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Grouping reports

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on Sep 12, 2016

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You can sort the report list into groups of reports by dragging one or more column headers into the grouping box. This allows you to quickly organize and display groups of reports that fall into very specific categories. For example, to group reports by category, drag the Category column header from the report list into the grouping box.

You can rearrange the report list into groups defined by items from the Category column, as shown below.


Groups change the report list into a series of nodes. There is a separate node for each unique item or category from the column that defines the grouping. The nodes are alphabetized, and each node is named by the column and category that defines the grouping.

For example, the Category column that defines the grouping in the example above includes three unique categories: Audit, Security, and Support. Grouping by the Category column creates three nodes: Category: Audit, Category: Security, and Category: Support. Opening a particular node displays only the reports associated with the particular grouping configuration.

You can group reports by any column header in the report list (such as Title, Category, Level, and Type). You can also create sub-groups to create parent-child hierarchies. For example, you could create a Category group and a Type sub-group.

Create a report group

To create a report group, decide which column defines the report groupings.


Next, drag the column header into the area above the Reports Title column. In this example, the Category header was dragged to the area above the Reports Title column. The report list now displays a separate node for each unique item that is in the column that is defining the grouping. The nodes are alphabetized and labeled for easy reference.


View the reports within a group

Click a node to display a list of reports that fall within that grouping. To close the node, click it again.

Create a sub-group

  1. Drag another column header into the Drag a column header here to group by that column area.


  2. Perform one of the following procedures.
    • Place the new column header above the existing header to have the new header act as the primary grouping. In the example shown above, the report list would be grouped by Level and then Type.
    • Place the new column header below the existing header to have the new header act as the secondary grouping. In the example shown above, the report list would be grouped by Type and then Level.

    The report list refreshes to display two levels of nodes: one level of nodes for the primary group, and one set of nodes for the secondary group.


  3. To view the reports within a particular grouping, click a higher-level group node, and then a sub-group node.

    The report list displays only those reports that apply to both groupings.

  4. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for each additional grouping you require.
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15:28, 12 Sep 2016