Report Editor

With the Report Editor, you can edit custom reports or templates or create a new report. Custom reports include any items that are available to a findings report, such as finding information, code snippets, AppScan® Source trace, and remediation content, as well as a vulnerability matrix. Before you start designing new reports, it is recommended that you become familiar with the report creation process by modifying an existing report template in the Report Editor.

The Report Editor consists of the Report Layout, Categories, and Preview tabs.

  • Report Layout: Design the appearance of the report. In the layout, you add, remove, and reorder AppScan® Source report elements.
  • Categories: Create and edit categories. A category is a group of findings. The category identifies the findings to include in the report, how to group those findings, and the grouping order.
  • Preview: Look at the report for the current assessment as you edit it.

The three tabs contain common fields:

  • File: Path of the saved grouping file (read-only). Nothing displays in this field until the file has been saved. Once saved, the grouping file is an XML file that defines the report.
  • Name: User-defined report name.

Toolbar buttons for saving, opening, creating, copying, and generating custom reports include:

  • Create a new report: Creates a new custom report
  • New report from existing: Creates a new custom report from an existing report template
  • Open a saved report: Open a grouping file to edit
  • Save: Save the current report to the specified file
  • Save As: Save the current report to a new file
  • Generate an instance of this report: Create a copy of the report for the currently open assessment
Tip: To view samples of existing reports, click New report from existing and then choose one of the AppScan® Source report templates. Exploring the Report Layout and Categories tabs in the templates will give you a feel for how reports are designed.