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ReportBase User List

Only a manager account can access this menu. Defaults for the system are maintained here. The manager can change system wide settings such as how the date and time are displayed, etc.
The properties dialogue offers five registers (System Limits, Display Language, Host Validation, Dates and Logging).

Note: Care should be taken as an incorrect value can seriously affect performance.

System Limits

System Limits are basic settings for ReportBase. In most cases they should not be changed.

Commit After

Executes a commit after this number of cached records has been reached. Raising this value will adversely affect the performance. This value will only affect batch updates after a source has been newly defined or suspended for a period of time. In these cases, a large number of records might be imported.

Normal operation should never require this parameter.
Whatever this value is set to, in the end all record will be imported. For security and performance reasons, it is highly recommended to accept the default value of 5000 records.

Check for Data

Value in seconds. This is the default that is used when registering a source. This value is used by the Report service to generate its revolving reports. Default setting is 300, which means every 300 seconds (=5 minutes) new data will be imported into the database. At this stage it cannot be set below 300 seconds, since the Export Service in ARANSEC / CustoSec is not able to send data in shorter intervals. This field is reserved for a future releases. At the moment the value is fixed to 300 seconds.

Select Report format

When checked the export format (csv, xml or text) for a report can be selected. The default is "checked".

Default Host Filter

A host check must have been registered with ReportBase during this period in order to be listed for selection by the "New Host" template wizard. The default is Last 7 days.

Default Service Filter

A service check must have been registered with ReportBase during this period in order to be listed for selection by the "New Service" template wizard. The default is Last 7 days.

Display Language

Display Language

Currently only English is supported. In future versions other languages may be supported. The default is English.

Screen Size

This sets the initial screen size for the administration utility. Setting these values too high may prevent all the data being displayed. There is no default setting.

Host Validation

These rules are used to determine the host state in the unlikely event that the host state is unknown for a service check. Accept the default rules.


Basis defaults for system wide date and time settings.

Time Zone

This is the time zone where ReportBase is physically located. It is not necessarily the time zone of the source ReportBase is reporting on (in multi location environments).

ReportBase provides the ability to create reports based on local times of sources or based on system time of ReportBase. As a basis for these features, ReportBase needs to know it's own time zone.

There is no default setting. Choose a continent and a city in the same time zone as the ReportBase installation.

Data and Time

The system wide setting of how to display time and date can be set here. It can be overruled in the individual templates. The default is hh:mm for time and YYYY.MM.DD for date.

Week begin on

This is an important default value used to register a new source. Problem is, that Europe and many Anglo-Saxon countries count calendar weeks differently.
According to ISO 8601 the last day of a week is Sunday, which makes a calendar week start on Monday. Most of continental Europe is following this rule.

Nevertheless, in North America, Australia and many other countries, a calendar week starts with a Sunday, having Saturday as the last day of the week, following the tradition of Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

ReportBase provides the option of creating reports for a calendar week. Therefore it has to be clear how a calendar week is defined for the individual source.

This system wide default parameter can be overruled when registering a new source, but it can not be changed, once the new source is registered.

Formatted Unit

Formatted Unit allows for control of the display range used when displaying data in a graphic. There are 12 predefined Formatted units. These can be edited and the minimum and maximum values adjusted to suit your system set up. In addition to the 12 predefined Formatted Units user defined Formatted Units can be added, edited and removed.

The upper table contains all the predefined Formatted Units. These records can only be edited. The lower table contains all the user defined Formatted Units. It is possible to add, edit and remove any of these records. A user defined Formatted Unit can only be removed when it is not referenced by any Templates.

These Formatted Units are available for all templates including multi source.

NOTE: Formatted Units are not used by Pie and Ring charts.


This controls the amount of logging information written to the log files. During normal operation it is strongly recommended to leave the setting at their default level. These settings should only be changed when something unusual occurs and support asks for it.

Data Collection Service Logging Level

This is the log file for the service that is responsible for collection all the data from the Aransec /Custosec source. The default level is Default.

Report Service Logging Level

This is the log file for the service responsible for generating the revolving reports. The default level is Default.

ReportBase Service Logging Level

This is the logging file for the Administrator tool. The default level is Default.

Backend Service Logging Level

This is the log file for the service which the administrator tool request all its data from. The default level is Default.