Nova Reporting Dashboard
All CLA analysis is found within Nexus' Nova module. If your Nexus account is a Virtual Head user you'll be navigated directly into Nova upon login. All other users can navigate to Nova via the Nova menu bar item and find the CLA analysis amongst the ‘traditional ’ reports on the Reports Dashboard.
CLA analysis differentiates itself from the other analysis within Nova by the naming, tags, blue coloured header bar, and the CLA logo found on the report titles.
Alternatively you can type ‘CLA’ into the ‘Tags' search box to limit the reports in the dashboard to just those with CLA analysis. Other search features allow you to limit the reports by key stage and title to help you quickly locate the exact report you need.
Each report can be marked as a favourite by clicking the heart icon found on its panel. You can then use the ‘Show only hearts' filter to limit the reports list to your favourites.
The dashboard also covers three different ‘View Modes’ for listing the reports:
Grid - The default, compact view of box panels showing the report's title, thumbnail and action buttons.
List - A stacked compact list of the available reports with extra information such as a report's description and tags.
Detailed - A stacked list that includes thumbnails, descriptions and tags.
Hover over a report's thumbnail and click on the Preview link to see a large image of the report. This is useful if you need reminding what rows and columns a report contains without waiting for it to run
Each report on the dashboard also has two buttons:
PDF - Quickly download a PDF of the report using the default parameters. Or, if you've saved parameters (see the ‘*Saved Parameters*’ section of this guide, below, for more information), you can quickly download a version of that report with those saved parameters applied.
Run - Navigate to the main report page which allows you to control the applied filters, aggregations and display options for a report.
Report Filters, Aggregations and Display Options
A report's main page allows you to control and customise the CLA analysis by applying filters, aggregations and display options.
The page is split into two main sections:
Report Preview - The large area that displays the resulting report.
Report Parameters - Your control centre that allows you to customise the content of the report.
To give the Report Preview the maximum viewing space you can collapse the Report Parameters by clicking the Hide Params button or the ' X ' icon over to the right.
The main report page has been designed to be responsive - that is, it will best position the sections of the page based on the size of the screen you are working with. So, if you're working on a widescreen monitor the preview and parameters will sit side-by-side, but will stack if you're working with a narrower monitor or mobile device.
How to Apply New Parameters
When you select/change one of the report parameters, that field is highlighted yellow and the following message appears on screen ‘
'You have unapplied changes! Please click APPLY ALL to update your report’
This is to alert you that your data will not be returned with your chosen filter until the green apply all button is clicked.
Once you're happy with the report parameters you've selected, click the apply all button in the Report Parameters pane to trigger the report to run. After a few moments, the report will display in the Report Preview panel.
Saving Parameters & Applying Saved Parameters
If you run a report with a certain configuration of parameters often, you can save those parameters for quick application on your next visit. Simply set up the parameters in your preferred fashion, click the save params button and give the configuration a name.
The next time you visit the report you can switch to a saved parameter configuration by selecting it from the ‘Using Default Parameters ’ drop-down menu above the apply all, save params, and reset buttons.
You can also use saved parameter configurations on the Report Dashboard to quickly produce PDFs of the report with the parameter configuration applied without the need to visit the main report page first. Click the down arrow next to the PDF button, select your cong and after a few moments a PDF download will appear.