Specifying report settings


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Specifying report settings

You specify report settings within the Report Wizard.

Table: Report Wizard

Report Selection

Report name: A default name is provided for all reports, however, you may enter a report name better suited to your requirements. The name is useful for identification if you want to save the report as a template to run again.

Report Type: You can change the report type from here.

Report Details

Specify the time frame that you want the report to cover:

  • Last 24 hours

  • Last __ days (default value is seven days)


    When the last X days are specified, X days is calculated: current_time - X days.

  • Date range (Start Date - End Date)

Select Show Details check box to provide a more exhaustive report.

Some reports include the following details:

  • Report by Computers

    A selection list enables you to pick computers.

  • Report by Groups

    A selection list enables you to pick groups


Select the format for the report:

  • PDF generates the report as an Adobe postscript file

  • HTML generates the report as a hypertext markup language file

  • XML generates the report in an Extensible Markup Language file

Would you like to save these settings as a report template?:

  • Saves these settings as a report template that you can run again or run on a schedule

Report Delivery

  • Email Recipients: Specify the people you want to notify of the report upon completion.

  • Email the report as an attachment: Activate the check box to include a PDF,XML, or HTML copy of the report in the notification email.

To specify report settings

  1. Click on the report you want to run to open the Report Wizard. The Report Selection page opens.

  2. In the Report Name box, type a name for the report or accept the default name that appears. A more descriptive name is especially useful if the report is saved as a template.

    Select the Report Type

    Click Next.

  3. On the Report Details page, specify the time frame that is used to generate data for the report:

    • To see a report for the current day, select Last 24 hours.

    • To see a report covering more than 24 hours, select Last ___ days and enter the number of days to be covered in the report. The default value is seven days.

    • To see a report for a range of dates, click Date Range and use the calendars to specify the to and from dates.

      In the What details would you like to include in the report section, select Show Details check box to provide a more exhaustive report.

      Some reports provide the Report By option. You must pick computers or groups to provide data for the report details.

  4. Click the Next button.

    The Settings page appears.

    In the report format section, choose PDF, HTML, or XML.

    In the save settings section, select the check box if you want to safe the report as a template.

  5. Click the Next button.

    The Report Delivery page appears.

    In the Available Users list, select the users to receive notice of the report by email.

    If you want to send the report as an email attachment, select the check box.

  6. Click the Build Report button to begin report generation.

    When the report is completed, report notifications are sent to the specified email recipients. Unless you attached a copy of the report, they must log in to their Symantec.cloud account to see it.