Run or Schedule Reports

You can run ad-hoc reports or create reports that are to be distributed as scheduled.
There are two ways to create a report template:

Run a Report Based on a Dashboard

  1. Select
    Reporting
    Dashboards Manager
    .
  2. Right-click the dashboard from which you want to generate a report, and select
    Save as report template
    .
  3. Enter a unique
    Report Name
    and an optional
    Description
    of the report, then
    Save
    the template.
  4. Select
    Reporting
    Report Templates
    .
  5. Run the report.
    You can either
    Generate Report
    to run the report on-demand, or you can
    Edit
    the report template to define a schedule.
  6. After your report completes, you can download it from the
    Reporting
    Reports
    page.

Create a Report from Scratch

  1. Select
    Reporting
    Report Templates
    + New Template
    .
  2. Enter a unique
    Report Name
    and an optional
    Description
    of the report.
  3. Select the
    Data Timeframe
    for your report.
    You can choose
    Last 24H
    (day),
    Last 7D
    (week),
    Last 1M
    (month), or you can choose a custom timeframe.
    Custom timeframe is limited to one month.
  4. Choose the
    Report Type
    .
    You can use an existing template, or you can build a new report from scratch.
  5. Click
    Next
    .
  6. Customize your report.
    To get a feel for how the data will look, Cortex XDR provides mock data. To see how the report would look with real data in your environment, you can use the toggle above the report to use
    Real Data
    . Select
    Preview A4
    to view how the report is displayed in an A4 format.
    Drag and drop widgets from the widget library to their desired position.
    If necessary, remove unwanted widgets from the template. To remove a widget, select the menu in the top right corner, and select
    Remove widget
    .
    For incident-related widgets, you can also select the star to include only incidents that match an incident starring configuration in your report. A purple star indicates that the widget is displaying only starred incidents.
  7. When you have finished customizing your report template, click
    Next
    .
  8. If you are ready to run the report, select
    Generate now
    .
  9. To run the report on a regular
    Schedule
    , you can specify the time and frequency that Cortex XDR will run the report.
  10. (
    Optional
    ) Enter an
    Email Distribution
    list or
    Slack workspace
    to send a PDF version of your report.
    Select
    Add password used to access report sent by email and Slack
    to set a password encryption.
    Password encryption is only available for PDF format.
  11. (
    Optional
    )
    Attach CSV
    file of your XQL query widget to a report.
    From the drop-down menu, search and select one or more of your custom widgets to attach to the report. The XQL query widget is attached to the report as a CSV file along with the customized PDF. Depending on how you selected to send the report, the CSV file is attached as follows:
    • Email—Sent as separate attachments for each widget. The total size of the attachment in the email cannot exceed 20MB.
    • Slack—Sent within a ZIP file that includes the PDF file.
  12. Save Template
    .
  13. After your report completes, you can download it from the
    Reporting
    Reports
    page.
    In the
    Name
    field, reports with multiple files, PDF and CSV files, are marked with a icon, while reports with a single PDF are marked with a icon.

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