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How to Create a Linked Report in Service Manager

Updated: December 1, 2010

Applies To: System Center Service Manager 2010 SP1

You can use the following procedure in System Center Service Manager 2010 to create a linked report.

A linked report is a shortcut to a report—it is similar to a program shortcut on your desktop. A linked report is derived from publicly defined reports from any management pack. A linked report retains some of the original report's properties, such as the report layout. Other properties of the linked report, such as parameters and subscriptions, can be different from the original report.

To create a linked report

  1. In the Reporting view, select the report you want to use as the basis for the linked report, and then, in the Tasks pane, click Run Report.

  2. In the Report window, click Save as Linked Report in the Task pane.

  3. Type a name and an optional description for the new linked report.

  4. Select a management pack for the linked report.

  5. Click Select Folder, and then select the folder in which you want to save the report.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Close the report.

After the next data warehouse synchronization, the new linked report is displayed in the folder where you saved it. For information on scheduling a data warehouse synchronization job, see How to Schedule a Data Warehouse Job (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=194438).

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You might have to close and reopen the console after the synchronization job is complete to see the report.

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