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Introducing Quest Reporter : Reporting Examples : Quest Authentication Services (QAS) Reporting : Guidelines for Using QAS Reporting

Guidelines for Using QAS Reporting
With QAS reporting, there are two ways to generate reports:
QAS Reporting Using Stored Data
For optimal performance in a large network environment, the recommended Best Practice is to use the following workflow:
Once the Reporter database has been populated by the scheduled collections, run the QAS Report templates.
By default, the QAS Report templates are set to run as stored data reports, that is, using data previously collected and stored in the Reporter database.
QAS Reporting Using Live Data
An alternate method of QAS reporting is to run the QAS Report templates using live data. There may be instances where you need to report against live data, for example, to assess the current status of a small scope, or to address an immediate concern.
With this workflow, you would simply run the QAS Report templates as live reports.
If you plan to run QAS Report templates against live data, create favorites. You can access favorites quickly, and easily modify them to suit your purposes. For more information, see Using Favorites for Frequent Reporting.