The Data Mining Interface (DMI) is a universal tool for report generation. It is available to selected users in your report server installation, and is accessible under Tools ► DMI.
DMI reports have variable time-range settings, variable resolution settings, and dynamic sorting and filtering mechanisms. Trending and baseline data is also available for DMI reports. Trending data is transparently used when necessary, while baseline data is mixed with current data on the same screen.
Use DMI to generate tabular reports and charts and mix multiple report sections on the same page. The reports can have a hierarchical structure with contextual drilldown, sibling, and parent reports.
Report definitions are saved in the database and reports are re-run when opened. The DMI is equipped with an integrated persistent report cache that optimizes report re-run requests in the context of real-time data changes in the database.
The DMI integrates with a Data Center Real User Monitoring database, providing access restrictions, based on the Data Center Real User Monitoring user identity. Predefined DMI reports are available for various types of users and include high-level scorecards for IT executives, and dedicated planning and monitoring reports for staff responsible for application service delivery.
The DMI can also be integrated with VantageView and used as the custom reporting engine.
DMI uses product-specific data views. Each data view supports its own set of dimensions and metrics.