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Did you know that… Blue Mountain RAM offers administrative reports for Rules & Session Manager?

These are special administrative reports that are accessible by administrative users. Administrators that can access Rules, can run rule reports. Administrators that can access Session Manager, can run session manager reports.

Rule Builder Window

The Rule Builder Window offers two buttons that each launch a report of information concerning the rule you are viewing:

(Due to the great depth of information stored within a rule, these reports may take a few minutes to load and display.)

1) Versions runs a report named: ADMWorkflowTransitionLog.rdl. This report offers further reports which are historical versions of the rule. (‘WorkFlow’ is another word for a rule.)

2) Open Audit Trail runs a report named: ADMWorkflowVersionDiff.rdl. This report compares two versions of the rule that you select.

Session Manager Window

The Session Manager Window offers two Reports menu items that each launch a report revealing statistics of how frequently Blue Mountain RAM is accessed by its users:

1) Monthly Usage Summary runs a report named: ADMMonthlySessionSummary.rdl.

2) Annual Usage Summary runs a report named: ADMAnnualSessionSummary.rdl.

For administrative reports to run from within Blue Mountain RAM, two things must be done:

1) The ‘ADM’ (Administrative) reports tied to these buttons & menu items must be deployed.

You might need to contact those in charge of your Blue Mountain RAM reporting for this task. Deployment must be done by a person who has access to SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and is a database owner (dbo) of RAMDB, the Blue Mountain RAM database. Instructions can be found in the Blue Mountain RAM Installation Manual. Completing Steps 2 through 4 will reveal whether this step has already been done or must yet be done.

2) Blue Mountain RAM’s System Configuration must be configured with the information it needs to locate and run the reports.

This must be done by a person who has access to Blue Mountain RAM System Configuration and Site Options:

  1. Log into Blue Mountain RAM and open System Configuration
  2. Expand: Sites > YourSite, and select ‘Settings.’ In the left-side panel, double-click ‘Site Options’ to open the window
  3. Scroll down to the ‘Miscellaneous’ section and complete the following:
  • Application Report Source – Enter the name of your Report Source. This is listed in another configuration area of Blue Mountain RAM: Sites > YourSite > Reporting > Report Source.
  • Application Report Path – Enter the name of the folder holding the ADM reports in SSRS. You may need to ask your SQL Server person to provide you with the name of this folder.

To see evidence that the Administrative reports are now operative, please do the following:

Session Manager reports:

  1. Highlight ‘Settings’ near the bottom of the tree in Blue Mountain RAM System Configuration.
  2. In the left-side panel, double-click Session Manager to open its window.
  3. Open the ‘Reports’ menu and run Monthly Usage Summary. View and close the report window.
  4. Open the ‘Reports’ menu and run Annual Usage Summary. View and close the report window.

Rule reports (these large reports take a few minutes to load):

  1. Go to Sites > YourSite > Rules > Assets
  2. Open one of the asset rules.
  3. Click the rule’s report button: Versions. View and close the report window.
  4. Click the rule’s report button: Open Audit Trail. View and close the report window.

For further information, consult your Blue Mountain RAM Administrator Manual. If necessary, please contact our friendly Support Technicians at techsupport@coolblue.com with questions. Also, please enjoy calling and speaking with your Regional Sales Manager (RSM) at 800-982-2388 if you are interested in Blue Mountain RAM training.