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    Creating Report Definitions

    Report definitions specify what information to retrieve from the Junos Space Network Management Platform inventory database and how this information is displayed in the generated reports. You can create report definitions from the Reports workspace. The Report Definitions page in the Reports workspace lists all the report definitions you created. It also lists the name of the report definition, user who created the report definition, time the report definition was created, and description of the report definition.

    Note: The privileges assigned to you determine which types of report are available to you during this workflow. For example, if you do not have the privileges to view audit logs, the Audit Trail report type is not displayed in the report definition. For information about the mapping of types of report to the privileges you require, see Reports Overview.

    To create a report definition:

    1. On the Junos Space Network Management Platform user interface, select Reports > Report Definitions.

      The Report Definitions page that appears displays all the report definitions in the Junos Space Network Management Platform database.

    2. Click the Create Report Definition icon on the toolbar.

      The Create Report Definition page is displayed.

    3. In the Report Name field, type a user-defined report definition name.

      A report definition name cannot exceed 128 characters and can contain only letters, numbers, spaces, and some special characters. The special characters allowed are hyphen (-), underscore (_), period (.), at (@), forward slash (/), and ampersand (&).

      Note: Single quotation mark (’) is not allowed in the report name definition.

    4. (Optional) In the Description field, type a user-defined description.

      The description cannot exceed 512 characters and can contain only letters, numbers, spaces, and some special characters. The special characters allowed are hyphen (-), underscore (_), period (.), at (@), single quotation mark (’), forward slash (/), and ampersand (&).

    5. Click the Add icon below the Description field.

      The Select Report Type window is displayed.

    6. Select the check boxes next to the types of report you want to add to the report definition.
    7. Click Add.

      The types of reports you selected are added to the report definition.

    8. (Optional) You can modify, filter, group, or sort the data in your report definition. To do so:

      1. Click the Edit Columns/Filter icon in the Filter column corresponding to the type of report in which you want to add the column and filter.

        The Edit Columns/Filters window is displayed.

      2. Select the columns that you want to add to the type of report from the Available column and click the right arrow to move the filters to the Selected column.
      3. Select an appropriate option on the Group By drop-down list to group the columns in the type of report in a specific order.
      4. Select an appropriate option on the Sort By drop-down list to sort the columns in the type of report in a specific order.
      5. Select the appropriate option button next to the Sorting Order section to choose the order of columns in the type of report.
      6. (Optional) Click the Add Filter Criteria icon to add filters to the type of report.

        For example, you can filter a Device Inventory report type by vendor, IP address, connection status, and domain name.

        1. Select the appropriate column from the drop-down list for which you want to add a filter.
        2. Select the appropriate operand corresponding to the column, from the drop-down list.
        3. Type the criteria to be filtered next to the operand.

        Note: If you select domain as filter criteria, all domains applicable to the report type are listed. You can select multiple domains by selecting the check boxes next to the domains.

      7. To delete the filter criteria, click the Delete icon.
      8. Click OK.

        You are redirected to the Create Report Definition page.

    9. (Optional) Repeat step 8 to add filters to all types of reports you selected.
    10. Click Save.

      You are redirected to the Report Definitions page. You can use the report definition to generate reports.

      Note: You can view the reports generated from a report definition by clicking the View link in the Reports column corresponding to the report definition.

    Modified: 2017-12-17