Configuring reports

Configure channel report Report source

The first thing to configure is the source i.e. where the report content will come from.

Reports can also be configured to:

Report template

A template file controls the the format of the report's output. Many templates are supplied as standard, in a variety of different styles, and there are also several special-purpose templates provided:

These templates can be customized to suit your needs [1] and you can also write your own.

Once the report has been generated, a post-processing command can optionally be run to do some extra work e.g. convert it to a PDF or audio file.

The post-processing command can be parameterized.

Report output

Generated reports can be:

A post-processing command could also be used to send the report somewhere e.g. using scp or sftp.

The configuration for each of these output destinations can be parameterized.

Report schedule

Reports can be configured to automatically run, either at regular intervals (e.g. every 3 hours) or at specific times (see right).

This is particularly useful when used in conjunction with the FTP upload feature since it lets you keep content on a web site up-to-date. For example, you could generate a blogroll report once a day and automatically upload it to your blog to ensure that your blogroll is always up-to-date.

Or you could send out a regular email based on the contents of a workpad or some of your channels.