Manage Reports

Creating reports for your organization helps to troubleshoot various issues. Report definitions are saved so you can generate an updated report at any time or can use the report definition as a template to create another report. As the number of reports grows, use the folder management system to keep the report definitions easy to find.
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Creating reports for your organization helps to troubleshoot various issues. Report definitions are saved so you can generate an updated report at any time or can use the report definition as a template to create another report. As the number of reports grows, use the folder management system to keep the report definitions easy to find.
The report folders are listed on the left. There are built-in folders, which you can rename, but cannot delete:
  • Custom Reports
  • Flow Forensics Reports
  • Analyses
  • Site to Site Reports
Create additional folders to provide more extended organization for your reports.
The right pane displays the names of the reports in the currently selected folder. Use the links at the top and bottom of the pane to delete or run selected reports, and to create or move report definitions.
Create a Report Folder
Create your own report folders to group reports. For example, you can use folder names to identify the purpose for a set of reports.
Follow these steps:
  1. Navigate to the page for the report type: 
    Custom Reporting
    Flow Forensics
    Analysis
    , or 
    Site to Site
    .
  2. Click 
    New
     at the bottom of the 
    Saved Report Folders
     pane.
    A pop-up dialog opens.
  3. Enter a name for the new folder in the pop-up dialog.
  4. Click 
    OK
    .
    The dialog closes and the new folder appears in the 
    Saved Report Folders
     pane.
Move a Report to Another Folder
You can add folders and move report definitions among the folders to make the report definitions easier to find or to help identify them.
Follow these steps:
  1. Navigate to the page for the report type:
    Custom Reporting
    ,
    Flow Forensics
    ,
    Analysis
    , or
    Site to Site
    .
  2. In the
    Reports
    pane, select the check box next to all the reports that you want to move.
  3. Click
    Move to Folder
    .
    A pop-up dialog opens.
  4. Select a destination folder from the list.
  5. Click
    OK
    .
    The dialog closes. The reports are now in their new location, and are visible when you click that folder name in the
    Saved Report Folders
    pane.
Rename a Report Folder
You can change the name of a report folder, including the name of the default report folder.
Follow these steps:
  1. Navigate to the page for the report type: 
    Custom Reporting
    Flow Forensics
    Analysis
    , or 
    Site to Site
    .
  2. In the 
    Reports
     pane, select the check box next to the report folder that you want to rename.
  3. Click 
    Rename
    .
    A pop-up dialog opens.
  4. Enter a new name for the folder in the pop-up dialog.
  5. Click 
    OK
    .
    The dialog closes. The new report folder name appears in the
    Saved Report Folders
    pane.
Delete Saved Report Definitions
When a saved report definition is no longer needed, you can delete it. You can delete one report definition at a time, or you can delete multiple definitions in a single folder simultaneously. Be sure that you do not delete a report definition that is useful as a template for creating other reports. Deleted report definitions cannot be restored.
Follow these steps:
  1. In the 
    Reports
     pane, select the check box next to all report definitions that you want to delete.
  2. Click 
    Delete
    . A confirmation dialog opens.
  3. In the confirmation dialog, click 
    OK
    .
    The confirmation dialog closes. The list of saved report definitions is updated.
Delete Report Folders
You can delete unneeded report folders and their contents. Be sure that you do not delete useful report definitions or folders. Deleted folders and report definitions cannot be restored.
Follow these steps:
  1. In the 
    Saved Report Folders
     pane, select the check box next to all the report folders that you want to delete.
  2. Click 
    Delete
    .
    A confirmation dialog opens. If the folders contain report definitions, the confirmation dialog reminds you of the number of report definitions that will be deleted.
  3. In the confirmation dialog, click 
    OK
    .
    The confirmation dialog closes. The list of saved report definitions is updated.