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Customizing the appearance and images of Web Reports

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Can the appearance and images of Web Reports be customized?


Note: The following applies to BES versions <7.x. We will update this shortly to include 7.x and later revisions.

Yes, it is possible to customize the appearance of the headers and footers of Web Reports. Please follow these steps to create overwrite files which can be safely modified instead of the existing header and footer files.

  1. Browse to the besreports folder in the wwwroot folder on the BES Root Server. By default the besreports folder can be found here: <BES Server installation directory>\BES Server\BESReportsServer\wwwroot\cgi-bin\besreports
  2. Make a copy of the files in the besreports folder and name each copy as follows:

    Original Name Copy Name
    footer.txt footer_overwrite.txt
    header.txt header_overwrite.txt
    header2.txt header2_overwrite.txt
The overwrite files will automatically be used by Web Reports instead of the originals. You can edit these files as desired to customize the appearance of Web Reports and the original files will be preserved as backup if needed.

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Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix family

Software version: 7.2, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1506003

Modified date: 20 April 2015

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