Scheduling a Report

Using a template, you can schedule automatic report generation by specifying the report frequency and report recipients.

  1. From the Management Console, select View > Modules > Log Explorer > Templates.
    The Select and edit template dialog opens.
  2. Choose the template from the list.
  3. Click Settings.
    The Template settings dialog opens.
  4. Select the Schedule tab.
  5. Select the Generate scheduled reports option.
  6. In the Range of recurrence panel:
    1. Select the starting date and hour.
    2. You may select the End by option and select and ending date and hour.
  7. In the Delivery targets panel:
    1. Click New.
      The Edit target dialog opens.
    2. Select the Method from the drop-down list.
    3. If you select the Share method, click Browse.
      The Browse for Folder dialog opens.
    4. Select a shared folder.
    5. Click OK.
      The Edit target dialog opens.
    6. If you selected E-mail as method, specify the To, Cc, From recipients, and Mail server (SMTP) in the Edit target dialog.
    7. Click Ping to test the connection.
    8. If you select the Apply for every target option, the Mail server field for every delivery target changes and you lose any existing information. You must be careful when setting e-mail delivery options. If not correctly set, the report may be sent to the junk mail folder. The specified mail server should accept anonymous connections so that the reports delivery option works properly.
    9. Click OK.
      The Edit target dialog closes. The Schedule tab of the Template settings dialog opens. The Schedule tab is used to define whether reports are sent via mail or saved in a shared folder on the network.
  8. In the Format field:
    1. Select the file Format from the drop-down list.
    2. Change the Output extension as necessary.
  9. In the Recurrence pattern panel select a frequency option from the list shown.
    The right panel changes to reflect your selection.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Click Close.

The selected template is ready to generate a regularly schedule report that is archived on a shared folder or sent by e-mail as an attachment.

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