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The Veson IMOS Platform enables you to work with several report types, all of which are available in the Report List.

Depending on the report type and your user rights, you can create, edit, run, and perform bulk actions on reports as well as import and export custom report definitions.

In addition, you can use the Report Designer to create and run custom reports with data from across the database—everything from Open Positions for Vessels to financial information. The Report Designer provides a live preview, so you can see your edits in real time, and the flexibility to extract your data in a way that is most meaningful to you. You can apply filters, sort and group results, aggregate data, and create a custom layout for your report. More advanced capabilities include conditional formatting and creating custom columns with expressions. You can even create a Scheduled Task from the report to automate the execution and delivery of a report on a periodic basis (see the Messaging Service Manual).

The wide variety of output options (Excel, CSV, XML, PDF, and the Reporting Database) give you a lot of possibilities to determine the best way to extract your data from the Platform, to facilitate decision support based on historical information.

Report List

To access the Report List, either:

  • Click Analytics at the top right.

  • In the Analytics quick links, click 


  • As with any other list, you can search, select, adjust, pin, filter, group, and sort columns, reset to the default view, save user views, and export.

Report Types

Built-in Reports

These reports come from Veson Nautical and are in the Report List by default. You cannot edit a built-in report:

Public Reports

Public reports appear on the list for all users. The authors of these reports (you and/or other users) set them up to allow other users to run the reports:

Private Reports

Only your own Private reports appear in the Report List when you are logged in. When you created these reports, you chose not to select the Security check box to allow other users to run the reports.

Creating a Report

To create a report in the Report Designer, on the Report List, do one of the following:

  • To create a new report, click + and then click New Report.

  • To copy a report, in its row, click Copy.

Editing a Report

On the Report List, titles of reports that you create are links. If you are the report owner or a Security Administrator, to open a report for editing in the Report Designer, click its Design link.

Running a Report

To run a report:

  • On the Report List, in its row, click Run.

    • If the Output type is List, the report appears in Report View Mode in the Report Designer.

    • If the Output type is Reporting DB, a message indicates the success or failure of running the report and sending the output to the configured Reporting Database.
      Note: Use of the Reporting Database requires a separate license. To set it up, contact Veson Nautical Support.

    • For all other Output types, the report downloads.

  • For built-in reports only:

Bulk Actions

Select one or more report check boxes and click links at the top of the list to do any of the following:

To select multiple consecutive rows, select the first row and then press and hold Shift. Select the last row and then release Shift.

Related Configuration Flags



Disable Create Excel from Report Viewer

Specifies if the Create Excel button in Report Viewer is disabled.

Enable Report EPP Excel Output

EPP is a third-party library that is independent of Microsoft Office and creates the Excel file format you want. When this flag and CFGReportUseOffice2003Standard are enabled, .xls files will be created. When CFGReportUseOffice2003Standard is disabled, .xlsx files will be created. When CFGEnableReportEPPExcelOutput is disabled, the Microsoft Office API is used to create the Excel output.

Enable Report Excel Workbook Refresh

Refreshes all external data ranges and PivotTable reports in the Excel workbook when the report is output to Excel.

Report Use Office2003 Standard

Exports reports in Microsoft Office 2003 file types (.xls for Excel and .doc for Word).


  • When this flag is enabled along with CFGEnableReportEPPExcelOutput, Excel .xls files will open with a file format and extension mismatch error, however, the file will still open.

  • Reports with large numbers of columns may render incorrectly in .doc format.

API Reports Raw Column Names

If enabled, getting reports via the API will assign column names based on table.column format.

Enable JSON Path Query

When enabled, Report Designer reports will have the Optimize query for document export option available. This makes exporting to XML via datashed and the API faster for certain reports. Requires SQL Server 2016 or newer.

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