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Introducing Simon 5!

Simon version 5 is now available. It is a massive update, introducing a much-requested feature: syncing the Simon data between multiple Macs, plus a Simon Status service, a Link Checker filter, improved Find filter, iMessage and Speak Error notifiers, a new app icon, and much more.

Important: please note that Simon 5 requires a minimum of macOS 10.12 (Sierra), and is a paid upgrade from Simon 4. Purchasers since September 1, 2020 automatically get a version 5 license (that also works in previous versions).

Read the Simon What's New page for details.

Reporting functionality

apparently i don't understand how Reporting works because it's not working for me based on how i have it configured.

In the Reports window, i created a report called "Mac Servers". set to Save Locally at:
file://Volumes/data/Simon/Mac_Servers/index.html"
viewing this directory via the Finder doesn't show an index.html file in this location. there is a summary.inc file.

i have a test configured for a server and it is configured to use the above report. there is a file here, for this test, that works if opened manually.
file://Volumes/data/Simon/Mac_Servers/fileserver/index.html

i have a bunch of other servers configured to use this same "Mac Servers" report. from the Reports window, if i click on "view report", nothing happens. if i click on "Preview", a window opens with the error, "file doesn't exist". if i click on "Report Now", all of the files update so that part is working.

I guess I expect there to be an index.html file in the /Mac_Servers/ folder that contains an overview of all of the test configured to use "Mac Servers". this report would contain links to the individual index.html files for each single test.

am i misunderstanding the functionality here?

hopefully what i'm trying to explain is clear...
thanks!

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Reporting functionality

Sounds like you're using the Embedded report template. It outputs a summary.inc file that is intended to be loaded via PHP into another page.

If you want a standalone report, use a different template, like the Stylish one.

awesome! that fixed it.

awesome! that fixed it. that explains why the path was "file://" instead of "file:///", which confused me.

thanks!