Searching the Help
To search for information in the Help, type a word or phrase in the Search box. When you enter a group of words, OR is inferred. You can use Boolean operators to refine your search.
Results returned are case insensitive. However, results ranking takes case into account and assigns higher scores to case matches. Therefore, a search for "cats" followed by a search for "Cats" would return the same number of Help topics, but the order in which the topics are listed would be different.
|A single word
|Topics that contain the word "cat". You will also find its grammatical variations, such as "cats".
You can specify that the search results contain a specific phrase.
"cat food" (quotation marks)
Topics that contain the literal phrase "cat food" and all its grammatical variations.
Without the quotation marks, the query is equivalent to specifying an OR operator, which finds topics with one of the individual words instead of the phrase.
Two or more words in the same topic
|Either word in a topic
|Topics that do not contain a specific word or phrase
|Topics that contain one string and do not contain another
cat ^ mouse
|A combination of search types
( ) parentheses
- Create a report
Create a calculation report by using duration metrics
After the time duration data is extracted and processed, Service Manager saves the field change metrics in the intermediate data tables. You can use calculation reports to further process the time duration metrics. For example, the metrics provide the duration for which an incident is processed among each assignment group, then you can use a calculation report to calculate the average handling time among different assignment groups.
Note You must have SLM module license to configure the time duration settings and get the field change metrics tables for calculation. Service Manager extracts the system data against status, phase and assignment group changes, and then calculates the duration values according to your metrics. For more information, see Time duration data processing .
Here is a sample report that uses the calculation report to process the time duration metrics for your reference.
Note Select Calculation from the drop-down box next to the Type of chart field, and then you can see the calculation properties.
|Average Incident handling time per assignment group
|This report enables the user to review the average Incident handling time per assignment group by using the processed time duration data.
|Incident Time Duration - timeDuration4probsummary
|Type of chart
|Shows the current chart type. You can change it by selecting the chart type from the drop-down list.
|Recurs every 1 day
|Specifies the refresh interval to generate a new report according to your report configurations.
Shows the data aggregation method.
In this example, the report data is the average time duration of the Incident handling time.
|When you select the sum, average, max, or min aggregation types, you can select the Time Duration option to enable the Duration Unit drop-down list.
Service Manager provides second, minute, hour, day, week, month, and year for the Duration Unit field.
|Group by Field
|Shows the field that the records are grouped by in the report.
|Trend Field - A1
|Change Time: Week
Specifies the first field for calculation.
This field shows that the assignment group change time of the incident in each week during the specified time period.
|Sum Metrics 1
Specifies the aggregation value used for calculation.
This value mean that the data used for calculation is from the Sum Metrics 1 value in the timeDuration4probsummary table.
|field.name="assignment" and is.sum=true
Shows the query content for the current report.
This query means that the report collects the time duration information for the assignment field.
|Average handle time: A1
Specifies the calculation formula you defined for this report.
The formula in this example means that the final report only displays the average time duration data based on the assignment group change.
Specifies the label for the X-axis in the report.
|Average handle time (Hours)
Specifies the label for the Y-axis in the report.