Batch Reporting

Batch reporting is available through the ftlm_batch_report command. Batch reporting is useful when the report period is long or there is a desire to have more than one report shown on the web page.

Batch reports are persistent and static: the data they display is accurate as of the time they are built, and remain available until the report files are deleted from the disk.

You can create a batch report by either specifying a custom report or by specifying the types of tables, charts, and plots you wish to enable.


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You may use batch reporting to configure a complex report with html format which includes the corresponding ftlm_batch_report commands, then incorporate such command (with proper modification) in a cron job (Unix) to automate and schedule the report generation.
Note: For ftlm_batch_report to be able to extract static images, the machine that runs the utility must have access to Node v14 or higher.