To perform file collect from DSM Explorer and database (in this case user's pdf files), you can use
the Asset Management File Scan collect task (add *.pdf in the source field):
Following the a ref. article with the steps to create a file scan collect task:
CA Client Automation - All versions
There're no out of the box way to provide the summary in a specific format, but based on the
article's report, it uses two tables: ca_discovered_hardware and filemgr. The following query
like this one should help to build your own to match your request:
SELECT cdh.host_name, flmrg.contain
FROM ca_discovered_hardware cdh, filemgr flmrg
WHERE flmrg.contain LIKE '%.pdf%' and
test_machine DIR: C:\ DIR: C:\Test_local_drive\ ca-client-automation.PDF|480981|20170504|114334|A
The field 'contain' from table 'filemgr' is populated with the format below, showing
the file path (directory and subdirectories), file name, size, date, hour and attributes.
And the pattern '%.pdf%' is case sensitive.
Users can modify the query to group by hostname, count(*), etc, according to theur needs.
Also, you may export the results to build your own report with external tools.