Reports & Jobs

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Reports & Jobs

Reports allow you to save and run (and scheduled with jobs) the same or similar searches without having to specify the search criteria again. Every page, with the exception of pages in the dashboard and maintenance sections, can be saved as a report. Reports can be scheduled to run automatically with jobs.

 

To create a report, run and customize any page and click the "Save as report" button. If the "Save as report" button is not available, click the options button webreports_options on the top right of the page.

 

When creating a new report, you can specify the following fields:

 

Report Name

Report Category

Description (optional)

Page Default

Create Job

 

Page Default

Every page in the web reports can have a "Page Default" report associated with it. If a page (e.g. Heartbeat - Status, Trends - Performance) has a default report associated with it, then that report will be loaded (in place of the default "Summary" view) when the page is accessed. As such, there can only be one "Page Default" report per page.

 

Editing Reports

Existing reports can be managed through the "Reports - List Reports" page where one can edit, run, delete and review all configured reports. All properties of a report, with the exception of the page type, can be edited after a report has been created. Only reports associated with the currently active profile or reports configured for "All Profiles" will be listed.

 

Review

If a report needs to be reviewed on a regular basis, then it can be configured "Require a review". Reports that have not been run in the required time period will appear in the "Overdue Reports" widget on the Network Dashboard as well as on the "List Reports" page. A report can be configured for a review by clicking the "Review" button in the "List Reports" page.

 

Built-In Reports

EventSentry ships with a number of built-in reports which are loaded the first time the "Built-In Reports" tab is clicked. Built-In reports behave like regular reports and can be edited, delete and so forth.

 

Profiles

By default, a report is automatically associated with the current profile, and will only show up in the report listing for that profile. A report can either be associated with a single profile (default) or all profiles.

 

Jobs

When creating or editing a report, a job can immediately be created by checking the "Create Job" check box. Jobs can also be managed on the "Reports - Jobs" page.

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Existing reports can be managed through the "Reports - List Reports" page.

 

Copying reports to different computers

Reports from all profiles are stored in the "reports.xml" file, located in the "WebReports\conf" sub directory of the EventSentry installation directory. The XML file can be copied to/from a different host simply by replacing the reports.xml file.

 

Report History

Any time a report is run manually (and not as part of a job), details about the execution of the report are added to the report history. The following information about a report is available in "Reports - Report History":

 

Date/Time

Report Name

Username

Load Time

Returned Results (if applicable)