Report parameters dialog box

Updated in 8.7

In the Report Parameters dialog box, you can specify parameters for a report that you want to generate. Most reports require some parameters: a start and end date, grouping, sorting, and other kind of parameters. Generally speaking, the set of parameters listed in the Report Parameters dialog box depends on a particular report. However, pre-configured reports have some common parameters. The most frequent of these are listed below.

  • Group By - the characteristic for grouping data in the report. For example, computers can be grouped by category, component or type. If you do not want the report data to be grouped, select No grouping.

  • Group Items - the characteristic for displaying specific group items in the report. By default, all items are displayed in the report.

  • Date Field - the characteristic for displaying date fields in the report. For example, you can choose to display creation dates or last audit dates for a Chromebook Inventory List report.

  • Date Range - the time span displayed by the report. You can choose a predetermined period from the list:

    Date / Datetime Parameter Description

    Today

    The current day. For example, at 12:00 on August 1, you generate a "Discovered Installations List" report using the Today parameter. The resulting list shows all Discovered Installations completed during the current day: between midnight (00:00:00) and your current time, noon (12:00:00), on August 1.

    This week

    A timeframe from the beginning of the current week to the ending of the current week (the current date and timer). For "Discovered Installations List", a parameter for This week returns records discovered between the Monday at midnight to the current day and time.

    Last 7 days

    A timeframe between midnight on the first day 7 days ago and the current date and time.

    Last week

    A timeframe between the beginning of the previous week and the ending of the previous week (last calendar day). It does not include up to the present day. For "Discovered Installations List", if you choose the Last week parameter on Tuesday August 11, it returns records discovered between the Sunday August 2 (00:00) up until Sunday August 9 (00:00).

    Last 14 days

    A timeframe between midnight on the first day 14 days ago and the current date and time.

    This month

    A timeframe from the beginning of the current month to the current date and time.

    Last 30 days

    A timeframe between midnight on the first day 30 days ago and the current date an time.

    Last month

    A timeframe between midnight on the first day one full month ago and the ending of the previous month (the last calendar day).

    This year

    A timeframe from the beginning of the current year up to the current date and time.

    Last year

    A timeframe between midnight on the first day one full year ago and the and the ending of the previous year (the last calendar day).