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Report Window

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Report Window

The Report window is used to create, edit, print, and run a report. In generating accurate reports, the window can be used in two ways; Define Report is used to create and define the report, and Run Report is used to view the results of the report from the selected collection. These two uses can be toggled back and forth with the Define Report and Run Report buttons in the Toolbar. The Menu and Toolbar remains constant for both uses; however, the various details of the report differ by the report type.

Enterprise mode is required to save reports. Free mode users can create and run reports, but do not have the ability to save.

For instructions on creating reports, please see the following topics:

Creating Basic Reports

Creating a Report from a Collection

Creating SQL Reports

Define Report (Basic, From Collection, and SQL)

All report types are created and edited in the Report window using Define Report. This window contains the Menu and Toolbar, the collection source, and report definitions. The options available in the report definitions depend on the report type selected. A Basic Report and a Report from Collection includes tabs for Columns, Filters, and Auto Reports. A SQL Report includes tabs for SQL and Auto Reports. The Columns, Filters, and SQL tabs are used to specify the data included in the report, and the Auto Reports tab is used to determine whether reports are automatically run on a schedule (Enterprise mode required for Auto Reports). You can also manage aspects of reports on the main console. For information about managing and editing reports see Managing Reports.

Basic Report and Report from Collection

SQL Report

Run Report (All report types)

After a report has been defined, the results of the reports are viewed in the Report window using Run Report. With run report, you can change the collection on which the report will run, sort the various columns, print, and even save to a variety of file types for use in other programs. For more information, see Running Reports.

Report Window Menu and Toolbar

The File, Edit, Computer, Tools, and Help menus provide commands and controls for the report. The Toolbar provides the ability to toggle between defining the report and running the report as well as other quick, context-sensitive access to selected commands.

The following table provides quick reference details for each command.

Menu

Command

Icon

Key Command

Description

File

New Collection from Report

 

Creates a new dynamic collection from the report.

Save

Ctrl+S

Saves report.

Save As

 

Ctrl+Shift+S

Saves report as another report.

Define Report

Ctrl+F8

Switches to Define report.

Run Report

F5

Switches to Run report and runs the report.

Select Collection Source

Alt+Shift+C

Selects a collection for the report to run against.

Attach Auto Reports

 

Attaches the report to auto reports.

Export

Ctrl+E

Exports the report.

Save Data to File

Ctrl+Alt+S

Saves data from the active page to .csv, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .html, or .xps formats.

Print Preview

Ctrl+P

Print Preview.

Close

 

Ctrl+W

Closes the Report window.

Edit

Cut

Ctrl+X

Cuts the selected item.

Copy

Ctrl+C

Copies the selected item.

Paste

Ctrl+V

Pastes the selected item.

Move Up

Alt+Shift+Up

Moves the selected item up.

Move Down

Alt+Shift+Down

Moves the selected item down.

Delete

Del

Deletes the selected item.

Select All/Select None

Ctrl+A

Selects or deselects all items in a list or field.

Computer

View Computer Details

Ctrl+O

Select to view a page from the list of all inventory components.

Scan Computers

F6
(Standard or default profile only)

Scans the computer in the active Computer window using a prebuilt or custom scan profile. Select from all available profiles.

Tools

Event Viewer

Ctrl+Alt+E

Opens the Microsoft Event Viewer.

Manage with MMC

Ctrl+Alt+M

Opens the Microsoft Computer Management Console.

PDQ Deploy

Ctrl+Alt+D

Opens the “Select PDQ Deploy Package” window within PDQ Deploy to initiate a deployment on the selected PDQ Inventory computer(s) or collection(s).

Reboot/Shutdown

Ctrl+Alt+B

Opens the Reboot/Shutdown window for the selected computer(s) or collection(s).

Remote Assist

Ctrl+Alt+A

Opens the Windows Remote Assistance window.

Run Command

Ctrl+Alt+C

Opens the Run Command window for the selected computer(s) or collection(s).

Remote Desktop

Ctrl+Alt+R

Opens the Windows Remote Desktop window.

VNC

Ctrl+Alt+V

Opens the VNC remote control viewer.

Wake

Ctrl+Alt+W

Opens the Wake-on-LAN window for the selected computer(s) or collection(s).

Open ADMIN$ Share

 

Ctrl+Alt+O

Opens the ADMIN$ share on the remote computer.

Customize

 

Opens Tools Menu tab of the Tools page of the Main Console for customization of this menu.

Help

User Guide

F1

Opens the PDQ Inventory help window.

PDQ.com Website

 

 

Opens the PDQ.com website.

Buy Enterprise License

 

 

Opens the PDQ.com “Purchase Licenses” web page.

Check for Update

 

 

Opens the Check for Update window with information and download options about available updates.

Open Remote Repair

 

Ctrl+Tilde

Opens the PDQ.com Remote Repair utility.

Open Elevated Command Prompt

 

Opens a Command Prompt to be Run as Administrator. (Enterprise mode required to launch from within PDQ Inventory)

Open Elevated PowerShell Prompt

 

Opens PowerShell Prompt to be Run as Administrator. (Enterprise mode required to launch from within PDQ Inventory)

Support

 

 

Opens the different support web pages available from Admin Arsenal. Choose between Feedback & Support and Support Forums.

About PDQ Inventory

 

 

Opens the About PDQ Inventory window that shows the currently installed version and license mode.

 

 

 

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