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Hmm - probably working based on a CSV file might be easiest. Let's throw a few ideas around...
Now the idea would be to run a script against that CSV file ... some like VBScript (or even AutoIT) could do it.
That could re-format your "basic" CSV file already a fair bit ... and you could then use a place holder for your page-break and try something like a "replace all" (though I don't recall the ASCII-code for a carriage return // page break at the moment).
So your script could - for instance - replace every "," (comma) with a carriage return, and at the end of the line of a string it finds, add a few extra carriage returns (enough for you to start a new page potentially) ...?
Bit crude and simplistic, but it may be a start? (in a rush, so sorry if I can't come up with something more elegant) :).
LANDesk EMEA Technical Lead
You can do this with custom reports in the management console. Create a query that returns the machines you want and select the attributes you want to display as the columns. Then design the report. Instead of having the attributes arranged horizontally, move them so that they appear vertically. This will give a report in the format you want, just not with the page breaks.
Seems odd though, it isn't a lot of information you want to display and with page breaks that will generate a lot of pages!
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Thanks for your reply, the custom reports section in the management console should give me exactly what I need, I've had a look and just need to play around with the settings to get what I want.
The query / report that I need to run is for about 50 servers, with each one having approx. one A4 page of information, hence the reason why I need the output in this particular format. I'd be easier if I could give my people the details in the standard column format, but they want it this other way!
I've been unable to re-design the layout of my report so that all of the fields and data are represented veritcally as rows on each page rather than being in column format (see attached screenshot).
Is there an easy way to adjust the "detail header" width and layout? I've looked through the help and LDMS manuals but cannot find anything.
Thanks in advance.
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Take a look at one of the reports that i designed and posted some time ago - http://community.landesk.com/support/message/12842#12842
This report does similiar to what you are looking to do. It may help you figure out what you need.
Basically, you need to set the computername in a header/footer section and then set the new page option(on the right) to after to have it show the data for the section for each system. I would play with that to get what you want to achieve.
Hope that helps...
Thanks for the information and examples, they really helped. I've made real progress today with my custom report - not finished yet, but getting there.
Not sure how I award you points, as I already awarded points on this particular question??
No worries. As long as it helped you out is all that is important. ;-)