Two analytical tools are found in Ember 2. Each filters and generates reports using historical tracking data from Devices (and friendly force Radios). Using these tools, analyst can regenerate tracking data and quickly examine it for unusual patterns. Activities can be matched to specific dates, times and specific locations. Because Operation files are, permanently archived, historical tracks can be retrieved and analyzed for years to come.
- The Basic History Filter Tool (BHP) quickly analyzes the tracks of one Device at a time.
- The Advanced History Filter Tool (AHP) is more dynamic. It filters specific data from single or multiple Devices at a time. AHP searches for specific days, vehicle speeds and stops, and can provide the immediate past histories of multiple Devices, whether they are active or inactive at the current time.
To access the Basic or Advanced History Filter tools:
- Locate your target Device in the Operation Tree or Grids.
- Right-click on the Device listing to open its shortcut menu.
- Click Basic History or Advanced History in the menu to get started.
10.1 Basic History Filter Tool
To analyze past tracking data, you can create historical Device reports that analyze Operation tracking information. The Basic History Filter is a quick and simple filtering tool limited to analyzing one Device track at a time. It is good for searching short time periods that will display less than 3,000 records at once. For multiple Device historical tracking, and longer time period searches, always use the Advanced History Filter.
To create a Basic History report:
- Open the Menu > Views > Reports > Basic History Filter.
- UnderReport Settings, click theDevices drop-down arrow in the text box.
Scroll down and to locate the target Device.
- Go back up to theDevicestext box. Click in the box to save your selection.
- Click in theStart Date/Timetext box to open a Calendar and Sliding Time Clock. Use these tools to enter a date/time to begin your report search. (For example: 4 March 2015 at 01:27:00 PM)
First, select a date and then a time. Click DONE.
Note: Basic History is not bounded by operational constraints, so care should be taken to ensure that the correct dates are always selected.
- Click in theEnd Date/Timetext box to reveal another Calendar and Time Clock.
Enter a date and time to end the report search.
Note: Always record the dates you are entering. You will need that
- Select theDisplay on Mapand Display in the Grid boxes to show results of the search.
- Two notices appear at the top of the screen. Each verifies the search is being executed and how long the search took to complete.
- Using the Basic History Filter, you can see that 37 Device reports were found for just over 16 minutes of tracking on March 4. To get information on each report, zoom into each report icon to identify exact times and locations.
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- To review the data, open the Reports grid to examine each individual report from the Device.
10.1.1 Exporting Data Files from Basic History1. To Export data in the Reports Grid, Run a Basic History Query and select reports in the Reports Grid.
Click the Quick Actions (the lightning bolt) icon on the toolbar.
Scroll down the Quick Actions panel and click Export Data File.
- 2. Select how much of the file you want to export,and what type of file you want to export (either CSV, Excel or PDF).
- 3. ClickOpen to see the exported file.