How to View and Use Chargeback Reports
Updated: May 13, 2016
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager
You can use the following procedure to view and analyze a Microsoft Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) data cube from System Center 2012 – Service Manager with Microsoft Excel. You can also save your workbooks into an analysis library. Using the PivotTable field list, you can drag and drop fields from the cube into the workbook. For more information about using Excel slicers, see Creating and Using Excel Slicers.
You must have Excel, or a viewer capable of opening Excel data files, installed on the computer running the Service Manager console in order to use the following procedure.
The first time you analyze a cube with Excel, it can take a few minutes to load.
To view and use chargeback report information in an OLAP data cube with Excel
In the Service Manager console, click Data Warehouse, expand the Data Warehouse node, and then click Cubes.
In the Cubes pane, select a cube name, and then under Tasks, click Analyze Cube in Excel. For example, select SystemCenterServiceManagerChargebackCube and analyze it.
When the worksheet opens in Excel, you can drag and drop fields from the PivotTable Field List and create slicers and charts.
For example, if you want to see costs assigned to various cloud resources, expand ServiceManagerInfraDailyChargeback, and then select Cloud Cost.
You can add additional fields to generate a more complex analysis. For example, you can add additional values from the ServiceManagerInfraDailyChargeback MeasureGroup by selecting the VM Cost and VM Total Cost to see the value of virtual machines in the clouds.
Optionally, you can save the workbook to a shared folder or other shared location, such as the analysis library. For more information about the analysis library, see How to Use the Analysis Library.