on 05-24-202008:30 PM - edited on 07-05-202303:07 PM by Nils
Lansweeper Cloud includes a new, intuitive reporting engine. All reports can be found in the Reports module of Lansweeper Cloud and are split up into 5 main categories: Hardware, OT, Security, Software, and Users. By clicking one of the categories, you can view the reports in that specific category. While there are built-in reports, you can create your own as well. Lansweeper Cloud uses MongoDB to store your data and leverages GraphQL to query your data.
This article explains the inner workings of the reports module, as well as the available options in the report builder, including how to create and modify reports.
Viewing, running, and exporting reports
This section of the article is focused on the options that are available in the Reports module, where you can view report results, configure when reports are run, and export reports.
Reports may take a long time to run if your organization has a large number of assets or many users accessing reports simultaneously. To ensure the health, scalability, speed, and availability of the Reporting Service you can run and schedule your reports according to your needs. Instead of constantly accessing the data in real-time, the execution of reports can be ad-hoc or at a scheduled time. You can track the status of your reports in the Status & Results column. There are four different report states: scheduled, unscheduled, queued, and errored.
This indicates the report is scheduled to run at a user-configured interval. The scheduling information is shown when hovering over the report status icon.
An unscheduled report will not run automatically and can be run ad-hoc by clicking the Run report now button.
When a report is triggered, either through its schedule or ad-hoc, it is added to the report queue that is running in the background. Queued reports are indicated as below.
When a report is not executed properly, an error icon will appear. This indicates the report was not run successfully. This can be resolved by running the report again using the Run report now button.
Running reports ad-hoc
You can run any report in real-time with the click of a button. To do so, hover over the status icon in the Status & Results column and click Run report now.
You can run multiple reports at once by ticking the selection box of all reports you want to run and clicking the Run report now button at the top.
You can schedule your reports to run at a certain day and time or at a given interval. To do this, tick the selection box in front of the reports you want to schedule. Click the Schedule Report button at the top.
Select how often you want the reports to run and click Schedule report.
Exporting report results
To export the results of a report, open the results and hit the Export button at the top of the interface.
In the resulting pop-up, you can choose whether to export the first 10,000 results of the report (Standard export), or all results (Full export). You can also select the export format, CSV or XLSX.
If you choose Standard export, you will be offered the export file immediately upon confirming the operation. If you choose Full export, the export file will be prepared for you upon confirming the operation and sent to you via email. The download link in the email remains valid for 3 days.
The report builder
The report builder allows you to visually construct your own reports. This knowledge base article offers a complete overview of the report builder menu.
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