InetSoft Reporting Software - Report Scorecard Targets

Report scorecard targets allow users to effectively handle and discern key metrics through InetSoft's visually driven reporting software. View the information below to learn more about the Style Intelligence solution.

A scorecard consists of one or more targets. 'Target' is the collective name given to a metric, its trigger, and the data condition. A Target facilitates the management and evaluation of a metric.

To create a Target, follow these steps:

1. Select the Scorecard tab, click on the 'New' link below the scorecard object tree, and select the 'Target' option, or select an existing target for editing under the 'Targets' node.

2. Type in a suitable name and description.

3. Select the Metric tab below the editing panel and choose a metric from the list of available options.

4. Select the Format tab below the editing panel and optionally choose a format for the metric. This is the format in which the metric value will be shown to the end user. Click on the Help button for information on how to specify a number format.

5. Select the Condition tab below the editing panel and specify a target condition.

6. Select the Actions tab below the editing panel, and specify one or more target actions. There are fundamentally three types of actions: a 'Send Notification Email' action, a 'Detail Report' action, and a Cus­tom 'Target Action'.

7. Select the Triggers tab below the editing panel, and specify one or more target triggers.

8. Optionally select the Security tab below the editing panel to specify target permissions for users, enabling them to be able to subscribe to this target in the Report Portal.

9. Optionally select the Subscribers tab below the editing panel to spec­ify target subscribers. Subscribers will receive emails when this target is run.

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