I am new to DPA report customizing. I am using 6.2SP1 and I have a question about modifying the Deduplication Cost Savings report in the RIO section. I want to schedule that report to be sent via email once a month, but it needs a cost/gb as an input parameter, which has to be typed in interactively. I made a custom copy of this report, but I don't see how to modify the copy to automatically provide the requested input parameter, which is cost/gb. I tried drilling down into the individual tables in the report and I see where cost/gb variable is referenced and that it has a null value, but when I type in the value I want to provide into that field then try to view the result, I still have to interactively provide that value, which of course, won't work with a scheduled email report.
Ideally, I also want to limit this report to the 20 most expensive clients to back up.
Any suggestions on how to do that?
Have you tried substituting the User Input data source with the ReadCSVFile data source and supplying the 'Cost/GB for backups' in a CSV file located in the webroot?
Reference is made to the use of the ReadCSVFile datasource (in a slightly different context) in the DPA video covering DPA 6.2 SP1 New Features (Dated March31, 2015) at https://support.emc.com/products/829_Data-Protection-Advisor/HowToVideos/ (goto about 2mins 20 secs)
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