Organizing reports

As you use standard reports and create custom reports, you'll need to organize and modify them to meet your needs.

Copy and modify

Standard reports can't be deleted, but you can copy and paste them to other folders. For example, you might create a folder under My reports that contains the reports you use most often.

You can also copy a standard report, edit it, and save it as a unique report. This is usually easier than creating a report from scratch. Each time you copy a report, a number is appended to the report name to distinguish it from other copies. When you edit the report you can give it a unique name.

NOTE: You should make a separate copy of a report for each revision you create. If you have copied and modified a report, and then make additional changes to it and save it again, your previous modifications will be lost. We recommend that you make a new copy every time to ensure that queries or parameters aren't lost.

Share with other core servers

Reports are run using a core server's database. If you have multiple core servers, you can share reports between them so reporting is standardized in your organization.

Share a report one time only by using the Copy to other cores option. This saves a copy of a report in the same folder structure of the other core server's reporting tool.

To share a report on a permanent basis, you can synchronize reports between core servers. Any time a report is modified, a copy of the modified report is automatically saved to the other core servers you have selected for content synchronization. This feature is part of the Core synchronization tool.

Import and export

You can import and export reports, either to save copies of your reports or to share reports and templates with others. For example, if you save exported copies of your reports, and you've deleted a report and later decide you want it back, you can re-import it.

Reports are stored in plain-text XML files with an .ldms file extension in the location you specify. These files can only be read by IvantiĀ® Endpoint Manager.

The folder and file names of exported reports generally match the way they appear in the reporting tool.