CA Tuesday Tip: APM Export Tool Vs. Canned Reports

Discussion created by Hallett_German Employee on Aug 8, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 12, 2012 by Hallett_German
CA Wily Tuesday Tip by Hallett German, Services Architect for 8/9/2011

APM Export Tool vs. Canned Reports

For the majority of APM users, the APM Customer Experience canned reports are more than adequate in presenting their application health. But for some
customers, they may need to consider using the APM Export Tool instead for the following situations.

- when needing custom percentiles for reports involving transaction time, size, and throughput. Currently, the canned report cannot customize
percentile values in reports.
- when statistical aggregations are needed for a selected time period.
- when specific defect information needs to be extracted.
- when custom graphs and reports need to be produced from the raw data.
- when data or statistics for a specific combination of time, business service/transactions, user groups, etc. are needed.
- when a custom report can be created by extending the export tool Java code.

If you haven't use the tool before, please take teh opportunity to do so. If you have, please respond to this tip with other uses of the tool.

1. The Export Tool can be found here: https://community.wilytech.com/entry!default.jspa?categoryID=604&externalID=2893&fromSearchPage=true
2. A tech note on report options can be found here: https://communities.ca.com/documents/2301951/dedba930-d370-48d5-957b-73f3b9d1523d
3. Make sure that you use the correct export tool for your APM version. Else the tool will not work and give unexpected error messages.