Using the GUI

Updated: September 12, 2023

To create a report from the GUI:
  1. Launch the QNX Software Center.
  2. From the Welcome screen, select Create Report.
  3. Choose the type of report you wish to create:
    Choose: To:
    Scan installation folder Create a manifest report for the current installation.
    Scan host folder Create a manifest report for the contents of a directory on your development host or of a target filesystem mounted on the host.
    Import file with scan data

    Create a report based on a manifest that you have generated on your target system.

    Note: Exported reports use the target manifest format, so you can also use this option to import an exported report for further processing.
  4. From the Architecture dropdown menu, choose the processor architecture.

    If you chose Scan host folder or Import file with scan data, you must choose the processor architecture of your target image. If you chose Scan installation folder, you can choose whatever architecture you intend to target.

  5. In the Report Name field, enter the name you wish to assign to the report.
  6. From the Report Template dropdown menu, choose a predefined template.

    Each template presents a different set of metadata, grouped by a category such as subsystem or package name. Don't worry too much about choosing the best template at this point. You can subsequently customize the template or choose another template before exporting your report.

  7. Click Finish when you’re done. The QNX Software Center displays your report in the Reports tab.

    If you chose Scan installation folder or Scan host folder, the QNX Software Center may take a few minutes to generate checksums for the report.

  8. Customize the report as desired. For instance, you can:
    • right-click over any item and click Apply Template to select a different template
    • right-click the column heading of any field to hide or sort its data, or to add another field
    • drag the column heading of any field left or right to rearrange the order of fields
    • right-click over any item and select Group By to group files according to a specific field, such as Subsystem or Errors (if the field isn't currently included in the report, the QNX Software Center will add it)

    Note that sorting the contents of a field or rearranging the order of fields currently has no effect on an exported report.

    Note: See Manifest report fields for a description of each field.
  9. If you wish to share the report, click Export Report, specify the filename of your output file, and then click Finish.