Configuring reports enables an end-user to run, save, or schedule a new report. It
will show you a list of all available report templates, which will be grouped by
report categories. Properties exist for distributing via Email and FTP, and export
formats include PDF, XLS, and HTML.
The most critical properties when configuring a report are the date range you want to
run it for and whether you want to run it immediately, save the currently selected
options so you can reuse them later, or schedule it to run automatically.
Distribution options allow you to choose the report's file format (PDF, Excel,
RTF, CSV, TXT, or HTML) and where to deliver it. All completed reports will
automatically be stored in an archive, which equates to the manager's "Completed
Reports" list. However, completed reports can also be delivered automatically
via email, FTP, etc. NetAuditor's delivery mechanism allows custom scripts to be
written to provide custom delivery methods.
Additional formatting options allow you to easily tailor the report output to
Filters are important to consider them when configuring a report. If you have
multiple devices and you only want to see data logged by one of them, specifying a
filter on that device will make the report run faster and will make the resulting
report smaller. When running detail reports, you could end up with a report that is
too large to open. It could easily be on the order of millions of pages.