Using the Performance Management Viewer
The Report Layout
Once the you have chosen to run the report, the entire report is displayed. The typical layout of a PM Viewer report consists of the parameters section (described in the previous section), the Graph Section (if the report has been created using graph(s)), the Table Section (there is only one table per report), and the Related Information Section section, and a Generic Section.
The PM Viewer offers the flexibility to either include or not include graphs. If the report developer opts to include graphs, there can be up to six graphs displayed in a report (the current release allows you to display only the first graph in a report).
If the report is a standard, view-by report, the x-axis is the view-by that you select at run time, which is also the first column in the table.
If the report does not contain the view-by option, the x-axis is based on the first column of the report.
The graph may also contain a title and a y-axis label to more clearly define the graph.
The table represents the central point of the report. There is always a table in a PM Viewer report. To better understand the table and its respective features, this section is divided into the two available report formats: the standard report, and the no view-by report.
Standard Report: If the report is a standard, view-by report, the first column will be the dimension level that you select to run the report by. This column also allows for drill-down on the dimension hierarchy, and is hyperlinked if there is a dimension level to drill down to.
For example, if the report has the Time dimension (with year, quarter, and month as the available levels) as a parameter, and you select to run the report by year, the first column shows the year(s) and is hyperlinked so that you can drill down to the quarter level.
If the report contains a performance measure, then there is both an actual and a target variance for the measure. There can also be a variance column calculating the difference (whether in absolute value or in percentage) between the actual and the target columns.