Creating and running reports

A report is simply the association of one filter, or one view, or one of each, and a target computer group. You cannot have two or more filters or views in the same report. If you run a report on a single computer, you must use a view - you cannot use a filter.

The output of a report depends on whether or not it includes a view. If the report has no view (just a filter), the output is the list of computers that satisfy the filter criteria. If the report contains a view, the output is the list of computers in the target computer group, and the values of the properties contained in the view.

You need to set up your filters and views before you can include them in a report. If necessary, you can create a new filter or view as you set up your new report.