field name. It cannot contain
colons(:), commas(,), or the equals sign (=).
򐂰 Choose Formatting to Apply on Field: Just as in the command-line interface, this allows
you to change the format for certain fields. There are two combo boxes that become
available when the selected field enables you to change its format. The valid format
qualifiers are:
bytes: A, B, KB, MB, GB, TB, and PB.
time: 24H or AMPM
dates: any combination of DD, MM or MMM, and YY or YYYY.
percentages: a number
precision: a number. Optional. The default is 0. The option is ignored with B and A.
򐂰 Add/Remove Buttons: Use them to add or remove the selected field from the report. When
adding, if desired, choose the new field name and format before clicking the Add button.
򐂰 Reported Fields: This shows the list of fields already added to the report and the sequence
in which they will be shown. Report is always sorted based on the first field.
򐂰 Move Up/Move Down Buttons: Use these to change the position of the fields on the report.
Select the field you want to change and click the appropriate button.
򐂰 Create button: Effectively create the report based on options chosen.
Figure 2-6 Custom Reports window - 2/3

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