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Report on downloaded files, settings

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The report on downloaded files allows you to determine the URL and size of files received through the HTTP protocol. You can view general downloads statistics for the server (the name of the user or the IP address of the destination system will be provided) or obtain information for specific IP addresses, users, sites and other parameters.


Downloaded files report

Downloaded files report


If the name of the file does not fit into a table call, its contents will be shown when the mouse cursor is placed over the file name.


Report options can be configured in the Downloaded Files section of the Report wizard on the Parts page of the report. You can select the fields to be used for sorting, the mode(s) of the lines count restriction and add an extra field – user name or IP address.


Report options

Report options

To decrease the size of the database and improve performance, the software does not log every downloaded file, but only keeps information about files matching the currently set filtering criteria. The minimal file size limitation is 100 Kb. By default, the option of saving downloaded files to the database is DISABLED.



The downloaded files filter only works on the import stage and does not affect the data in the database in any way.



Process files using filters — enable this setting to process files on the import stage using filters; otherwise, downloaded files will not be processed at all.


Filtration rules are processed from top to bottom (you can move them using the Up and Down buttons). Processing stops when a rule matching the current file is found. If the rule contains the Save action, the file is saved to the database. There are two default rules that cannot be moved or deleted – they are highlighted in the editor in grey. One of the rules is always on top and allows you to process files larger than 100 Kb only. The other one is always at the bottom and enables you to add only those files to the database that meet a user-defined rule. The screenshot above shows a user-defined rule that will add all files over 100 Kb in size to the database.


Each rule can contain several conditions:


Entity (user, IP address, site, etc) — allows you to update the database with files downloaded by specific users, from specific IP addresses and so on.

File masks — allows you to update the database with files matching the listed masks delimited with a semi-colon

File size — file size limitation

Action — save to the database or ignore the files meeting the specified criteria


Rules can be used for creating a flexible filtration system that will pass the necessary files only, thus preventing database cluttering with unnecessary data.


To add a rule to the list, define the conditions and press the New button. To edit a rule, select it in the list, make the necessary changes and press Update. To delete a rule, select it in the list and press the Delete button.