The New LabStats - Reports
Posted by ShaNeil Harada on 15 June 2015 09:30 AM
Please keep in mind that we may change existing reports or add new ones in order to better provide the information that is needed.
Our Reports section consists of various tables, comparisons, and summaries.
To facilitate ease of use, report settings are selected through a simple question / answer format. Keep in mind that each report may have slightly different options available depending on the goal of the report. Here are a few options you may see.
Simply click on each link to see your options. The date range link will allow you to set the Start Date and End Date either manually or by selecting the date on a calendar.
If you would like to run the report across a schedule you have set (see our schedules document for more information), click on the ‘Using No Schedule’ link and select the schedule from the drop down box.
You can report on all logins, or select specific Login Tags to include or exclude. You can also select individual groups and/or station tags to report on. If you see an “Excluding application information” link, this means that by default no applications are selected for the report but you can click on the link to select either an individual application or an application tag.
You can also choose to “Show All Fields” or to break the report down into just what you are looking for (Login, Station, or Application related data).
In an effort to be transparent about what we are reporting and to help users to understand what they are seeing, we have included a column that identifies how we obtained each piece of information. For the items such as Recorded Stations that list a variable (F) this information is gathered from the database based on the Report Criteria entered.
Other items such as “Percent Stations Recorded” show a calculation (F/G) to show exactly how the result was obtained. Some reports, such as the Summary Report, will display a Sampling Summary which shows information about how much of the total population of stations and users the data actually applies to.
Below the Sampling Summary you will see the actual data reported for the specified criteria (date range, groups, etc). If you use a schedule, the data will be broken into separate blocks for each Time Block in the schedule. If you do not use a schedule you will see the data combined into an “All Day” time block.
Application, Station and Login tags can be organized into tag groups. You can report across these tag groups using the Enumeration reports. This gives you a quick and easy comparison of usage for each tag in a tag group. This is great for comparing User tags such as Sophomore vs. Junior vs. Senior or Station tags such as OSX vs Windows.
Many reports can also be exported in Excel format.