Icons, configurations, and data

Clues in the graphical user interface help to differentiate among the different types of reports and file types, as well as providing easy access to report features such as delete, edit, and schedule.

When working with reports, distinguishing between a report configuration and report data is key. A report configuration controls what data should be shown in a report, such as what columns and how the report should be filtered. Report data is the information that populates those columns when you run Show report. Once you've set up a report configuration, you will probably keep it, whereas the data that populates it will change as your network environment evolves and licenses are added to the system. The word report is used interchangeably to describe both a report configuration and its data.

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Description

StandardReport_BuiltIn

Standard reports are the set of baseline report configurations that ship with the system. The standard configuration for Compliance summary, for example, includes the columns: Application, Manufacturer, Total licenses, License requirement, Available licenses, Coverage, Compliance, and Cost. The icon illustrates a worksheet.

StandardReport_UserModified

User-modified standard reports are standard configurations that have been customized by a user with, for example, additional data columns or reordered columns, and saved. These reports are visible to the user who created them. The icon illustrates a worksheet with a user symbol.

StandardReport_Shared

Shared reports are user-modified standard reports that have been shared. All users within the organization with access rights to the standard report that the modified report is based on will be able to view this report. The icon illustrates a worksheet with a share symbol.

StandardReport-Custom

Customized report are additional report configurations delivered by Snow Services. Examples of custom reports include LPAR and WPAR data, Software per computer, and Unassigned inventoried software.

System-save supports several file formats differentiated with tags:

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Description

icon-report-csv.png

Indicates a report that has been saved to the system as a comma-separated values (CSV) file. The icon illustrates a file with a CSV tag.

icon-report-pdf.png

Indicates a report that has been saved to the system as a Portable Dcoument Format (PDF) file. The icon illustrates a file with a PDF tag.

icon-report-xls.png

Indicates a report that has been saved to the system as a Microsoft Excel (XLS/XLSX) file. The icon illustrates a file with an XLS tag.

icon-report-xml.png

Indicates a report that has been saved to the system as an eXtensible Markup Language (XML) file. The icon illustrates a file with an XML tag.

Direct access to features:

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Description

Download.png

Saves a report configuration to the system under Report files and/or downloads a report to your device, depending on the view.

ReportSchedule

Allows you to set up/edit scheduling parameters for automatic generation of report files.

EditBlue

Opens a dialog window enabling you to edit the name and/or description of a report. Does not apply to Standard reports.

RemoveWhite

Deletes a report. Only applies to reports created by the signed-in user.