Discovery Report

A Discovery Report is automatically generated upon the completion of every discovery search.

You can review these under the Discovery Reports tab as shown below.



Discovery Result XML File

A complete discovery result XML file is created upon a search completion.

It is located in the folder corresponding to the discovery search that appears in the Current and Archive tabs in the left pane.

You can easily open the containing folder by right clicking on a search result folder and selecting "Open in OS Application" as shown below.

Important: Please do not edit or remove the XML file. The PDF report is generated from this file and the outcome status icon depends on it (success and warning icons shown in example).


Current Tab

This is where each new discovery search report XML and PDF file are created.

Discovery results in this folder are subject to automatic file deletion. Please refer to the Discovery Report Configuration section below.


Archive Tab

This folder is intended to act as a repository for results that you wish to keep indefinitely.

Discovery results in this folder are never automatically deleted.

Discovery Report Configuration

You can customize the PDF report that is generated and shown in the preview window.

Click on the report settings icon  to display the configuration tabs below.

The File Management Tab

You can set the maximum number of discovery results to keep in the Current folder before the oldest are automatically deleted.



The Report Customization Tab

You can specify custom headings and which sections of a discovery report you would like to include in the generated PDF.


Using the settings above, you can see where the custom labels appear in a PDF report, as shown below.

Select Sections To Include In PDF Reports

The four checkboxes allow you to select which sections of a discovery report you would like to include.

Classification Summary

This section lists the discovery Classifications and Pattern counts.

Classification Detail

This section lists the discovery Classifications and Pattern counts along with the specific DBMS columns that were found.


This section includes the data that was reported in the Results Performance tab but without any data samples.


This section lists the messages that were sent to the logger by the discovery search engine.


Recreate Existing PDF Reports

It may be that you already have an existing PDF report that you would like to replace with your customized settings.

To accomplish this, set your customization parameters, then right-click on the report folder and choose "Create PDF..." from the popup menu.

A dialog will ask you to confirm that you would like to replace the exiting PDF report. Upon confirmation a new PDF report shall be generated, using the custom settings, that will replace the original PDF report.


The Email Notification Tab

You can specify that DataVeil should send an email to one or more recipients upon the completion of a discovery search.

You will first need to ensure that your email server settings have been configured. Please refer to the Email Server Settings section.