Build Report View

In the Build Report view, you can create a report, add text and rules, and schedule a report.


This workflow shows the procedure to create and schedule a report.


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Administrator / Analyst

Configure Reporting Engine

For more information, see "Step 3: Configure Reporting Engine Data Sources" topic in the Reporting Engine Configuration Guide

Administrator / Analyst Create a List or List Group/Create or Deploy a Rule/Test a Rule Configure a Rule

Administrator / Analyst

Create and Schedule a Report*

Create and Schedule a Report

Administrator / Analyst View a report or list of all reports View a Report
Administrator / Analyst Investigate a Report Investigate a Report
Administrator / Analyst Manage/Access Control for lists, Rules or Reports Manage Lists, Rules or Reports

*You can complete these tasks here.

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Quick View

The following figure shows the Build Report View.

To access this view

  1. Go to Reports.

    The Manage tab is displayed.

  2. Click Reports.

    The Reports view is displayed.

  3. In the Reports toolbar, click netwitness_110_run_config_add.png.

    The Build Report tab is displayed.

The Build Report view consists of the following panels:

1 Report Panel
2 Text Panel

Rules Panel

Report Panel

The Report panel allows you to create a report by assigning a name to the report. The content in a report depends on the items selected from the Text and Rules panels.


When you add rules to a report, you can change the output format of these rules either to tabular, area, line or pie by clicking the netwitness_110_rule_options_button.png button.

The following table lists the features of the Report Panel and the description.

Feature Description
Name This field allows you enter the name of the report.
Options This field allows you to select the output format of the report such as Tabular, Area, Bar, Bubble, Column, Line, Pie, Step Line, Step Area, Spline Area and Spline.
Schedule Clicking this option generates the report.
Save Clicking this option saves the report.

Text Panel

The Text panel consists of a list of text elements that add to the look and feel of the report. You can use these text elements to format the report.

  • To add more structure to reports, you can use these headers defined in the Text panel to indent up to four levels. This allows you to identify specific sections in a report that can be included in the Table of Contents for easy navigation in the report result.
  • To add headers to the Report panel, drag and drop H1, H2, H3, or H4 onto the Report pane based on the desired level of indentation.

The following table lists the text elements used to format a report:

Text Elements Description
Header 1
The Header 1 element adds a first-level heading to the report definition.
Header 2
The Header 2 element adds a second-level heading to the report definition.
Header 3
The Header 3 element adds a third-level heading to the report definition.
Header 4
The Header 4 element adds a fourth-level heading to the report definition.
Table of Contents
The Table of Contents adds table of contents to the report definition.
Body Text
The Body Text element adds body text to the report definition.

The Comment element adds comments to the report definition.

Note: The Comment element is not displayed when you view all the reports.

Rules Panel

The Rules panel consists of a list of rules that are defined in the Rules. From the rules list, you can drag and drop rules onto the Report panel to associate those rules with the report.

You can search for a specific rule using search text box provided in the Rules panel.