Brightspot CMS User Guide

Creating editorial content reports

Editorial content reports allow you to easily review multiple snapshots of all the available content in the CMS. This makes it easier, for example, to identify recently published content available for promotion, content gaps, and assets that need to be reviewed. Editorial content reports help improve the overall editorial workflow available in Brightspot.

Reports are generated as downloadable CSV files, however, projects can add implementations that offer other download types.

The user's role requires certain permissions to view and create editorial content reports.
  • To gain access to the Reports area, the user's role must have the Area > Reports permission.
  • To create and edit reports, the user's role must have the Additional Permissions > Content Reporting permission.
See Creating a role for more information.

To create an editorial content report:

  1. Click menu > Reports.
  2. Enter a Name for the new report.
  3. Enter a short Description as to what this report returns.
  4. Select the Data Provider for the report.
  5. Expand Data Supplier and select Content Query.
    The Data Supplier field contains several options; however, currently the Content Query option presents the data in a usable format (CSV file). The other data supplier options can also be utilized when creating new data provider implementations in the future. To learn more about the APIs that can help with these additional configurations, see Editorial content report APIs
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    Creating a new report
    The Content Query report displays a listing of assets that meet the criteria you specify.
  6. Expand Query and select Set.
  7. Click edit next to Any Content Type.
  8. Create your query in the Edit Dynamic Query pop-up. This pop-up is similar to the search panel where you can use filters to pare down your search results. Here, you use those filters to build your query.
    1. Select the filters you want to use to serve as the criteria for your report. When you select a content type, the filters specific to that content type also become available.
    2. Once you have selected all of the criteria for your query, click Done.

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      Criteria for Content Type report selected

  9. Expand Display Fields and select the fields you want to display in the report for the assets that are returned.

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    Content Query settings

  10. Set your Auto-Run Report settings. See Setting up auto-run reports for more information on setting up a recurring report.
  11. Click Save.

Running an editorial content report

Once you have set up your editorial content report, click Run Report in the upper-right corner of the page.

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Run Report link

The report generates a downloadable CSV file. Click Download CSV to download the report to your hard drive where you can open and view using your application of choice. Developers have the option to implement other downloadable options. See Editorial content report APIs for information on configuring the other download types.

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Download CSV button

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