Understanding the StorageConsole Portal > Templates, Reports, and Dashboards Overview
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Templates, Reports, and Dashboards Overview
APTARE StorageConsole provides reports, templates, and dashboards to access the rich set of collected data.
Templates - Report templates provide the basis for all reports. APTARE StorageConsole comes packaged with a set of over 200 report templates, based on the StorageConsole products you’ve licensed. These templates are designed to provide a meaningful display of data, supporting business solutions for your enterprise. Users also can create custom templates using the SQL Template Designer or the Dynamic Template Designer.
APTARE periodically publishes new or updates to system report templates and automatically pushes them to their appropriate folders. This provides instant access to new and improved report templates without waiting for a formal StorageConsole release. These new and updated templates are badged with a NEW or UPDATED icon to provide a visual alert that templates are available. For new system templates, the Super User must then enable new reports in the privileges for individuals or user groups. See Enabling New Product Report Templates and About Badging.
Cloud Templates - APTARE periodically publishes new report templates and makes them available through the Cloud section in the Reports tab. You can run reports directly from the Cloud, preview the data, and if you like report, save the template locally. Once saved, Cloud templates work exactly like out-of-the-box templates, except these are connected to the Cloud, so when APTARE introduces improvements, your Cloud templates can also be updated if you choose to do so. Users with cloud privileges, will see a NEW badge on the Cloud section when new user report templates are introduced.
Reports - Reports are generated from templates, with a scope selector that enables you to define the data set to be included in the output. A saved report includes the selected scope. Several reports can use the same template. Reports always have a template associated with them. You can quickly see this connection on the Reports tab. This allows you to map back to the original template if you’d like to make changes.
Dashboards - Create your own dashboards by running reports and dragging them into a Dashboard window. Dashboards enable you to combine several reports into a single-pane view. Once constructed, you can customize the row height and determine if report headers are shown. See Working with Dashboards.