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Create a histogram report in the Report Builder

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Create a histogram report in the Report Builder

Histograms group numbers in a continuous data set into ranges.

Create a histogram report in the Report Builder

Histograms group numbers in a continuous data set into ranges.

Before you begin

Role required: itil, report_group, report_global, report_admin, or admin. To create a meaningful report, you must have the right to access the data you want to report on.

About this task

This task refers to Report Builder in the Jakarta release under UI15 and UI16. If you are using the Report Designer in Jakarta for creating reports, select the applicable report from Creating reports to see instructions. If you are using an earlier UI or the Classic UI for creating reports in an earlier release, follow the instructions in the Helsinki documentation: Report types and creation details.
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  1. Navigate to Reports > Create New.
  2. Fill in the fields, as appropriate.
    Table 1. Histogram
    Field Description
    Name Enter a unique and descriptive name for your report.
    Description Click the information icon (The information icon) to enter a more detailed description of what the report does and its purpose.
    Data Specify the table or report source containing the data set that you want to include in the report. From the first choice list, select the Table or Report source. Then select the specific table or predefined data set from the second choice list.
    Note: If you select a data source used by existing reports, a notification will display prompting you to view them.

    Select Histogram.

    Alternatively, click the question mark icon (The question mark icon) to use the report type selector.

    Measured by Select a field to report against. Make sure that you give the report a name that reflects this field. The values from this field appear on the X axis of the histogram and determine the width of the bars.
    Add "OR" Clause Select a second condition that must be met if the first condition is invalid. For example, select [Assignment Group] [is] [Database], to include records that are assigned to the Database group if the first condition is false.
    Add Sort Select fields to sort data by. For example, to sort results from lowest to highest priority, select [Priority] [z to a]. For reports with Group by, Stack by, Row/Column or Trend by fields to configure, you can sort by fields that are not listed in the Group by, Stack by, Row/Column or Trend by options. Add sort cannot be applied to dot-walked fields.
  3. Click Save.
    The report is generated.

What to do next

Add reports to homepages or dashboards, publish to the internet, schedule email distribution of PDFs or URLs of published reports, and share reports with others. See Distribute reports.