Reporting

Reporting is a very useful feature which can be used creatively to access knowledge quickly and/or manage progress of work within maps in addition to the Pro Text Search capabilities.

Adding new report 

You can run and store one report per FREE space and up to ten reports per PRO space per each user. To run a report, click on the report icon in the upper-right menu. You will see the list of your active reports (up to four). To run a new report, click "Add new report" at the bottom. To see all of your active reports in every space, click "Show all reports"

You will not always be able to add a new report. Reporting is available when you are in the following applications:

  • diagram editor
  • requirement list
  • reference model editor
  • URL Library list 

Even if you can't run a report, you can always access the ones you already generated. If you are on a FREE space and you generate another report, it overwrites the previously generated report in that space. If you are on a PRO space, a new report will overwrite the old one if there are more than ten reports in that space.

Accessing the report 

The report runs in the background, and when it is finished you will get a notification.


Open the report from the report icon (click on the report and it will open). The report opens in a separate tab. In the report you can:

  • open the diagram referenced in the row
  • reorder columns
  • size columns
  • filter by column
  • sort by column
  • export to Excel (XSLX file format)

To see all your reports in all your spaces, click on the report icon and select "Show all reports". 

You can choose the space and select which previously generated report you wish to open.

Refreshing and deleting reports 

You can refresh previously generated reports to include the new data. The report will be re-run with the same parameters (report type, item, scope, filters etc.) and it will include any new data added since the last time the report has been generated. 

You can also remove a report from the list to clear your list of stored reports. 

Map reporting

You can report on different aspects of a map:

Reporting when combined with data tables is a cornerstone of business analysis with Elements, since you can apply a template of a Data Table to any number of activities and then report and filter against specific attributes and fields that are of interest to your current analysis activities. If you want a broader understanding of business analysis using this approach, see this free eBook. While primarily focused on Salesforce Admins, the principles and approaches apply to anyone looking to use Elements for business analysis.

You initiate a report from a diagram, as the report will run for “this diagram” or “this diagram and lower levels”.

Ref model & GDPR reporting

You can report on different aspects of a Ref Model:

Salesforce Org Config reporting 

There are a couple of reports that are only available for Salesforce Ref models. Click here to learn more about them.

Requirement reports

You can report on different aspects of a requirement list: 

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