How to collect data with File Data

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

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 Data plugin
  2. Data collection trigger: Specify the Trigger that will be used to collect data for your Report
  3. Report: select an External Report that should 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 in the Data Preview section
  2. At the upper right corner of the screen, click Enable & Publish