When entering the Information Center of either HRT or CET, you
will be presented the main page. This page gives you an outline
of all the reports you currently have in your possession. I.e. you
see all the reports you either created yourself or you received from
other IC users. The reports are organized in a folder structure:
The main page is the central entry point allowing you to create
new report, to structure them using folders, to share them with
other users or to schedule them for automatic report execution (see
the section describing the
functionality for more details). This help page describes the IC
main page and explains its main features.
As shown in the above screenshot, the main page
consists of two parts. On the left hand side, there is a list of
folders. Folders can be used to organize reports and are especially
useful if you have to deal with a large amount of reports. The main
part of the window is occupied by the list of reports. The list
always shows all the reports that are part of the currently selected
Working with reports and folders is very
similar to how the report folder for stored reports is used:
Please have a look at the
page describing the "Stored Reports Folder"
to get a detailed description
of the specific folder/report organisation features.
The tool bar gives you access to all the functionality available
on the Information Center main page. This section briefly describes
the functionality behind all currently available tool bar buttons.
||Creates a new report.
Clicking this button creates a new report in the
currently opened folder. You are prompted to provide a
name and a description.
||Opens the selected report in the
report editor. In the report editor, you can
change the definition of a report.
||Deletes the currently
selected report or folder. Please pay attention when
deleting a folder! All sub folders and reports contained
by the deleted folder will also be deleted and
||Displays the help pages for the Information
Center (this description - you are currently reading -
is part of them).
||Allows to rename the
currently selected report or folder. Upon a click on
this button, you have the possibility to change the name a report or a folder.
||Clones the currently selected report.
||Executes the currently
selected report in a new window.
||Allows you to edit the scheduling settings
for the selected report. If no scheduling settings exist
so far, new settings will be automatically created.
||Opens a dialog that enables you to
send the selected report to another Information
Center user or to an entire group of users by specifying
an organic unit as send target (see the
report sending section for
||Shares a folder with other users. Note that the
other users get write as well as read
access to all reports therein. This functionality is
meant for shared maintenance of reports. It is
not meant for publishing of reports to end users.
Also note that subfolders are not automatically shared.
All the actions that are possible by using the buttons of the
toolbar are also available using the context menu which exists for
the folders and the reports:
On the left, you see the context menu which is
available for the folders. It corresponds exactly to the same as
used inside of the Stored Reports Folder and is not further
discussed here. On the right hand side, the context menu which is
available for each IC report is shown. The different available
options correspond to the buttons of the toolbar. In addition there
are two more options:
The option "Change Description" allows you to
change the description of a report and the entry "Check Performance"
launches the report execution in analysis mode. I.e. that it is
checked how well the report is likely to perform against the used
ORACLE database. The performance check feature is offered as an
indication for the report developer. A bad performance may require
the addition of filters (dynamic or static conditions).