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Managing Reports in Network Director

Reports are generated from a report definition. These definitions establish the type of report, when it is run, and how the report output is presented and preserved. You create, modify, or delete these report definitions from the Manage Report Definition page.

This topic describes:

How to Locate and Manage Reports

Procedure

The Manage Report Definition page is available from the Report Tasks pane while the Report mode is selected. To locate this page:

  1. Select Report in the Network Director banner. The Report Tasks pane opens displaying the tasks available in the Report mode.
  2. Select Manage Report Definitions in the Tasks pane. The Manage Report Definition page opens displaying all existing report definition files.
  3. Use the Manage Report Definition page to review existing report definitions, create new definitions, or change a definition.

    Procedure

    • Create a new report definition by clicking Add. See Creating Reports for help using the Report wizard.
    • Modify an existing report definition by selecting a report definition in the table and clicking Edit.
    • Delete an existing report definition by selecting a report type in the table and clicking Delete.
    • View details of the report composition, the scope, and perspective of the report definition by clicking Details.

Managing Report Definitions

Use the Manage Report Definition page to review existing report definitions, or follow the Report wizard to create new report definitions, delete definitions, or see report details.

Existing report definitions are listed on the page in the format discussed in Table 383. The reports created from these definitions are found under the Manage Generated Reports task.

Table 383: Manage Report Definition Fields

Field

Description

Report Definition

The name of the report definition. Specify a name that indicates the purpose of the report.

Format

The format or file extension of the report output; the final rendering of the output. Valid values are:

  • PDF—(Portable Definition Format) is used for output that is either viewed in a reader or printed.
  • CSV—(Comma Separated Format) is used for output that is exported into a spreadsheet.
  • HTML—(Hypertext Markup Language) is used for output that is viewed in a Web browser.

Reporting Mode

(Optional) Where the generated report is sent. Valid values are:

  • Email—Sends a zipped file of the report to an e-mail address.
  • SCP–Sends a zipped file to a secure server.

Schedule

(Optional) When the report is scheduled to run.

Last Updated By

The userid of the last person to modify the report definition.

Last Updated Time

Time when the report definition was last updated.

Execute Report

Click Run Now to run the report.

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