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Using the Report Metric

Using the metric report in the Report Center is a quick way to see:

·If you are reaching goals or targets that you want to reach. For example, emails being sent internally.

·If there are issues within your environment that may need investigation. For example, incoming spam email.

The data is a gauge, as shown below. The gauge helps you see if you are reaching your target or limit. Thus giving you insight into whether you are on course for a goal, or if you need to take action for your limits.

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NOTE: Your data sources need to be a numerical value. If you are looking for a report with information about departments, locations, license names, etc., select another report type. Check out this Report Center article for more information

Let us look at an example.

 

Report Example: How many Teams meetings did we have in the last 30 days?

For example, if your organization hopes to have a certain number of Teams meetings within the month. To see a gauge related to the status of your target:

1.Open the Nova Report Center and create a new report.

2.Add a title and a description, if necessary.

3.Click Metrics.

4.For your data source, click Azure AD Users.

5.For select chart type, click Gauge.

6.For select operator, click Sum.

7.For choose applied to, select Meeting count (30 days) under the Teams User Activity Aggregate category.

8.Set your minimum and maximum numbers. Your maximum number in this example should be the number of Teams meetings you are targeting within your tenant within the previous month.

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NOTE: You may need to increase your maximum value to show your data.

9.Ensure the Reverse Colors checkbox is selected.

10.Close the section. Your report should now appear as a section.

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Report Example: How many spam emails are we receiving?

Perhaps you are looking to get a clear metric on how many spam emails are coming in to your tenant, with a limit on what is acceptable. This metric gives a clear image on whether this limit is being reached. To create it:

1.Open the Nova Report Center and create a new report.

2.Add a title and a description, if necessary.

3.Click Metrics.

4.For your data source, click Office 365 Mail Traffic.

5.For select chart type, click Gauge.

6.For select operator, click Count.

7.For choose applied to, select Inbound Spam Content Filtered under the Office 365 Mail Traffic category.

8.Set your minimum and maximum numbers. Your maximum number in this example should be the number of spam emails your administrator deems as acceptable.

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NOTE: You may need to increase your maximum value to show your data.

9.Ensure the Reverse Colors checkbox is not selected.

10.Close the section. Your report should now appear as a section.

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Using Tables in Nova Report Center

Tables are the best method to view a wide variety of data within one report. Unlike the other report types in the Report Center, tables allow you to view multiple fields with data that you select to suit your needs.

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Filtering in your reports can give you more specific results which could give you the exact information that you need quickly. Find out about this, including how to filter between dates, here.

You can also sort certain data fields by ascending or descending order.

You can limit the amount of data results within your table. To do this, set your offset and limit to suit your needs. Enable paging allows you to page your data results, for example in 10, 25 or 100 results per page. Disabling this feature gives you all of the results in one page.

 

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NOTE: Having paging enabled or disabled will not affect your download of your report; all data results will be listed within one table in your downloaded table.

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Table report examples can be found below:

Office 365 Spam and Malware

License Utilization

OneDrive Usage

Search within QTD/YTD parameters

Filtering Table Data in Nova

There are three ways that tabular (table) data can be filtered in Nova.

Filtering the Table

If you have a large report Nova might indicate that there are too many results to display them, like this:

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Other times you might just want a subset of users, for example if you want users beginning with the letter D.

In these situations you can filter the data, by:

1.Clicking on ‘Add Filter'

2.Choosing an appropriate field, like ‘Display Name'.

3.Choosing an operator like ‘Contains' or ‘Begins with'

4.Entering the filter or search criteria.

 

You can see how to do it in this short video.

 

Global Filtering

You can also do a global filter on a report to provide some helpful filtering to a user of the report.

To do this you:

1.Click ‘Add report filters' at the top of the report

2.Click ‘Add filter'

3.Give the filter a name.

4.Click on ‘Add condition'

5.Enter the filter criteria, for example ‘Display Name', ‘contains', ‘Dan'.

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Now at the top of the report you will see the filter, and it can be applied at any time, and can also be disabled at any time; giving you extra flexibility.

Here is how a simple report might be customized.  Not filtered:

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Filtered:

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Searching/Filtering Afterwards

On table data in Nova you will also see filter/search boxes at the top of each column, so, on an existing report you can quickly filter a working report to show just people in the Sales department for example:

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And you can do that on any of the fields, or combine them to give you everyone in Sales in a particular country/region.

Filtering Examples

Check out some examples on how to filter your tables below:

Date filtering

Using Text in Nova Report Center

You may need some overall context for the section(s) in your report for the report to make sense to new viewers. The text feature within the Report Center is a great method to help you expand on any additional information for either your report as a whole or for individual sections.

 

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There are a range of features you can use when creating your text section. These include but are not limited to:

·adding hyperlinks to words or phrases. Add additional links to external information.

·use headers to highlight different sections.

·use numbered lists or bullet points.

There is no character limit, so insert as much information as you need into your text section.

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