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Data tab

NAM Server ► Reports ► DMI ► New report

Use the Data tab of the DMI section editor to specify conditions under which the selected report section is built.

General settings

  • Display name
    Type the section name in the Display name edit box.

    becomes a label at the top of the section:

    You can have a different Display name for each report section.
  • Section type
    Use the Section type setting to determine the general format and functionality of a report section.
    (Whether it's a table or a chart, for example.)
  • Show section
    Use this list to select a different section to edit.

Data input for this section

  • Add benchmark
    Select Add benchmark to select dimensions and metrics to compare to the main input (the Subject row) to this section.
    See Adding benchmark data for details.
  • Add filtering
    Select Add filtering to select dimensions and metrics with which to filter the main input (the Subject row) to this section.
    For example, in a report on software services, you could set Filters to *client* for the Software service dimension, which would restrict your report to software services with the string client in the software service name.


  • Input type
    Indicates the type of row in this section definition: Subject, Benchmark, or Filter.

  • Data view
    In the Subject row, select in the Data view column (in the example, select "Software service, operation, and site data") or select the Edit control to select dimensions and metrics for input to this report section.

    You can edit an optional Benchmark or Filter row similarly after you add one of them with the Add benchmark or Add filtering button.

  • Data source
    Select the data source in the Data sources list next to the Data views list.

  • Description

  • Join
    The type of join.

  • Top N
    To improve performance and speed up the report definition execution, you can limit the number of results (report rows) by entering the maximum number in the Select top items field. To include all results in the report, enter 0 (zero). The top elements are determined based on the dimension or metric selected as the sort key.

  • Sorting
    To sort your results by any dimension or metric in your report definition, select that dimension or metric in the Results sorting list. Additionally, select the sort order (Descending or Ascending).
    Use the Results sorting list to specify the data that you want to extract from the database. This setting determines what you see on the report. For example, you can use this setting to build a report for top 200 applications with the worst availability and display them in the descending order. Then you can sort your result on the report by other metric or dimension using table headers, use the Find box to search specific data, and navigate by browsing through numerous pages of the tabular report.

  • Delete
    Deletes the current row. You cannot delete the Subject row, which is required for each section.

  • Edit
    Expands the current row to show edit controls.

Dimensions, metrics, histogram

Use this section to navigate through the trees of dimensions and metrics you want to use as input for your report.

  • Use Search to list all matches to your search string. For example, switch to Metrics and search for availability to see all availability metrics.

Selected dimensions, selected metrics

This section lists the data that will be input for your report.