Is there a way to group location names to run reports only by certain locations in lieu of just one or all?
There is a way to associate locations for the purpose of generating reports. In the Location Profile there is an optional field called "Location Number".
You can use this field with alphanumeric values that can serve as regions or groups. this information is carried with all incident records created after the profile was updated. you can back-load this value on past incident records by using the Form Assistant to Edit each past record and choose "update Location Profile" in the Form Assistant.
Report: Use the Data Manager report function. In the Refine Search Criteria category Search Text 1 selection list includes "Location Number". Select it and put the value in the "Text 1 Search Criteria" field. It will do truncated searches. For example if you set up location numbers as "1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2C, "Text 1 Search Criteria" value "2" will include 2A, 2B, 2C,.