Filters let you customize
reports to include only the information that meets specific
criteria. You can filter on any field that is available for the
report category, including fields that you do not want to include
on the report.
For example, if you want
to create a report that lists jobs that ran on the media server
named Test Server, you can set up the following filter:
Since the report lists
all jobs that ran on Test Server, the Media Server field does not
need to display on the report. However, you might consider adding
the media server name to the report name.
To set filters for custom reports
On the navigation bar,
In the tree view, click
In the reports list,
click the report that you want to filter.
On the task pane, click
On the properties pane,
under Report Definition, click Filters.
Complete the options as
Show advanced fields
Check Show advanced
fields to see all of the fields that are available for
filtering. By default, only the most common fields display.
Select the field on which you want to filter.
Select the appropriate operator for this filter. Operators
determine how the field name and the value are linked.
The following operators are available in Backup
Exec, but the list that displays varies depending on the type of
field you selected in Field name:
= (Equal). The field name must equal the value.
<> (Not Equal). The field name must not equal the
> (Greater Than). The field name must be larger than the
>= (Greater Than or Equal). The field name must be larger
than or equal to the value.
< (Less Than). The field name must be smaller than the
<= (Less Than or Equal). The field name must be smaller or
equal to the value.
$ (Contains). The field name contains the text entered in the
NOT$ (Contains). The field name does not contain the text
entered in the Value field.
IN LAST. A date or time window that is relative to the time that
you create the report. This operator defines dates and times prior
to the time when the report is created. This operator is available
only for date and time fields.
If you enter hours in the Value field you receive more specific
results than if you enter days. The Day value is calculated
beginning at midnight (00:00) yesterday and ending at the time when
the report runs.
For example, if you enter 1 day in the Value field and the
report runs at 23:59 today, the report includes results for the
last 47 hours and 59 minutes. However, if you enter 24 hours, you
receive information for exactly 24 hours prior to the time when the
IN NEXT. A date or time window that is relative to the time that
you create the report. This operator defines dates and times after
the time when the report is created. For example, to find backup
jobs that are scheduled to occur during the next three days, select
this operator, and then enter 3 days in the Value field. This is
available only for date and time fields.
Type or select the value on which you want to filter. The type
of value that you can enter varies depending on the type of field
name that you select. For example, if you select Next Due Date in
the Field name, Backup Exec displays date and time values.