Report prompts

When you run a report, a Prompts window opens, which includes a list of prompts that are associated with the report and values that you can associate with the prompts. These values control the type of data that is included in the report and the time period for which data is collected for the report. Prompts are often required to run a report. If a prompt is optional, it is indicated next to the prompt.

If you do not specify a prompt value, a default value is applied. For example, all devices are included in reports unless you provide prompt values that filter the data to include devices that meet your specifications.

The following prompts might apply to a report depending on the report type:

Report prompts

Prompt

Description

Action Classification

The action by which you want devices classified.
For example, you might want to see the data reported by deployment, notification, snapshot, or some other action.

Action Name

The device action (or actions) that you want included in the report.
For example, you might want to report on adding a new server to the pool, assign a target, or other actions.

Business Service

The business service relationship state (All or Null) of the devices that you want included in the report.
For example, you might want to report on all devices that have a business service relationship.

Configuration

The device configuration (or configurations) that you want shown in the report.
For example, you might want the report to include IAD dis dsp-ability, IOS vlan.dat, MAC Table, or some other configurations.

Device Category

The category (or categories) of devices that you want included in the report.
For example, you might want to report on Routers, Switches, Wireless Devices, or other categories of devices.

Device Status

The status (online or offline) of devices that you want included in the report.
For example, you might want to report on offline devices.

Device Type

The type (or types) of devices that you want included in the report.
For example, you might want to report on a specific switch made by a particular vendor, or some other device type.

Dimension Name

The focus on which you want data reported.
For example, you might want to see the data reported by Device Category, Vendor, or some other focus.

Drift Type

The type (or types) of configuration drift that you want included in the report.
For example, you might want to see data on devices with Running vs. Startup drift.

Dynamic Field

The field (or fields) for which devices are to included in the report.
For example, you might want to report on devices for a location, a business service, or some other field.

Job Approval Type

The job approval type for which approved device-related jobs are to be included in the report. These job approval types are the names that were used in BMC Network Automation. For example, you might have names such as admin_approval or bcan_approval.

Point of Time

The point in time for which you want data included in the report.
For example, if you select End of Yesterday, the report displays the latest data as of the end of the day yesterday.

Realm

The realms (or realms) for which devices are to be included in the report.
For example, you might want to report on devices in the core network, technical support, or some other realm.

Role

The BMC Network Automation role (or roles) for which devices are to be included in the report. Only devices to which users with those roles have access appear in the report.
For example, you might want to include only devices to which users assigned to the Author role have access.

Rule Set Name

The rule set (or sets) for which you want to include compliance data in the report.
For example, you might want to view compliance data for CIS PIX 2.0, CISCO SDM, or some other rule set.

Rule

The rule (or rules) in the specified rule set (or sets) for which you want to include compliance data in the report.
For example, if you specified the CIS PIX 2.0 rule set, you might want to view compliance data for Require Logging Trap Severity Level, Require System Logging, or some other rule.

Site Name

The BMC Network Automation sites for which you want to show data in reports in case of centralized reporting. You can select more than one sites at a time (except in case of Regulatory reports).
Note: This prompt also displays the sites which are disabled. For a disabled site, the reports show data only till the last ETL run before it was disabled.

Time Period

Specifies the time period over which you want data included in the report.
For example, if you select Last 30 days, the report displays data for the last 30 days.

Time Range

Specifies the time period for the report content. The current month is not included in the time range.
For example, if you select Last 3 months, the report displays data for the last 3 months, not including the current month.

Vendor

The vendor (or vendors) for which devices are to be included in the report.
For example, you might want to report on Juniper devices.

Violation Type

The violation type for which devices are to be included in the job.
For example, you might want to report on devices with no configuration or you might want to report on devices with no violations.

Related topic

Running and viewing reports

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