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Viewing report results

Each time a report is generated, a new node is created in the Report Results node using the local generation date and time of the computer on which the report is generated for the report as its name. These report results are also automatically sorted into folders if they are generated for a specific objects such as a device group or a compliance rule. Report results are stored in the database indefinitely.

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The data on which the report result of a style-based report is based when being generated depends on the definition of the subreports:

  • If the report is not assigned to any device group:
    • All subreports must be based on a query. The report result bases its data on the data returned by the queries.
  • If the report is assigned to a device group:
    • If none of the subreports of the report are based on a query, the report result contains the data of the group members.
    • If a subreport is assigned to a query, the report result data is based on the group members which are returned by the query.

The results of a template-based report are always based on the data of the assigned object.

Report Result subnode (for example Reports > Your Report > Report Results > Device Group Results for device groups) lists all objects that are assigned to this report in its table to the right and allows you to access the reports generated for each of these objects via its subnodes, of which it has one for each assigned object. These objects can be a custom compliance rule, an SCAP job, a patch job, a patch group, a device group or an individual device.

The following general information about a report is displayed:

Name

Description

Name

Displays the name of the report.

Report Title

The title of the report, that is, the heading that will be displayed at the top of the report.

Report Type

The type of the report, that is, if it is style- or template-based.

Report Style

The general layout of the report. This defines into how many subreports the report is divided into. This parameter is only available for style-based reports.

Subreport Count

The number of subreports contained in the report. This number is defined by the report style.

Font Size

Defines the font size for this report. This may be a number between 8 and 18.

Font Type

Defines the font type family for this report. This is also the font type used for the PDF generation.

Style Sheet

Defines the style sheet to use when displaying the report.

Logo

Defines if the default company logo or a custom defined one is to be included in the report output.

Time Zone

Defines the time zone which is to be used for the date shown in the generated report: Possible values are:

  • Greenwitch : The time is to be calculated on GMT
  • Master : The time preferences of the master server are to be applied
  • Administrator : Applies the time zone chosen in the user preferences by the administrator requesting the report generation.

Date Format

Defines if the execution date and time of the report is displayed on the page and in which format. The date is always located on top to the right of the page. You may select not to format the date by selecting None, in this case the date is displayed in the default format of MM/DD/YYYY hh:mm:ss.

Language

Defines the language in which the report output is to be generated. All console languages are available for this choice.

Encoding

Defines the encoding to be used for report generation.

Report File Name

Defines the file name of the published report. If this field is empty, the file name of the report is generated with the date and time of its generation.

Public Report

Defines if the report is to be generally accessible via the Report Portal .

Viewing result of a report

To display the report results for an object, proceed as follows:

  1. Select the main node containing the object you want to assign a report to in the left window pane.
  2. Select the desired object in the left window pane.
  3. Select the subnode Report Results in the left window pane.
  4. Select the desired report result in the right window pane.
  5. Select Edit > View .
    A browser window appears displaying the contents of the selected report result.

Viewing the last result of a report

When a report is scheduled to be generated at regular intervals, you can view the last generated report.

  1. Select Reports in the left window pane.
  2. Select the desired report in the left window pane.
  3. Select Edit > View Last Result .
    If the report is assigned to more than one group or generated in more than one format, the Select a Group window opens on the screen. Here you can specify which report you want to display, that is, select the group and the format which to display. A browser window appears requesting identification for the agent interface.

  4. Enter your credentials in the respective boxes.
  5. Click OK to continue.
    In the browser window, the last generated report appears.

Viewing the result for a device group report

To display the report results for a device group, proceed as follows:

  1. Select Device Groups in the left window pane.
  2. Select the desired device group in the left window pane.
  3. Select the subnode Report Results in the left window pane.
  4. Select the desired report result in the right window pane.
  5. Select Edit> View .
    A browser window appears displaying the contents of the selected report result.

Viewing the result of a specific, previously created report

For generated reports, you can either view the last generated result or also a specific, previously created result.

To view a specific, previously created result,

  1. Select the Reports node in the left tree hierarchy.
  2. Select the report to view.
  3. Select the Report Results subnode of the report in the left hierarchy tree.
  4. Select from the list of previously generated report results in the table to the right the one to display.
  5. Click View .

A new browser window or tab opens and displays the report.

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