ServiceNow Reports (Classic UI): See Open Tasks (All)

You can create and modify a report that shows you the total number of active Tasks (Incidents, Problems, Change Tickets, etc.) in your assignment group(s) for the past month, grouped by the type of task.

In this article:

Running and making a copy of the report

  1. Click View / Run under Reports in the Application Navigator menu on the left. A list of available reports in ServiceNow loads, depending on your access privileges.
    Application navigator with arrow pointing to View / Run option in Reports section.
  2. Make sure Global or All is selected as a filter at the top of the Reports screen.
    A screenshot showing the location of the All Reports button at the top of the reports screen
  3. Search for Open Items by Type (My Groups) - Template.
  4. Click the name of the report in the list to run it.
  5. Make a Copy of the report before modifying it.

Modifying the report

You will likely want to make modifications to this report in order to make it useful to you. Some common changes are outlined below.

Changing or updating the Assignment Group

If you belong to more than one Assignment Group and want to only see results for one assignment group:

  1. Find the Assignment Group filter.
  2. Either type to get predictive text and choose from a list or use the Search Box to find and populate the desired Assignment Group.
    A screenshot showing typed text and a predictive list of results for assignment group with service desk highlighted
  3. To get the report with these changes click Run.

Grouping by the Assigned To field

If you're looking at a report of open or closed items and want to know who the items are assigned to you can use Group By to do this:

  1. Use the drop down menu for Group By and choose the Assigned To field.
    A screenshot of the Group By field with the dropdown menu expanded and assigned to selected in the list
  2. To get the report with these changes click Run.

Adding or removing fields (columns) from your list

One of the reasons you might want to use a List Report is to get additional fields that don't show on default reports in ServiceNow or to remove fields that are not necessary from the defaults.

Changing the report type

When making reports in ServiceNow, often the default type of bar, pie chart, or list will meet your needs. Sometimes, however, it does not and you may need a different type in order to better visualize or obtain full information.

Running and saving the report

  1. Once you've modified your criteria, click Run to run your report and make sure that it contains the information that you want it to have.
  2. Save and Schedule your Report so you can use it again in the future.