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Episode #88 – Building Stellar Orion Reports From the Ground Up

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June 17, 2020

Reports are among one of the most powerful and ubiquitous aspects of the Orion Platform. Despite beingright at people's fingertips, they're often overlooked or under-appreciated as a tool to provide robust insight and monitoring awareness. Part of that might be due to users not feeling comfortable with the process of building reports.

In this episode of SolarWinds Lab, Head Geek Chrystal Taylor will go back to the basics with you -- covering the process of building a report and showing all of the incredible features standard in the web-based report writer. Then, she'll take it a step further, showing some of the more sophisticated results you can get with just a few simple options.

This episode will cover:

  • The right way to start building a custom report from the ground up
  • Powerful options that are already built into the report engine
  • Small customizations with a huge impact on the final result
  • How SWQL fits into Orion reports and when you will (and won't) need to bring out the big guns

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About the Author
For the last 9 years, I spent my time assisting companies large and small with their SolarWinds software.  My previous background was retail, so this was a huge change for me and I love I.T.!  I am an avid gamer, and have been for as long as I can remember.  Now, I have the privilege of being a Head Geek at SolarWinds! What a wild ride! I hope to meet the wonderful people of this community along the way!