This document provides information about the various types of FortiAnalyzer datasets.
Understanding datasets and macros
FortiAnalyzer datasets are collections of log messages from monitored devices.
Charts in FortiAnalyzer are generated based on the datasets. To create a chart, you can use the predefined datasets, or you can create your own custom datasets by querying the log messages in the SQL database on the FortiAnalyzer unit. Both predefined and custom datasets can be cloned, but only custom datasets can be deleted. You can also view the SQL query for a dataset, and test the query against specific devices or log arrays.
You can create custom reports that contain macros that are created based on predefined and custom datasets. Macros are used to dynamically display the device log data as text in a report. They can be embedded within a text field of a paragraph in a report layout in XML format. Macros display a single value, such as a user name, highest session count, or highest bandwidth, and so on.
For more information about how to create datasets, charts, and macros, see the FortiAnalyzer Administration Guide.