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How to: Sort, Search, Print, and Export Reports

You can sort, search, print, and export the reports that the Best Practices Analyzer tool for Team Foundation Server generates after it scans the computers that you specify. A report is a particular view of the data that the tool generates from the scan.

NoteNote:

Before you can access a report, you must run a scan or open a scan that you ran previously. Also, the View a report link becomes active only after you complete a scan or click a report from the Select a Best Practices Scan to View page. To run a scan, see How to: Run a Scan.

For information about how to view a report, see How to: List Scans and View Reports. For information about what information each type of report contains, see Reports that the Best Practices Analyzer Tool Generates.

Required Permissions

To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Administrators security group on the computer where the Best Practices Analyzer tool for Team Foundation Server is installed.

To sort a report

  1. On the View Best Practices Report page, click the report type (either List Reports or Hidden Report).

  2. Click the tab of the report that you want to sort.

  3. On the Arrange by menu, click the option to list the information by Class, Issue, or Severity.

To search a report

  1. On the View Best Practices Report page, click the report that you want to search.

  2. Under the report title, click Find.

  3. In Look for, type the word or phrase for which you want to search, and then click the arrow to start the search.

To print a report

  1. On the View Best Practices Report page, click the report that you want to print.

  2. Expand or contract the report elements to show the details that you want to print.

  3. Click Print report.

    The Print dialog box appears.

  4. Specify the print options that you want, and then click Print.

To export a report

  1. On the View Best Practices Report page, click the report that you want to export.

    The Export report dialog box appears.

  2. Browse to the folder where you want to save the report.

  3. In the Save as type list, click the format in which you want to export the report.

    You can specify any of the following formats:

    • XML

    • HTML

    • CSV

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