NAM Server ► Tools ► DMI ► New 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. For help on selecting an appropriate section type, see Choosing a report section type.
- To delete the default section, click the 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:
- 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:
After dragging the right edge over and expanding the section:
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.
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 are 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.
adds a row of placeholders above the current section.
adds a row of placeholders below the current section.
adds a column of placeholders to the left of the current section.
adds a column of placeholders to the right of the current section.
deletes the last empty row. (For when you create a row you don't need.)
deletes the rightmost empty column. (For when you create a column you don't need.)
On the Sections and layout tab, use Section Types to determine the format of a report section.
- Rich table (starting with 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 creates a static one-level table with access to all dimensions and metrics of all data views.
- Chart creates a simple chart with access to all dimensions and metrics of all data views.
- Universal diagram creates a section with an image of your choice, showing monitored data points.
- Dimension tiles presents each dimension value and the corresponding metrics on a separate tile.
- Metric tiles adds a simple metric tile useful as a base for reports displayed on mobile devices.
- Color counter presents a dimension broken down by the values of a metric of your choice.
- Row counter adds a simple row counter useful as a base for reports displayed on mobile devices.
- Annotation adds simple block of text to the report.
- Filtering bar adds a dimension filter to control what's displayed on the rest of your report.
- Twitter timeline creates a section on your report that will post as Twitter tweets. (This section type is deprecated starting with NAM 2019.)
- Location status displays two charts showing the network performance of regions, areas, or sites. (This section type is deprecated starting with NAM 2018.)
For more about section types and how to get started using them, see Choosing a report section type.