FortiAnalyzer – FortiOS 6.2.3 – Macro library

Macro library

Use the Macro library to create, edit, and manage your macros.

Creating macros

FortiAnalyzer includes a number of predefined macros. You can also create new macros, or clone and edit existing macros.

Macros are predefined to use specific datasets and queries. They are organized into categories, and can be added to, removed from, and organized in reports.

To create a new macro:

  1. If using ADOMs, ensure that you are in the correct ADOM.
  2. Go to Reports > Report Definitions > Macro Library, and click Create New. The Create Macro pane is displayed.
  3. Provide the required information for the new macro.
Name Enter a name for the macro.
Description Enter a description of the macro.
Dataset Select a dataset from the dropdown list.The options will vary based on device type.
Query Displays the query statement for the dataset selected.
Data Binding The data bindings vary depending on the dataset selected. Select a data binding from the dropdown list.
Display Select a value from the dropdown list.
  1. Click OK. The newly created macro is shown in the Macro library.

Managing macros

You can manage macros by Reports > Report Definitions > Macro Library. Some options are available as buttons on the toolbar. Some options are available in the right-click menu. Right-click a macro to display the menu.

Option   Description
Create New   Creates a new macro.
Edit   Edits the selected macro. You can edit macros that you created. You cannot edit predefined macros.
View   Displays the settings for the selected macro. You cannot edit a predefined macro.
Delete   Deletes the selected macro. You can delete macros that you create. You cannot delete predefined macros.
Clone   Clones the selected macro.
Show Predefined   Displays the predefined macros.
Show Custom   Displays the custom macros.
Search   Lets you search for a macro name.

Viewing datasets associated with macros

To view datasets associated with macros:

  1. If using ADOMs, ensure that you are in the correct ADOM.
  2. Go to Reports > Report Definitions> Macro Library.
  3. Select a macro, and click View (for predefined macros) or Edit (for custom macros) in the toolbar.
  4. In the View Macro or Edit Macro pane, find the name of the dataset associated with the macro in the Dataset
  5. Go to Reports > Report Definitions> Datasets.
  6. In the Search box, type the name of the dataset.
  7. Double-click the dataset to view it.

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