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The following is a glossary of terms used in Vector Securities. The following is a primer on the basic report objects used to create and display output.

Report Object

Refers to any “object” used to create a report or a collection of reports. The objects consist of report definitions, report filters, report templates, report definition and report documents.

Report Definition

Represents a complete report that can be executed and produce an output dataset. This collection of objects defines the parameters for records to be included in the output and the data elements of those records to be included in the output. The definition consists of the following objects:

Report Template Layout

Defines the attributes and metrics to be included in the output and the layout for the presentation of the output. Templates may be saved as part of a report definition or as a standalone template “object”. When defined a standalone template  “object”, you must pair this with a standalone Report Filter to create an output dataset.

Report Filter

Defines the set of conditions applied to the source database to create the output dataset. Filters can be saved as part of a report definition or as a standalone filter “object”. This When defined a standalone “object”, you must pair this with a standalone Report Template to create an output dataset.

Output Dataset

The set of records that meet the conditions defined in the Report Filter. The dataset will contain the attributes and metrics defined in the Report Template.

Document

A collection of reports presented as one combined report. A document combines multiple reports into one analysis.

View Filter

A set of conditions applied to the output dataset to “view” only those records you wish to see. The output dataset will still contain all records but only “show” those records that meet the view filter conditions.

Attribute

A characteristic of an individual loan record. Used within filter conditions as well as used to report and to aggregate metrics. Atrributes are used to define filter conditions applied to the source data and, when viewing output, to categorize and aggregate metrics for analysis.

Metric

A point in time measurement used for analysis. This may represent a characteristic of the loan (e.g., outstanding balance as of June 2010) or a measurement of the performance of the loan (e.g., Conditional Prepayment Rate).

Page By

A portion of the template that defines the attributes to be included in the output dataset. This set of attributes allows you separate the “view” of the output into pages based on the values of the attributes (e.g., you can add MBA Delinquency Status to the Page By to view each status as a separate page of data).

Prompt

A set of predefined parameters that may be added to a report. There are five types of prompts as follows: