How to collect data with File Metadata

This article explains how to create a Metric or Report using a File Metadata Object as a Data Source. It assumes that you have already established connectivity to the File Metadata Data Source.

[Release 6.x]: 'Remote Data Collector' renamed to 'Remote Data Processor'

1. Access New > Report

  1. Define the Basics for your Report
  2. To continue defining data collection details, click Next: Define Details

2. Full Editor displays the Data Collection tab

  1. Data Source: select the connection profile you have created for the File Metadata plugin
  2. Data collection trigger: Specify the Trigger to be used to collect data for your Report
  3. Generic File Report: select an External Report to serve as a basis of a new internal Report
  4. Input Plugin Command: enter the command in MIQL (MetricInsights Query Language) listing all the data you would like to fetch
  5. Once you are ready with you command, click Show Data

3. Plug-in command will be validated and Data Collected on Save

  1. If the command is validated successfully, the  Report columns and Data Preview are shown shown below in the Data Preview
  2. At the upper right corner of the screen click Enable & Publish.