shesser
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Generate folder and file report

We are doing an eval of file reporter and I was wondering if there is a way to generate a report that lists all files and folders that are under a certain directory no matter who the owner is?

Thanks for any insight!
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jmarton2 Absent Member.
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Re: Generate folder and file report

shesser wrote:

>
> We are doing an eval of file reporter and I was wondering if there is
> a way to generate a report that lists all files and folders that are
> under a certain directory no matter who the owner is?


I think the easiest way to get a listing of all files in a directory is
to use the date-age detail report. The date-age (not detail) is meant
to give you a summary of how many files were created/modified/accessed
each year, and the detail report gives you a list of every file for
that year. If you click on the a year in the date-age report it
automatically generates a detail report for that year, but you can
create a date-age detail report on your own and list out all the years.
It might be a pain to type in the last 10 or 15 or 20 years or however
long the system has been around, but once it's done the report should
give you what you want.

Another option is to write a custom query and create a custom report
that gets you all the files in a particular directory. That would give
you more flexibility as well on how you present the data in the report.

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Generate folder and file report

On 3/9/2015 9:36 PM, shesser wrote:
>
> We are doing an eval of file reporter and I was wondering if there is a
> way to generate a report that lists all files and folders that are under
> a certain directory no matter who the owner is?
>
> Thanks for any insight!
>
>

Another option is a Summary Report on that directory, which is
well-suited to smaller directories or an overview of a larger directory.
If you're looking for a flat file list of everything in a very large
directory, however, a custom query might be best.

-- NFMS Support Team
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shesser
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Re: Generate folder and file report

The summary I ran on the directories in question. It gives a file count but not a list. I also set the report path depth to 10 with a initial chart path of 0. I don't think our directory structure goes past 10 levels.
Another thing, I set my report definitions to a schedule. I have like 18 (because I don't know what I'm doing :^) that are suppose to start at 5am. None of them have completed and are still listed in reports in progress. When I click on one and hit cancel, it gives a scan cancellation error, Report Id: 19 : (-1) An unspecified error has occurred. How do we get these reports to run or remove them?
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jmarton2 Absent Member.
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Re: Generate folder and file report

shesser wrote:

>
> The summary I ran on the directories in question. It gives a file
> count but not a list. I also set the report path depth to 10 with a
> initial chart path of 0. I don't think our directory structure goes
> past 10 levels.
> Another thing, I set my report definitions to a schedule. I have like
> 18 (because I don't know what I'm doing :^) that are suppose to start
> at 5am. None of them have completed and are still listed in reports
> in progress. When I click on one and hit cancel, it gives a scan
> cancellation error, Report Id: 19 : (-1) An unspecified error has
> occurred. How do we get these reports to run or remove them?


Steve I'll work with you directly on getting the report definitions
cleared up.

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