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AppDynamics can extract data from dashboards and create scheduled reports. Configure automatic report generation on a regular schedule or create reports manually when needed.

Scheduled Reports

Scheduled reports are created automatically on a regular interval. AppDynamics helps create reports with the data pulled out from Dashboards and sends it to the configured list of email recipients, as scheduled. To deliver a report instantly, use Send Report Now option available for a report.

You must have account-level permissions to view and configure scheduled reports. See account-level permissions.

Report Types and Formats

Schedule periodic generation and delivery of the following report types to a list of email recipients:

Report TypeCaptured Information
Application Health Report

Application health data from the application dashboard that includes:

  • Business transaction and server health data
  • Transaction scorecard
  • Events and exceptions
  • Load, response time, and errors graphs
Dashboard Report

Dashboard data in the selected custom dashboard

Controller Audit Report

Audit entries that include:

  • User logins and information changes
  • Controller configuration changes
  • Application properties and object changes such as policies, health rules, EUM configuration
  • Environment properties changes

For Controller Audit Reports, AppDynamics supports the following file formats:

  • PDF
  • JSON
  • CSV
Home Screen Report

Overview data from the home page

All Applications Summary

Data summary from the applications page

User Experience: Browser Apps

Browser RUM data from the Browser App Dashboard Overview page

Manage Scheduled Reports

You can create and get schedule reports delivered on a regular interval. To create a report identical to the existing one, you can quickly duplicate the existing scheduled report and modify relevant fields, as required. Add a set of email recipients for the report delivery.

In addition to the scheduled delivery of reports, use the Send Report now option to send the generated report immediately to the email recipients. On the Reports page, select your report from the list and click Send Report Now from the right-click menu. 

To create a scheduled report:

You need to have the account-level Configure Scheduled Reports permission to create scheduled reports.

  1. Click Dashboards & Reports > Reports > Add Report.
  2. On the Create Scheduled Report page, customize your report as follows:
    1. Enter Report Title and Report Subtitle.
      Tip:  You can label a report CONFIDENTIAL using Report Subtitle.
    2. Optionally, select Show Title Page to include a title page at the beginning of your report file.
    3. Select your Report Type from the drop-down list. Based on this selection, fields in the Report Data tab vary. 
    4. Make necessary changes in the Schedule, Report Data, and Recipients tabs and click Save.

Alternatively, you can click Create Report from the Dashboards & Reports page to view Create Scheduled Report page.

To create a controller audit scheduled report:

Create a Controller Audit report to view changes made to the user information, controller configuration, and application properties. Following are the attributes used in a controller audit report to organize audit data: 

  • Date/time
  • Username
  • Action
  • Application Name
  • Object type
  • Object name
  • API key name, if applicable
  • API key ID, if applicable

These attributes can also be used as Include/Exclude filters for the Scheduled Controller Audit report.

When you are creating a scheduled report, you have to choose the Report Type on the Create Scheduled Report page. Based on this selection, fields in the Report Data tab vary.

Once you select the Report Type as Controller Audit, the Reports Data tab allows you to do the following:

  • Include data from a standard or custom time ranges. You can create and manage custom time range, if required.
    Note:  Custom time range options are available for all the Report Types.
  • Select your report file format:

    • Specify the file format of your scheduled controller audit report such as PDF, JSON and CSV.

    • Optionally, uncheck the Show Diff box to remove the Object Changes column from your report file.

  • Select an attribute from the drop-down list, enter the attribute value for filtering, and click +Add.
    Use exclude and include filters on the data that appears in a controller audit report file (such as Date/Time, Username, Action, Application Name, Object Type, Object Name, API key Name, and API key ID) to manage specific audit entries in the report.
Filter Type

Attribute

Attribute ValueResult
Exclude/IncludeSameDifferentAudit entries matching with any of the attributes are excluded/included.
Exclude/IncludeDifferentDifferentOnly audit entries matching with all of the attribute values are excluded/included.

Alternative

You can use the controller audit log that replicates the Controller Audit Report. This audit log helps monitor user activities and configuration changes in the Controller. See Controller Audit Log


To view, edit, duplicate, enable, disable, export, import, and delete a scheduled report:

You can manage scheduled reports from Dashboards & Reports > Reports > Scheduled Reports page. To edit, duplicate, enable, disable, export, import and delete reports, use the menu bar on the Scheduled Reports page or the right-click menu options available for each report in the list. 

Managing a report requires account-level permissions such as View Scheduled Reports and Configure Scheduled Reports.
Ensure that you have enabled the report if you want to create and send the scheduled report on a regular interval. Disable a scheduled report when want to put it on hold for some time. You can verify the current status of a report using the Enabled column in the list of reports. For any report in the list, you can use Send Report Now option to generate and deliver it instantly.

Other Reports

Other Report types that you can generate using Controller UI are: 

  1. A report on metrics data over a certain time range:
    1. Select the report in the Metric Browser with the metrics to be reported.
    2. Select the desired time range.
    3. Click Export Data and select Export as PDF Report.
  2. A report on Call graph data:
    1. In the lower-left corner of the call drill-down window of a transaction snapshot, click Export to PDF.

In case if a customer wants to create a report instantly then:

  1. Create a custom dashboard that displays the desired data
  2. Go to scheduled reports and create a report based on the created dashboard 
  3. Set the report to be sent one time only or at regular intervals

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