Audit collection criteria represents the first level of audit selection. After the data is gathered, it can be further processed, or reduced, to generate a useful collection of data about a specific aspect of system operation. The reduction function uses a file called a report template to perform post-selection of audit records. This file is built by the audit administrator interface program based on your input. You can build and save multiple files, each with a different set of selection criteria. Reduction may then be run several times on the same session data with a different report template each time. You can build and save report templates used frequently in data reduction. When the actual data reduction is needed, you can use the files already built.
These tasks are associated with audit reports: