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Modify the filename of pdf report

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Hi guys,

Is it possible to modify the name of report?

For example, I have created an daily report with name:

PRTG Report 5431 - Daily Health Check - Created 2011-05-18 07-00-40 (2011-05-17 10-00 - 2011-05-18 10-00) UTC

and I want to change it in more simple:

PRTG Report 5431 - Daily Health Check - Created 2011-05-18.

Thank you

name prtg reports

Created on May 18, 2011 8:00:16 AM by  Toni (0) 1

Last change on May 20, 2011 1:31:25 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]



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Hello,

there is actually revealed a non-documented hidden way to perform your request.

You would have to edit the language file for PRTG, in your case most likely the "english.lng" from "\PRTG Network Monitor\language". Please bear in mind that editing this file is not officially supported, and using an edited one might lead to unwanted results when we release updates of PRTG, that change the original language files (the web-interface might look broken, or the webserver might even crash).

In this file please look for "pas.language.createreportname2"

        <Key>
          pas.language.createreportname2
        </Key>
        <Original>
          PRTG Report %0:s - %1:s - Created %2:s (%3:s - %4:s) UTC.pdf
        </Original>
        <Changed>
          1
        </Changed>
        <Translated/>
        <Comment>
          %0:s Report ID, %1:s Report Name, %2:s creation date/time, %3:s start date, %4:s ende dat
        </Comment>

The thing to change is the line between the <Original>, </Original> tags. In the <Comment> the placeholders are explained, so %0:s is the Report ID, etc. Again, we strongly advise not to change the other placeholders there (%0 etc.), because PRTG might not be able to purge reports then.

Once you have edited the file, we advise to either save it under another filename, or write-protect it. If you save it under a new name you will have to chose the "new language" in the "PRTG Server Administrator" tool (I would recommend to change the 'name=' in the 2nd line of the file, so you can easily identify it).

best regards.

Created on May 20, 2011 4:20:43 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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In order to change the name of a report, go to the PRTG web interface, select Reports from the main menu and from the list, select the report you want to modify. Then, click on the Settings tab and modify the Report Name to your liking. Save your settings.

Is this what you've been looking for?

Created on May 18, 2011 10:16:01 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]



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Sorry, maybe I wasn't much clear. Referring example above, I'm talking for PDF report only. Does PRTG can automatically create PDF file with name shorter than it makes by default ? What I want is, if it's possible, that my report in PDF must contain only: name of report - date/time of creation.

Maybe the subject of this topic should have been: Modify the filename of pdf report

thanks for all

Created on May 20, 2011 1:01:08 AM by  Toni (0) 1



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Hello,

there is actually revealed a non-documented hidden way to perform your request.

You would have to edit the language file for PRTG, in your case most likely the "english.lng" from "\PRTG Network Monitor\language". Please bear in mind that editing this file is not officially supported, and using an edited one might lead to unwanted results when we release updates of PRTG, that change the original language files (the web-interface might look broken, or the webserver might even crash).

In this file please look for "pas.language.createreportname2"

        <Key>
          pas.language.createreportname2
        </Key>
        <Original>
          PRTG Report %0:s - %1:s - Created %2:s (%3:s - %4:s) UTC.pdf
        </Original>
        <Changed>
          1
        </Changed>
        <Translated/>
        <Comment>
          %0:s Report ID, %1:s Report Name, %2:s creation date/time, %3:s start date, %4:s ende dat
        </Comment>

The thing to change is the line between the <Original>, </Original> tags. In the <Comment> the placeholders are explained, so %0:s is the Report ID, etc. Again, we strongly advise not to change the other placeholders there (%0 etc.), because PRTG might not be able to purge reports then.

Once you have edited the file, we advise to either save it under another filename, or write-protect it. If you save it under a new name you will have to chose the "new language" in the "PRTG Server Administrator" tool (I would recommend to change the 'name=' in the 2nd line of the file, so you can easily identify it).

best regards.

Created on May 20, 2011 4:20:43 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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Thank you guys for all your help. I really appreciate it.

Created on May 27, 2011 3:52:57 PM by  Toni (0) 1



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After editing the english.lng file I had to restart PRTG in order for the changes to take effect.

Created on Jun 19, 2013 3:35:47 PM by  scottcom (0)



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