Create a detailed dynamic report

Create dynamic reports for alerts or for test results. The dynamic report options are available in the Dynamic Alert Reports, Dynamic VA Result Reports and Dynamic System Reports tab of the Report page.

You can create multiple dynamic reports to meet the needs of your organization. For each report, you can define one or more filters that determine which alerts or results are included in the dynamic report.

Unless you choose the HTML format, you can configure the report to run automatically at scheduled intervals and send the report as an email attachment.

Procedure for creating a detailed report remains same for Dynamic Alert Reports, Dynamic VA Result Reports, and Dynamic System Reports.

The following procedure explains how to create a detailed Dynamic Alert Reports:

Task

  1. On the Reports page, in the Dynamic Alert Reports tab, click New Report.
  2. In the Name field, enter a name for the dynamic report.
    Tip: Provide the name that reflects the nature of the report.
  3. In the Description field, enter a brief description of the dynamic report.
  4. From the Report type drop-down list, select Detailed.
  5. In the Filter by area, set the filters to be applied for the report:
    • To define a filter, select the required criteria from the Filter by drop-down lists, then click Add. The filter is added to the Selected Filter Fields table.
    • To remove a filter from the Selected Filter Fields table, click Remove in the corresponding row.

    • To filter the report to include only data from the most recent scan, select Last Run Results (This option is available for Dynamic VA Result Reports only).

  6. From the Report Format drop-down list, select the format in which the report needs to be generated.
  7. From the Group B (x axis) drop-down list, select the criteria, such as, Level, DBMS, or Sensor for grouping data in the report.
  8. Set the criteria for sorting data:
    • To sort by a specific parameter in ascending order, select the parameter in the left column of Sort by list, then click to move it to the right column.
    • To sort by a specific parameter in descending order, select the parameter in the left column of Sort by list, then click to move it to the right column.
    • To remove a parameter from the Sort by list, select the parameter, then click to move it to the left column list.

      The parameter is sorted by selected criteria in the order in which they appear in the right column of Sort By list. Select a parameter, then click or to reposition it in the Sort By list.

  9. Set the fields to be displayed in the report:
    • To include a field in the report, select the parameter in the Available Report Fields, then click to move it to the Selected Report Fields list.

    • To exclude a field from the report, select the parameter in the Selected Report Fields list, then click to move it to the Available Report Fields list.
  10. To run the report based on a schedule (available only for .xls and .pdf report formats), select Schedule Enabled and configure these parameters:
    1. Select the interval at which you want the report to run, by hours, by day, or by month, and set the relevant frequency.
    2. In the Start Time field, set the time of day to run the report. This option is available when you select by day or by month every.
    3. (Optional) Select advanced cron to run the report on an advance scheduling, and enter the expression based on the cron syntax.
    4. (Optional) Select Run Only Once to run the report only once on the scheduled time.
  11. (Optional) Configure the report notification settings:
    1. Enter the email address in the Send notification by email to send a notification when the report is ready.
    2. Select Attach report, to send the report as an attachment to the given email message.
  12. Click Save to save the report without running it or click Run to generate the report.