Basic Report Example: Hot Folder Activity

The following example demonstrates the process of creating a new, basic report (following the instructions described in the topic Creating a Basic Report) for Hot Folder transfers. In our example, we will generate a report that displays transfer activity for Hot Folders that have been set up within Aspera Enterprise (or Connect) Server, Point_to_Point and Client. The example report, once generated, will display Hot Folder transfer start time, end time and the number of files transferred.

  1. Go to the Manage Report Types page

    Select Reports from the Console menu, and then click the Manage Report Types button. On the Manage Report Types screen, click the New Basic button.

  2. Configure your basic report to display file- and transfer-level details, organized by Faspex Users

    On the Create New Report Type page (for basic reports), enter the following information:

    Field Description
    Name Basic Hot Folder Transfer Report
    Description Basic Hot Folder Transfer report, which includes start time, stop time and the number of files that were transferred.
    How would you like to organize this report? Select "Transfer" as the field by which to organize this report. In doing so, the report will be grouped the human-readable name that has been assigned to each hot folder transfer. A transfer represents one or multiple executions of ascp (that is., one or multiple attempts to transfer).
    Columns to include Select the following basic fields to include as columns:
    • started at
    • stopped at
    • files completed
    • average rate
    Note: When you select a field, its definition appears in the box below.
    Sort Select the "transfer name" field (in ascending order) to sort data inside your group.
    Filters In this example, we must set a filter that checks the value of the transfer cookie. When files are transferred using Hot Folders, the transfer cookie contains the following information:

    Thus, the filter must be set to only include transfers that have a transfer cookie starting with the value aspera.sync2:.

  3. Save, finalize run settings, and run your report.

    Next, click the Create and Run button. Confirm the following settings on next page:

    • Title is as described above
    • Report is scheduled to Run Now
    • Report period is Month to date and time zone is Pacific
    • Sorting is as described above
    • Filter is as described above

    Once confirmed, click the Run Report button.

  4. View your Web report.

    After clicking the Run Report button, the page will update to display the report queuing and then running. Once generated, the Web version of your basic report appears as shown below.