3 Using the Cisco Service Control Application Reporter

3 Using the Cisco Service Control Application Reporter
CH A P T E R
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Using the Cisco Service Control Application
Reporter
This chapter explains how to use the Cisco Service Control Application Reporter (SCA Reporter) GUI,
which includes navigating and configuring.
Navigating in the Reporter: Views
You can navigate to template groups, report templates, and report instances in the Templates view. When
you select an item in the Templates view, the Properties view shows its properties.
You can add the report instances that are used frequently to favorites and view them in the Favorites view
When you generate a report, a report view opens. The Hierarchy view displays a hierarchy of all the chart
items included in the report and the Properties view shows the chart display properties of the report. To
view the report instance properties, select the report instance in the Templates view. If necessary, you
can locate the report instance that generated the report by choosing the drop-down menu item Go to
report.
Each report view has the name of the report instance that generated the view. For example, a report may
be named Global Bandwidth per Service #1. You can rename the report instance in the Templates or
Favorites view.
By default, each report view shows the chart of the report. You can view the raw data by clicking the
Table tab.
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Viewing Menu Items, page 3-1
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Configuring Properties, page 3-2
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Properties View, page 3-3
Viewing Menu Items
The GUI has a drop-down menu for each view, which displays all available actions for that view. Some
commonly used actions have icons for easy navigation.
The GUI also has a popup menu for each view. Right-click the tab of a view, and select an option to
personalize the layout of the SCA Reporter window. Some of the available actions are:
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Detached—Detach a view and move it over the SCA Reporter window
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Move—Move a view or a tab group
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Size—Change the size of a pane
Configuring Properties
Before generating a report, you can modify the values of the report instance properties. The new values
are saved and applied the next time the report is generated.
You can also modify the values of chart display properties. For chart display properties, the value is
applied at once.
Types of properties include:
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No Value—When no value is assigned, (not set) is displayed. Mandatory properties that have no
default value display as
(not set).
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Free Text—You can enter any text string.
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Boolean—The value toggles between True and False.
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Date—Click the
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Single Choice—Click the
Note
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icon to open a Choose Date and Time dialog box.
icon to open a drop-down menu.
If there are less than five items in the list, a drop-down menu opens. If there are five or more
items, a list box opens
Multiple Choice—Click the
checked.
icon to open a dialog box where more than one value can be
The icons of the Multiple Choice dialog box are described in Table 3-1.
Table 3-1
Icon
Note
Multiple Choice Dialog Box Options
Option
Description
Select All
Select all values.
Invert Selection
Uncheck the checked boxes and check the
unchecked.
Select None
Uncheck all boxes.
Cancel
Exit the Multiple Choice dialog box without
saving.
OK
Save and exit the Multiple Choice dialog box.
Some properties are mutually exclusive. The properties From the last number of hours and Starting
after date and time cannot both be implemented, even if both are selected.
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Therefore, if you want to define the time frame to begin at a specified time, select Starting after date.
Even if From the last number of hours is also chosen, the report time frame will be according to the
date and time values.
Properties View
The Properties view always shows the properties of the item that is selected in the view in focus. You
can control how the properties are displayed by clicking on one of the following buttons:
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(Show Categories)—To view the properties with or without their categories
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(Show Advanced Properties)—To view all properties or only basic properties
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(Restore Default Value)—To reset a selected property to its default value:
– When a property is optional, it is unset.
– When a property is mandatory and has a default value, it is reset to the default value.
– When a property is mandatory and does not have a default value, the value is not changed.
To change the value of a property, select the property and reconfigure it (see How to Configure the
Properties of a Report Instance, page 4-5 and Configuring the Properties of a Chart Display, page 5-11).
Then re-execute the report instance so that the new report will appear with the new configuration.
The following example uses the “Package Bandwidth per Service” report template.
How to Change the Display of Properties in the Properties View
Step 1
In the Templates view, select a report template and create a report instance.
The Properties view displays the report instance properties.
By default, the property categories are displayed and advanced properties are not displayed.
Step 2
Click
(Show Categories).
The display of property categories is toggled off.
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Step 3
Click
(Show Advanced Properties).
All properties are displayed.
Step 4
Click
(Show Categories).
The display of property categories is toggled on.
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