Adding collections

A collection comprises one or more collection items. A collection item can be a list of device classes, systems, groups, locations, or specific devices or components. A single collection may contain as many collection items as desired. A multi-graph report must contain at least one collection. Collections are shown in the Collections area of the report's Edit page.

To create a collection:
  1. In the Collections area of the multi-graph report Edit page, click the Action icon and select Add Collection. The Add a Collection dialog box appears.
  2. Enter a name for the collection, then click OK. The Multi-Graph Report Collection dialog box appears.
    Figure 130. Multi-Graph report collection
  3. In the Add To Collection area, select collection items to add to the collection:
    1. Select a value for Item Type. If you select either Device Class, System, Group, or Location, then you can select one or more of the organizers to include in the collection. If you select Specific Device/Component, you will be able to choose from a list of all the devices in the system. You can use the Filter field to narrow the selection process. Selecting one or more devices will display a list of component names that apply to the selected devices.
    2. Select a value for Include Suborganizers?. If true, the collection will also include all organizers recursively beneath the selected organizer. These collection items are dynamic, when devices are added or removed from the organizers, they will appear or disappear from the report.
  4. Click Add to Collection to create a new colleciton item for each of the selected organizers or specific device. The collection item appears in the Colllection Items area. If desired, you can re-order collection items. Their listed order determines the order in which the graphs are drawn, or the order that data is drawn on a combined graph.