A collection of structured information used as input to generate an asset report. An asset report request may be of any format and may have different contexts depending on the nature of the request. For instance, the request may be written in a control language that dictates how the request is to be propagated and executed. The request may also be written as a formal definition without reference to how the request is to be executed. The request may also be a prose description that must be interpreted and executed by a person. These examples are not exhaustive.