New report

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Tip

If you're new to DMI, start with Creating a report, which walks you through simple examples, or DMI tour for a walkthrough using an existing report.

Also, see Defining efficient DMI reports for tips on writing reports that run quickly and efficiently.

Orientation and navigation

Every report requires at least one report section. When you select Tools ► DMI  ► New report, DMI opens directly into the section-level editor, where you can get started by defining the first (and perhaps only) section of your new report.

To switch up to the report level of your report definition, open the DMI menu and select Report definition.

Report layout and section selection

On the Sections and layout tab, use these basic controls for laying out your report

Initially, a report consists of one section of table type.

  • To change the default section type, edit basic section settings.
  • To delete the default section, click the Delete section icon.
  • To add new report sections, add placeholders (see above) and then drag and drop section types to the placeholders.
    See Sections and layout tab.
  • To move a section, create a placeholder for it and then drag the section to the new placeholder:
    move section
  • To change a section size, drag the edge of the section in the direction into which you want to expand the section.
    Before dragging the right edge over to fill the empty space:
    expand section - before
    After dragging the right edge over and expanding the section:
    expand section - after

After adding new sections to the report, you can change the space taken by your sections, move them, or swap them. For more information, see Improving your report layout.

Layout actions

The first three commands are for making copies of existing sections. You might want to, for example, create a table section and then show the same data in a chart section.

clones the selected section and inserts the clone in the first empty placeholder from the top or, if there is no empty placeholder, it adds the clone to the end of the report. If you accidentally add a section in the wrong place, just drag it to the right place.

 copies the selected section to the clipboard.

pastes the section in the clipboard to the selected location.

The next six commands to insert and delete columns and rows of report section placeholders. This is how you decide the general report layout: create a grid of placeholders, and then add report sections to the grid.

Insert row above adds a row of placeholders above the current section.

Insert row below adds a row of placeholders below the current section.

Insert column left adds a column of placeholders to the left of the current section.

Insert column right adds a column of placeholders to the right of the current section.

Delete row deletes the last empty row. (For when you create a row you don't need.)

Delete column deletes the rightmost empty column. (For when you create a column you don't need.)

Section types

On the Sections and layout tab, use Section Types to determine the format of a report section.

  • Rich table icon Rich table (applies to NAM 2018) creates a lightweight table (simple columns of data) but each row is expandable. Within each row, you can nest report subsections to display charts, tiles, and counters.
  • Table icon Table creates a static one-level table with access to all dimensions and metrics of all data views.
  • Chart icon  Chart creates a simple chart with access to all dimensions and metrics of all data views.
  • Universal diagram icon  Universal diagram creates a section with an image of your choice, showing monitored data points.
  • Dimension tiles icon Dimension tiles presents each dimension value and the corresponding metrics on a separate tile.
  • Metric tiles icon Metric tiles adds a simple metric tile useful as a base for reports displayed on mobile devices.
  • Color counter icon Color counter presents a dimension broken down by the values of a metric of your choice.
  • Row counter icon Row counter adds a simple row counter useful as a base for reports displayed on mobile devices.
  • Annotation icon Annotation adds simple block of text to the report.
  • Filtering bar Filtering bar adds a dimension filter to control what's displayed on the rest of your report.
  • Twitter timeline icon Twitter timeline creates a section on your report that will post as Twitter tweets.
  • Location status icon Location status (applies to DC RUM 2017) displays two charts showing the network performance of regions, areas, or sites.

For more about section types and how to get started using them, see Choosing a report section type.