How to Create a New Configuration Manager Report

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

New reports in Configuration Manager 2007 can be created by specifying the report properties or by cloning an existing report where the properties from the source report are used to create the new report. Use the following procedure to create a new report by specifying the report properties.

Procedure

To create a new report

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Reporting / Reports.

  2. Right-click Reports, point to New, and then click Report to open the New Report Wizard.

  3. On the General page, specify the following:

    • Name: Specifies the name of the report. The report name must be unique within the report category. This is a required setting.

    • Category: Specifies the category for the report. Categories are case sensitive and, unless a new category is being created for the report, it is recommended that the category be selected from the Category drop-down list. This is a required setting.

    • Display in Computer Details: Specifies whether the report will appear on the Computer Details page of Report Viewer. This setting is available only to reports that have one or no report prompts configured.

    • Comment: Specifies a description for the report. This setting helps to describe the purpose of the report. This is an optional setting.

    • SQL statement: Specifies the SQL statement used to retrieve the report data. Click Edit SQL Statement to create the SQL statement that will retrieve the desired data. For more information about creating SQL statements for reports, see SQL Statement Reference. This is a required setting.

    • Click Prompts to create a report prompt that requests from the user to enter a value for a required parameter prior to running the report. For example, a report that retrieves hardware inventory for a given computer would prompt the user for the computer name prior to running the report. Click OK, click OK, and then click Next.

  4. On the Display page, configure whether the data in the report is automatically updated and whether to provide a chart for the report, and then click Next.

  5. On the Links page, and then specify one of the following:

    • No Link: Specifies that a link is not configured.

    • Link to another report: Specifies that a link to another report is configured. Click Select to specify the target report from the Select Report dialog box. If the target report requires prompts, you must specify the column from the source report that will be used to provide the data for each prompt in the target report. To configure the column, double-click a prompt, type the column number in the Column text box, and then click OK.

    • Link to Computer Details: Specifies that a link to computer details is configured. The source report must contain a column that contains the computer name. In the Computer name column text box, specify the column that contains the computer name.

    • Link to Status Message Details: Specifies that a link to status message details is configured. The source report must contain a column that specifies a status message record ID. In the Record ID column text box, specify the column that contains the status record ID.

    • Link to URL: Specifies that a link to a URL resource is configured. Specify the URL in the URL text box.

  6. Click OK.