Apple Remote Desktop - Exporting Report Information

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Exporting Report Information

You can export reports into a comma-delimited or tab-delimited text file. All the
columns of information in the report window are included, and the report rows are
exported in the order they’re sorted at the time of export.

Exported reports can be put into a database, spreadsheet, or word processor for further
analysis or organization, or be sent to another administrator. You could even use
certain reports as input files for network scanners for Remote Desktop.

Alternatively, you could access the report’s SQL database directly with your own SQL
query tools or applications. Using standard SQL database queries you can get any or all
information out of the report database for use with other applications or databases.

To export a report:


Generate any report, and bring the report window to the front.


If desired, sort the report rows by selecting a new column to sort by.


If you do not want to export the entire report, select the rows to be exported.


Choose File > Export Window.


Name the file, and choose a location to save to.

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Select a text encoding.

 Western (Mac OS Roman): Best choice if the report information uses the Roman

alphabet, and the exported document will be opened in an application or on an
operating system that does not support Unicode text encoding (for example, some
installations of Mac OS 9).

 Unicode (UTF-8): Best choice if the exported file will be opened on Mac OS X and

contains no Asian language characters (such as Chinese or Japanese).

 Unicode (UTF-16): Best choice if the report contains Asian language characters.


Select a field separator.

 Tab: Inserts a Tab character between column values.
 Comma: Inserts a comma between column values.


If you have selected only some rows of the report and want to export only the selected
rows, select Export Selected Items Only.


Click Save.