Ability to add Web Based reports to a Summary View

The current resource for generating a report in a view only allows you to select reports that have been created using the Report Writer on the server, it would be really neat if you could also choose from reports that have been generated using the Web Console. This would allow you to include reports in the rotating NOC views that were introduced in v10.7 emoticons_happy.png

Additionally, this could also be solved by allowing resources in a Summary/NOC/Interface/etc. view to be arranged in the same way that reports are. Instead of three static columns, it would be nice to add a "section" which can have as many columns as you want. These sections are completely independent of each other in terms of spacing.

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  • Thanks for the suggestion! I am currently using iframes as a hacky workaround, but they are finicky and hard to control.

  • Hi hcy01uk,

    i just stumbled on this thread while looking for solution for the same thing: ability to display reports from either web-baesd or report writer report on a summary page. This is not suppose to be requested, it should be there out of the box but I don't know what Solarwinds is doing. They seems to limit a lot of good stuff that makes one want to consider an alternative. Hopefully, They will consider adding this feature in the next update to the products.

    However, I am trying to use the workaround you provided. Can you please help with how to obtain the link i need the resource like yesterday.

    I will appreciate if you could help.

    Thanks a lot.

  • Hi,

    Never mind I have studied and understood what you did and edited to fit my need. I worked like a charm.


  • Instead of embedding the report, we use the Custom HTML Resource to display links to a report.  If I really need to put something custom on a page I just build that item in a Custom Table or Custom Chart.  The problem SolarWinds would have with putting Custom Web Reports into resources like they do with Report Writer Reports is that a Web Report can actually have multiple tables/charts on it whereas a Report Writer report is always a single table.  Multiple tables and charts from a web report wouldn't display properly inside of a single box on a web console view.  It's probably the reason they haven't instituted it yet because there really isn't a way to do what the OP is asking.  You can think of web reports as an entire Orion View that consists of multiple resources, whereas Report Writer reports were just a single Resource that would go in a view.  To do what the OP is asking SolarWinds would have to find a way to let us put an entire View inside of a resource on another View.  It doesn't really make sense.

    What the feature request should actually be for is to allow previously built Custom Tables and even the Data Sources they are based on to be reusable in other reports or views.  It's silly that when I build a data source for a Custom Table or Chart that I can freely reuse that source within that report when adding other custom tables or charts, but as soon as I create a new report or go to add a custom table or chart onto a view I have to manually rebuild that source again.  It should just come up with a list of all custom sources currently being used in all other custom tables and charts in all other reports and views and let me choose one of those to base my new table or chart on.  That would be really cool because then if I needed to update that source I could just go edit it in one place and all of my custom objects built upon it would automatically be updated.  Just like they do with SAM Templates and now Alert Action objects.

  • I agree! In my mind, the second half of my post is a better solution. I've mentioned it to the UX team a few times, I hope they understood what I was getting at emoticons_happy.png