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Is it possible to create our own Report templates.

I would like to retrieve the value of a specific registry entry for all devices. Is it possible?

I could easily imagine, that doing the same with WMI and Performance Counter entries could come handy..

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Hi Martin,

Not yet, but you could always write an automation script that would retrieve the information you want on all systems. Unfortunately there is no way to run a report based on the automation output but we will be adding this in a future release.

-Paul

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Has there been any further movement on this? I've started using these reports and having the ability to further customize the output or create custom templates would be ideal.

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Well you can now hide certain elements from a report but having a report designer in the WebApp is something we want to have in the future.

-Paul

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Thanks for the response Paul. I'll look at hiding elements I don't need, since I wasn't aware I could do that at least. I look forward to being able to design our own report in the future.

 

Regards,

James

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Hey everyone,

I'm proud to announce that you can now generate a report that includes the outputs of the scripts from an automation task.

-Paul

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Wau @Paul, that's amazing!

But to make it all perfect, here are some improvement ideas, that could be configured on the report.

* Skip/ignore/hide scripts/task that doesn't generate output.

* Skip/ignore/hide scripts/tasks with Exit Code 0.

Thumbs up!

Martin.

And a tiny question @Paul. :-)

I have made a report scoped for a subset for systems, based on a task scoped for "All Systems",
The report does only contains reports for the subset of systems, but the frontpage says "All Systems" and indicates that it has also been executed on all systems.
Is that expected behaviour?

Br, Martin.

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Hey Martin,

Thank you for the suggestions, they are really good and we're implementing them. You should see them in the next release.

In regards to the report, can you send me a PM with some screenshots of the report and task configurations and the report you've generated?

-Paul

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You can see the opposite example in the report in your announcement.
Here you have executed the report for "all systems" but the task is scoped for "www".
In my example, it is the other way around.

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Hi Martin,

On 2/4/2019 at 12:59 PM, Martin Stevnhoved said:

The report does only contains reports for the subset of systems, but the frontpage says "All Systems" and indicates that it has also been executed on all systems.

The report scope in on the top right under the 'Task Execution Output'.

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The Task scope is display under the Task description:

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In your case the Task scope is  'All Systems' (was executed on all systems) and you create the report for a particular scope. This mean the report will get the Task executions for the systems that will match the report scope.

 

 

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15 hours ago, Mark said:

In your case the Task scope is  'All Systems' (was executed on all systems) and you create the report for a particular scope. This mean the report will get the Task executions for the systems that will match the report scope. 

Hi Mark.

That was also was I understood was happening. I was just asking if it was the expected behavior, and I now understand it is.

For me it was just more intuitive if the scope was inherited from the report to the task.

If you don't run a task directly (or by schedule) what would be the idea of running it on an other subset then the report does.

For me the best practice would be to let the scope be inherit, or just drop the scope selection on the report. But it was just my thoughts. :-)

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Aha, now I understand!
The report does not execute the report, but just uses the last execution history.

I don't think it is the best approach, because we should then double-schedule to create a report.
But I now understand it works. Perhaps you should rename the template to "Last Task Execution Report", to be less misleading.

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