5.5 Saving a Search Query as a Report Template

You can save a search result as a report template by using the Save as Report link at the top of the search results. You can use this report as a reference to create future reports.

  1. Log in to Novell Sentinel Log Manager.

  2. Perform a search.

  3. To save the search query, click the save as report link.

    A Save as Report dialog box is displayed.

  4. Use the Report Name field to specify the report template name for the search.

  5. Select one of the following report type formats:

    • Event List: Select the Event List option to save the report in the search report format.

    • Visualization: The Based on field lists the Jasper Reports saved in Sentinel Log Manager. Select a Jasper report from the Based on drop-down list to save the new report template in the Jasper report format.

  6. Specify the data values you want for the report. To specify the Jasper report parameters, see Step 5.

    The Search Query field displays the text for the search.

  7. In the Name field, specify the name of the report.

  8. To mail the report template to a user, specify the e-mail address in the Email Report to field. To send the report template to more than one user, enter multiple e-mail addresses separated by commas.

  9. To save more than 1000 results in a report, use the Event Limits text field to specify the number of results to show.

    By default, 1000 results are stored in a report template.

  10. To generate report results when you click Save, select the Generate report results on save using current search query check box.

  11. Click Preview to see a preview of the selected report.

  12. Click Save to save the report definition.

    You can see the saved report definition in the Report Viewer pane in the Sentinel Log Manager interface. To view the reports, see Viewing the Reports.