Monday, December 9, 2013

SCCM AI General License Reconciliation Report Part 2

Continue from the previous post, I’ll show how to modify the out of the box report (License 15A - General license reconciliation report) to show more hidden information.

Navigate to \Monitoring\Overview\Reporting\Reports\Asset Intelligence, right click on the report License 15A - General license reconciliation report and select Edit.
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From the Report Builder, expand Datasets. Right click on the Dataset0 and select Dataset Properties
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From the Dataset Properties Query, we can see that the query is from the AI_NON_MS_LICENSE SQL view. Besides, the original query only query Lic.Name, Lic.Version, Lic.EffectiveQuantity from the AI_NON_MS_LICENSE SQL view.
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Now launch the Microsoft SQL Management Studio. Navigate to the SCCM database CM_XXX\Views and find dbo.v_AI_NON_MS_LICENSE. Right Click on the dbo.v_AI_NON_MS_LICENSE and click on Select Top 1000 Views.
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As you can see, there are many others information contain in this view but the original query didn’t query the additional information.
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I wanted to show Date of Purchase in the report.
Back to the Report Builder, Dataset0 Properties, I added “Lic.DateOfPurchase as [Date of Purchase]” after [Difference],
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Still on the same Dataset0 Properties, I also added “Lic.DateOfPurchase” after group by Lic.Name, Lic.Version, Lic.EffectiveQuantity
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Click on the Fields tab, click Add and select Query Field
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Enter DateOfPurchase on the left hand side, Date of Purchase on the right hand side.
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On the Report Builder, right click on top of the table and select Insert Column > Right
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Right click the Expression of the [Difference] and select Copy
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Right click on the blank table and select Paste
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Right click on the newly pasted Expression, and select Expression
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Replace “Difference” with “Date of Purchase”, then click OK
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Click on the tiny little blue headed icon and select “DateofPurchase”
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Beautify the header of the table by dragging the boxes.
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Save it to the folder where you store your custom reports. I don’t recommend you to replace the out of the box report.
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Run the report you saved. I can view the Date of Purchase information in my report now.
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The End…….

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