i4connected Knowledgebase 5.6

Reports Management

Abstract

Learn about the Reporting functionality inside the i4connected portal and know the report input parameters that are expected by the system.

This article explains the Reporting functionality inside the i4connected portal.

The i4connected portal provides complex report management and scheduling system which allows users to create i4connected reports based on existing Reporting Service reports and assign them to other users who can schedule and receive those reports, based on specific i4connected parameters.

For a better understanding of the reporting functionality, here are the stages of the i4connected reporting workflow:

  1. First of all, the report template is built on a reporting service environment. At this stage, the report and its parameters are defined.

  2. Next, the report is deployed to the i4connected Report Server.

    Important

    The i4connected Report Server must be able to reach the reporting service environment.

  3. At this step, the i4connected users having the Manage report definitions permission enabled, can create Report definitions, using the Report templates. At this stage, the user is provided with all the parameters and custom parameters of the selected Report.

    Important

    The i4connected Report definitions are based on Report templates originating from the i4connected Server.

  4. Finally, the Report definitions can be scheduled for delivery, by all users having the Schedule reports permission enabled.

    Note

    Scheduled reports can also be added to an archive, by all the users having the Report archive permission enabled.

The i4connected tiles guarding reports management functionalities are:

Regardless of the currently logged-in user's permissions, the above-listed tiles need to share at least one role with the user, in order for him/her to see them.

Tip

For more details about Tile roles assignments, please also visit this article.

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The Reports Management tiles

Expected report input parameters

Report Parameter Alias

Report Parameter Name

Required

Description

User

UserId

Yes

The id of the user that schedules the report (transmitted automatically).

TimeZone

TimeZoneId

Yes

The time zone for the analysis calculations (transmitted automatically).

Date

Date

Yes

The date-time when the report is scheduled (transmitted automatically).

Organizational Units

OrgUnitIds

No

Users can specify one or more organizational units.

Sites

SiteIds

No

Users can specify one or more sites.

Areas

AreaIds

No

Users can specify one or more areas.

Devices

DeviceIds

No

Users can specify one or more devices.

Site Type

SiteTypeId

No

Users can specify a site type.

Events

EventIds

No

Users can specify one or more events.

Event groups

EventGroupIds

No

Users can specify one or more event groups.

Event Types

EventTypeIds

No

Users can specify one or more event types.