#DicasOZmap | The lighting in reports
The area report can be a very useful tool in your daily life, allowing you to collect data from specific regions of your projects and perform batch changes, but there are ways to use it that make your work even easier. Through the lighting tool, you can identify a series of elements more effectively, but how to use it?
It's very simple, and, to show it better, we'll use as an example a situation where I want to know what all the boxes are powered by a single PON port in order to deploy them. The first step is to propagate the lighting, then we will access the POP where this port is located, open the corresponding OLT and right-click on the desired port, selecting the “Illuminate/Eragar” option.
With this, it will be possible to see the entire signal path within your POP and also on the map.
Now, we will collect this information in an area report. It can be done in two ways: using the Shift key on the keyboard, where you just hold it down, click on the points where this area will be formed and release the key, or using the “Generate an area for report” button, located on the side menu. left and which has a very similar operation, however you must click again on the first selected point to generate the report, as in the gif below.
Once the report is generated, you must go to the tab that contains the element you want to modify, in this example we will go to the “Boxes” tab, and, to identify the elements, it will be necessary to locate the “Illuminated” column, click on the arrow in its header and select the “Filters” option. There, you must select whether you want to see the illuminated boxes, in the “Yes” option, or not illuminated, in the “No” option.
You can also use the “Group by this field” option, which will divide all elements into two large groups, illuminated and non-illuminated. For a better view, you can collapse the group that is not currently working by clicking the minus icon next to its name.
From this moment on, we can already select the desired boxes. If you have used the “Filters” feature, you can use the checkbox located on the left side of the “Name” column to select all the boxes, but if you have grouped them together, you can make the selection one by one or by clicking on the first one and pressing the key Keyboard Shift while clicking on the last box in the list.
As in this example we want to modify the deployment state of these boxes, after selected we will click on the “Change” button, however this information could also have been exported to a CSV table to forward it for analysis, for example.
By clicking on “Change”, a new window will appear, where you can choose the attribute to be changed and the new information to be established. In this case, the deployment status will be changed from “Not deployed” to “Deployed”.
And that's it, your boxes powered by the same PON were deployed!
It is also possible to think of other situations, such as a case where it is necessary to know which customers will be affected by maintenance on a particular fiber in a box. For this, we will open the box and check which way the signal is going, to ensure that we are lighting towards the customer. This direction can be checked with the “Direction” view mode located on the left of the top menu.
In the case of this box, the direction is going from left to right, so we will use the “Lighten Right” tool on the necessary fiber, or even on the complete cable.
On the map, the full path will be illuminated, indicating which customers are receiving this signal. The rest of the process to get the report follows the same.
We can also think of a last scenario, where it is necessary to obtain the complete list of the cable path that takes the signal to a given client. It is possible to do this operation through the client itself, accessing its properties and clicking on the “Light up to POP” button.
With this, the entire path from the client to the POP will be illuminated, allowing the cables that lead the signal to it to be grouped in a report for analysis.
Once the processes are finished, the lighting can be turned off using the following button:
So, how about optimizing your reports?