Publishing a report
To make the generated reports accessible to other associates within your department or company, you can publish them. Publishing means that each execution will publish the report in a given format (CSV, HTML, or XML) and to a given place provided through a URL. This way, administrators can show reports on any server to other users, who do not have access to BMC Client Management.
To publish a report,
- Select Reports in the left window pane.
- Select the desired report in the left window pane.
- Select Publish tab in the right window pane.
- Select Edit > Create Export
The Properties dialog box appears on the screen. .
Enter the required information in the respective boxes:
Defines the format in which the report is to be exported and/or attached to the email to be sent. Depending on the report type (style or template based) different export formats are available.For template based reports, if the selected format is HTML, the file is exported with an .HTML.XML extension.
Select the protocol via which the export file is to be transferred to its target location. If you select http make sure first that your http server accepts to receive files in http format. If you publish via the file protocol you do not need to fill in the following four fields, continue directly with field Path.
Enter the name of the user login to access the export file in its target location.
Enter the password corresponding to the user login. For security reasons the password is displayed in the form of asterisks (*). This field is not applicable if you have chosen file as your protocol.
Enter the name of the host machine on which the file is to be stored. You may enter the name either as its short or complete network name, for example, scotty or scotty.enterprise.com, or as its IP address in dotted notation, for example, 184.108.40.206 or 2001:db8:85a3::8a2e:370:7334. This field is not applicable if you have chosen file as your protocol.FTP: For the ftp protocol the host name is to be entered without the ftp:// prefix. for example, ftp.enterprise.com.HTTP: For the http protocol the host name is to be entered without the http:// prefix. for example, scotty.enterprise.com. You may enter the name either as its short or complete network name, for example, scotty or scotty.enterprise.com, or as its IP address in dotted notation, for example, 220.127.116.11 or 2001:db8:85a3::8a2e:370:7334.
Enter the port number of the target host through which the export file is to be transferred. This field is not applicable if you have chosen file as your protocol.SMB: If no port is entered, the default smb port is used, even if 0 is displayed in the window in this case.
Enter the complete directory path of the export file on the target machine. Do not add a name for the file. The file name is by default the name of the report with the extension corresponding to the chosen file type.SMB: For the smb protocol the path must be the real, complete path on the target device. Only the destination directory (without file name) must be listed here, for example, C:Temp for Windows. For Linux the full path is not required, only the share name needs to be given, for example, if your path is /home/user/ and the name of your share is myshare only myshare needs to be entered into this field.FTP: For the ftp protocol the path must be entered after the home directory of the connected user. If only a dot with backslash (.) is entered, this indicates the home directory.HTTP: For the http protocol the path must be entered from after the home directory of the connected user. If only a backslash () is entered, this indicates the home directory. For example, if FPAC is entered here in connection with the host name example above the example connects to the URL.
- Click OK to confirm.
The export for the desired report was set up. On generation it is exported in the specified format and published to the specified path.