Updating reports to the latest version

If you customized any pre-packaged reports in your previous 8.x version, all customizations are preserved during the upgrade. However, the latest version may include some updates to pre-packed reports, including those that you customized.

If any updated copies of your customized reports exist, Alloy Discovery automatically installs them during the upgrade and adds (Updated in 8.x.x) to their names. All updated copies are included in the Updated in Alloy Discovery 8.x.x report category.

After the upgrade, you should review each pair of your customized report and its updated copy:

  • [ReportName] - the report customized in the previous version

  • [ReportName] (Updated in 8.x.x) - its updated copy from the latest 8.x version

If the updated report suits you better and you want to use it instead of the existing one, you can replace your customized report with its updated copy.

To replace your customized report with its updated copy:

  1. On the menu bar, click Reports > Reports and open the Updated in Alloy Discovery 8.x.x report category from the Categories pane. Alternatively, you can browse the All Reports category for the [ReportName] (Updated in 8.x.x) report.

  2. In the Reports grid, right-click the updated report and choose Update from the pop-up menu. Once you confirm the update, Alloy Discovery saves the [ReportName] (Updated in 8.x.x) report as [ReportName] and replaces you customized layout with the updated one.

NOTE: When you update the report, you replace its current layout. You may want to export your current report to a file for backup purposes before the update. For details, see Saving report layouts to external report files.