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Use device metadata in datasets and reports

Device metadata such as branch ID, device geo-location, device names, and organization names can now be used by datasets and reports to provide enriched information.

Below are steps to create and run a custom report with device metadata.

To create a dataset that queries the device metadata:
  1. Go to Reports > Report Definitions > Datasets, and click Create New.
  2. Configure a custom dataset to query logs and device metadata.
  3. Click Go to test the output of the query.
  4. If there are no errors to fix in the Query, click OK to save the dataset.

To create a chart using the dataset with device metadata:
  1. Go to Reports > Report Definitions > Chart Library, and click Create New.
  2. In the Name field, type a name for the chart.
  3. From the Dataset dropdown, select the dataset created with device metadata.
  4. Configure the chart, and click OK.

    See the FortiAnalyzer Administration Guide for more information about creating charts. Use the preview chart to review the chart as it is configured.

To create and run a report using the device metadata chart:
  1. Go to Reports > Report Definitions > All Reports.
  2. From the Report dropdown in the toolbar, click Create New.

    You can also edit an existing or cloned report to use this chart according to your needs.

  3. Configure a name and folder location for the report.

    In this example, the report name is Device Metadata Report.

  4. Go to the Editor tab for the report, and click Insert Chart.

    The Insert Chart dialog opens.

  5. From the Chart dropdown, select the chart that uses the device metadata.
  6. Click OK.

  7. Configure other settings for the report, and click Apply to save the report.

    See the FortiAnalyzer Administration Guide for more information about creating custom reports.

  8. Go to the Generated Reports tab, and click Run Report.
  9. Once the report is generated, click the Format you would like to download the report in.

    Below is an example of a PDF report with device metadata.

Use device metadata in datasets and reports

Device metadata such as branch ID, device geo-location, device names, and organization names can now be used by datasets and reports to provide enriched information.

Below are steps to create and run a custom report with device metadata.

To create a dataset that queries the device metadata:
  1. Go to Reports > Report Definitions > Datasets, and click Create New.
  2. Configure a custom dataset to query logs and device metadata.
  3. Click Go to test the output of the query.
  4. If there are no errors to fix in the Query, click OK to save the dataset.

To create a chart using the dataset with device metadata:
  1. Go to Reports > Report Definitions > Chart Library, and click Create New.
  2. In the Name field, type a name for the chart.
  3. From the Dataset dropdown, select the dataset created with device metadata.
  4. Configure the chart, and click OK.

    See the FortiAnalyzer Administration Guide for more information about creating charts. Use the preview chart to review the chart as it is configured.

To create and run a report using the device metadata chart:
  1. Go to Reports > Report Definitions > All Reports.
  2. From the Report dropdown in the toolbar, click Create New.

    You can also edit an existing or cloned report to use this chart according to your needs.

  3. Configure a name and folder location for the report.

    In this example, the report name is Device Metadata Report.

  4. Go to the Editor tab for the report, and click Insert Chart.

    The Insert Chart dialog opens.

  5. From the Chart dropdown, select the chart that uses the device metadata.
  6. Click OK.

  7. Configure other settings for the report, and click Apply to save the report.

    See the FortiAnalyzer Administration Guide for more information about creating custom reports.

  8. Go to the Generated Reports tab, and click Run Report.
  9. Once the report is generated, click the Format you would like to download the report in.

    Below is an example of a PDF report with device metadata.