Generate Report

The Generate Report task is used to generate reports from previously created or pre-defined Report templates.

icon_section Basic

In this section, you can enter basic information about a task, such as a Name and Description (optional). You can also select from the following task trigger settings:

Run task immediately after finish - Select this option to have the task run automatically after you click Finish.

Configure trigger - Select this option to enable the Trigger section, where you can configure trigger settings.

To set the trigger later, leave this check box deselected.

 

icon_section Settings

Report templates - Click Add Report Template to choose a report template from the list. User creating the task will be able to see and choose only from Report Templates which are available in his group. You can choose multiple report templates for one report.

Select Send email or Save to file to get the generated report.

Report delivery

Send email

To send/receive mail messages, you must configure SMTP settings under Server Settings > Advanced Settings.

Send to - Enter the email address(-es) of recipients for report emails. Separate multiple addresses with a comma (,). It is also possible to add CC and BCC fields; these work exactly as they do for mail clients.

Subject - Subject of the report message. Enter a distinctive subject, so that incoming messages can be sorted. This is an optional setting, but we recommend that you do not leave it empty.

Message contents - Define the body of the report message.

Send mail if report is empty - use this option if you want the report to be sent even though there is no data in it.

Print options

Click Show print options to display the following settings:

Output format - Select the appropriate file format. The generated report will be attached to the message and can be printed later.

Output language - Select the language for the message. The default language is based on the language selected for the ERA Web Console.

Page size/Resolution/Paper orientation/Color format/Margin units/Margins - These options are relevant if you want to print the report. Select the appropriate options based on your print preferences. These options only apply to the PDF and PS format, not to the CSV format.

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The Generate report task allows you to select from several output file formats. Selecting CSV results in the date and time values in your report to be stored in the UTC format. When you select either of the two remaining output options (PDF, PS) the report will use the local server time.

Save to file

File options

Relative file path - The report will be generated in a specific directory, for example:

For Windows, report are typically placed in C:\ProgramData\ESET\RemoteAdministrator\Server\EraServerApplicationData\Data\GeneratedReports\

In older Windows systems, the path may be C:\Users\All Users\ESET\RemoteAdministrator\Server\EraServerApplicationData\Data\GeneratedReports\

For Linux, report are typically placed in /var/opt/eset/RemoteAdministrator/Server/GeneratedReports/

Save file if report is empty - use this option if you want the report to be saved even though there is no data in it.

Print options

Click Show print options to display the following settings:

Output format - Select the appropriate file format. The generated report will be attached to the message and can be printed later.

Output language - Select the language for the message. The default language is based on the language selected for the ERA Web Console.

Page size/Resolution/Paper orientation/Color format/Margin units/Margins - These options are relevant if you want to print the report. Select the appropriate options based on your print preferences. These options only apply to the PDF and PS format, not to the CSV format.

icon_details_hoverNOTE

The Generate report task allows you to select from several output file formats. Selecting CSV results in the date and time values in your report to be stored in the UTC format. When you select either of the two remaining output options (PDF, PS) the report will use the local server time.

icon_section Trigger

The Trigger section contains information about the trigger(s) which would run a task. Each Server Task can have up to one trigger. Each trigger can run only one Server Task. If Configure trigger is not selected in the Basic section, a trigger is not created. A task can be created without trigger. Such a task can be run afterward manually or a trigger can be added later.
 

icon_section Advanced Settings - Throttling

By setting Throttling, you can set advanced rules for the created trigger. Setting throttling is optional.
 

icon_section Summary

All configured options are displayed here. Review the settings and click Finish if they are ok. The task is now created and ready to be used.

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The Ubuntu Server Edition requires X Server and xinit installed for the correct function of the Report Printer (PDF Reports).

sudo apt-get install server-xorg
sudo apt-get install xinit
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