Configuring Reports

Avalanche reports can help you organize information about the activity or status of devices or software on your network. These reports are generated from the information Avalanche stores in its database.

In order to create a report, you must first configure the name, scope, output, and the time period to be included in the report. Then you can either generate the report immediately or schedule a time for the report to be generated. When a report is scheduled, it can be set to run once or on a recurring basis.

To configure a report with an Avalanche template

1.Click the Reports tab.

2.In the Configured Reports panel, click New.
The Create a New Report page appears.

3.Click on the desired report.

4.Depending on the template, the Reports tool will guide you through configuring the available options for the report. These will always include the name and output format, but may also include the scope or the time period to be included in the report. You may also choose to have a report sent to an email recipient when it is generated.

Scope. Configure the report to collect information from a specific folder in the Avalanche navigation tree.

Name. Create a unique name for each configured report.

Output Format. Choose the file format for the report results: .pdf, .xml, or .csv.

Time. Set the report to include information from the past 24 hours, past week, or past month.

You cannot create a PDF output for reports with a scope of more than 1000 mobile devices — it will not run. The PDF generated would be too large. For a Mobile Device Property report, the maximum device limit for PDF is 250. If you want to run a report for a larger number of devices, it must be in CSV or XML format.

When you have completed the configuration, the report will appear in the Configured Reports panel on the Reports page. You can either run the report immediately or schedule a time for it to run. For information about running reports, see Generating and Scheduling Reports.