Garth’s guideline for creating web reports.

1)     Follow the KISS principal

2)     Always use the views not the tables for your SQL queries

3)     Keep report to a 4-5 columns

4)     Try to limit the number of views used within each SQL query

5)     Keep the drill through column as the first column

6)     Try to link reports as: Count of ?, List of ?, Computer Details

7)     For each item you add to your sms_def.mof add/create the corresponding web reports.

8)     Backup your SQL queries!!!

9)     Limit the use of v_R* views

10) Publish as many queries as possible

11) Grant access to all of your web reports to your IT team, particularly management!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *