How to create Custom Reports?
The Custom Reports Wizard allows you to create or edit a custom report. You can access the Custom Reports Wizard from the Configuration Settings.
 
The Custom Reports wizard will guide you through the following steps to create or edit a custom report. During edit operation, however, the custom report name and its object category cannot be modified.
 

Step 1: Object Selection

        

  1. Select an object from the list of objects. You can select only one object from the list. The selected object will be the "Object Category" of the custom report. Also, you will be able to select fields only from reports pertaining to the object selected in this step. However, you can always come back to this step and select another object. Note that doing so will remove all fields selected earlier.
  2. Click Next to proceed to the next step. You may Click Back button anytime to come back to a previous step.
Step 2: Field Selection
 
Overview:

The fields (attributes) pertaining to the selected object will be displayed under General and All categories. The list of fields shown as tabs in Active Directory console and schema will be displayed under 'General' and 'All' tabs respectively.

          

When 'All' tab is selected, the list of domain controllers in the Configuration Settings is populated as shown below. You can select any attribute in AD schema of the desired domain controller. If a domain controller is not connected in Configuration Settings, then the corresponding domain controller needs to be authenticated in the Connect to domain controller dialog.

          

Connect to domain controller


          

Right click on corresponding domain controller provides options such as 'Connect' or 'Refresh' to connect to the domain controller again and retrieve the attributes afresh.

Right click on the area other than domain controller node in 'All' category, presents 'Configuration Settings' and 'Refresh' options. These options can be used to launch Configuration Settings and refresh the list of domain controllers respectively.

Steps:
          
  1. To select fields from a report, click on the desired field in the list of Available Fields, and then click button.
  2. To remove selected fields, click on the desired field in the list of Selected Fields, and then click button.
  3. You can use the arrow buttons to order the selected fields. To move a field up by one position in the list of selected fields click button. To move a field down by one position in the list of selected fields click button.
  4. To choose fields from another report, select the desired report from the Report Name drop-down list, and then perform the above mentioned steps.
  5. Click Next to proceed to the next Step.  
Step 3: Report Criteria (Optional)

         
This step allows you to apply report criteria by specifying conditions for filtering report data.
 
  1. To set a criteria for the report, click Edit Criteria.
  2. The Report Criteria window shows up on screen. Select a field, an operator, and specify a value for the condition. Click Add to Filter button to add the filter condition. The Report Criteria windows is show below:


     
  3. Click OK to apply the criteria to the report.
  4. The applied report criteria would be displayed as shown below:


     
  5. Click Next to proceed to the next Step.  
Step 4: Save Report

         
  1. Enter a name and description for the custom report.
  2. Click Finish to save the custom report.