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Acquire must be in Config mode to perform these steps.
Acquire’s custom tabular reports can present data from any point in the entire system for each interval. For example:
|field 1||field 2||field 3|
The Reports list will be displayed:
The Report Type dialog will be displayed:
A blank tabular report will be created:
|Name||Give your report a name. This name will be reflected in the report menu.|
|Type||This is set to “Custom Report”.|
|Period||Set how often the report should be generated. Options are “Hourly”, “2 Hourly”, “12 Hourly”, “Daily”, “Weekly” and “Monthly”.|
|Base Time||Set the base time for the report.|
|Display Fields Vertically||Select ‘Display Fields Vertically’ to generate a report where the selected fields for the specified reporting period are presented vertically on a single page report.|
|Use Archive Values||Selecting this option will use the flow computer archives to populate the report.|
|Collection Period||Acquire gathers data from flow computer at regular intervals by taking samples of all the fields specified on the report and appending them as a row on the report. Use this field to set how often the sample should be taken.|
|Wait Time||The wait time allows a small delay to be introduced before gathering the data. This gives the flow computer a chance to gather the data.|
The Field List window will be displayed:
The field will be added into the slot on the report:
Up to 16 fields can be added on a standard report and 20 fields added to the vertical report.
Tip: The order of the fields can be rearranged by dragging and dropping them in the list.
|If the ‘Print’ checkbox is selected then a dropdown menu will appear showing all available printers on the network, click to select the printer. The report will be printed at the end of the report’s period. The number of copies of the report can also be selected.|
|Archive||If the ‘Archive’ checkbox is selected then the report will be saved to disk as a text file at the end of the report’s period.|
|If the ‘Email’ checkbox is selected then the report will be emailed to a specified email address at the end of the report’s period. The report format can be specified as either text, PDF or HTML.
Note: Ensure that the sender’s email address has been set up as a valid address otherwise the report will be rejected by the recipient’s mail server.
The new custom report will be added to the list:
Tip: There may be a delay while the flow computer gathers the data to build up the report. If the message “Report Not Found” is displayed simply return to the screen at a later time – this could be as long as the defined collection period interval!