Setting up advanced formatting for a grid view of a custom report
You can set up advanced formatting for the grid view of the custom report that you create or modify. The Advanced Formatting tab lets you set up a formatting template that applies HTML tagging to appropriate cells or rows in the report results. For example, in a computer disk space report you might want to highlight all the computers that have less than a specified minimum free space remaining. You can create a template that formats the relevant rows with a bright yellow background and uses bold text in the Free Space cell.
The process for setting up advanced formatting includes creating formatting rules for the appropriate result columns. For each formatting rule you need to specify the HTML tagging that the rule applies to the results. If the formatting rule is conditional on some data values, you need to specify the appropriate conditions. For example, in a computer disk space report, you may want to apply the formatting rule only to computers that have less than a specified minimum free space remaining. The rule would be conditional on the Free Space value being less than a specified amount.
To set up advanced formatting for a grid view of a custom report
In the Symantec Management Console, on the Reports menu, click All Reports.
In the left pane, select the report that you want to modify.
On the Report Name page, in the upper right corner, click Edit.
On the Views tab, in the Advanced Formatting tab, do one of the following:
To create a new rule
In the Rule Order panel, click Add.
To modify an existing rule
In the Rule Order panel, select the rule.
In the Rule Name box, type the rule name.
In the Format Type drop-down list, select the appropriate type.
HTML Template is currently the only option.
In the Applies To drop-down list, select the appropriate option:
The HTML formatting in the template applies to the entire grid row.
The HTML formatting in the template applies to the selected column only.
Each data column in the report results is listed. If the report results include items, the ItemGUID column is also available. This column is hidden from all views, but is included in the query results.
If you want to set conditions on the formatting rule, check Conditional.
When Conditional is checked, the Condition panel is shown. The Condition panel lets you set conditions for the formatting rule.