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Scheduling Reports


 

Once you have created a custom report profile, you can set up schedules to run the report automatically at specified time intervals. You can also configure Firewall Analyzer to automatically email the report once it runs.

 

Scheduled reports are generated and emailed only as PDF files. If you are viewing PDF reports on a Windows machine, make sure you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.

 

Click the Schedule Listing link under the Settings tab takes you the All Schedules page to view the list of reports that have been scheduled so far. The list shows all the schedules that have been set up so far, along with the report profile they are associated with, the type of schedule, and options to delete the schedule.

 

Click the Delete icon to delete a schedule. The report profile associated with this schedule will no longer be generated automatically at the specified time interval.

 

The Enable icon against a schedule is a toggle icon used to enable or disable a schedule. When the Enable icon is displayed, the schedule is enabled, and reports will be generated automatically for that schedule. Click the Enable icon to disable the schedule. The Disabled icon is displayed indicating that the schedule is currently disabled. Reports will not be generated automatically for this schedule.

Creating a New Schedule

Click the New Schedule icon or the New Schedule link to add a new schedule. In the Add New Schedule page that comes up, enter the following details:

 

Attribute Description
Task Name Enter a unique name to identify this schedule
Profile Name Choose the report profile to which this schedule has to be applied. All the report profiles that have been created are listed.
Mail Id The first time a schedule is associated with a report profile, you need to enter the e-mail address to which the report has to be sent. Enter multiple e-mail addresses separated by a comma(,).
Hourly* If you want to schedule this report to run every hour, enter the date and time after which this report has to run every one hour
Daily* If you want to schedule this report to run every day, enter the date and time after which this report has to run every one day
Weekly* If you want to schedule this report to run every week, enter the date and time after which this report has to run every one week
Monthly* If you want to schedule this report to run every month, enter the date and time after which this report has to run every one month
Once only* If you want to run this report only once, enter the date and time when the report has to be generated

*Choose from any one of these options

 

For Daily, and Only once schedules, you can set the TimeFilter TimeFilter for Custom Hours, Only Working Hours, or Only NonWorking Hours.

For the Daily schedules, if the option Run on Week Days is selected then the reports are run daily except on the weekends. For the Weekly or Monthly schedules, select the option Generate Report only for Week Days if you want to report on the events that occurred only on the week days and not report on events that occurred over the weekends.

 

Once you have chosen all the required values click Save Task to save and activate the new schedule. Click Cancel to return to the All Schedules page.

 

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