Creating an Advanced Report

The following instructions describe how to create advanced reports. To view an example of an advanced report, see Advanced Report Example: Transfer Sessions with High Packet Loss. For more informationabout creating basic reports, see Creating a Basic Report.
Important: Aspera recommends you read through the Advanced Report Usage Notes before configuring an advanced report.
  1. Go to Reports > Manage Report Types. Click the New Advanced button.
    Note: You may also modify an advanced report by clicking the edit action for an advanced report that is listed on the Manage Report Types page.
  2. Enter a name for your report (limited to 75 characters) and a detailed description about the report.
  3. Configure the SQL script text.
    For information on available SQL variables or database field references, click on the Help link.

    For a list of available reference variables, see: When creating advanced reports, you may specify a custom variable within the WHERE clause (for example, $custom_variable). Once declared within the SQL script text, you can to view and edit the variable by clicking Edit Parameters the Edit Advanced Report Template page. You are prompted to enter a value for the variable when you run the report.
  4. Optional: Add a filter in the WHERE section of your script.
    For example, this example script filters out transfers that do not have a reported policy and transfers that do not fall within the specified date range.
     ts.reported_policy IS NOT NULL
       ts.started_at < '$REPORT_PERIOD_END'
       AND (
    	ts.stopped_at >= '$REPORT_PERIOD_START'
    	OR ts.stopped_at IS NULL
    For a list of available SQL variables you can use, Reference: SQL Variables for Advanced Reports.
  5. Create your report. You can also run it at this time.
    • Click Create: Save the report without running it. You are redirected to the Manage Report Types page where you can see the new report in the list of reports. Custom reports have edit and delete links, which differentiate them from Console's built-in reports. Both custom reports and built-in reports include a copy link for duplicating the report and a run link to view run settings and generate the report.
    • Click Create and Run: Save the report and run it. The new report is added to the Manage Report Types page, but first, you are redirected to the New Report page where you must finalize the report run settings and click the Run Report button to run the report.