A report on a custom software category does not show any software

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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I have created some new software categories for reporting some applications.

The Discovered Installations under each software record shows a list of machines which have the product installed.

However, the software does not show up in a report based on this category.

The software exists in the All definitions view and the discovered installations section shows the machines that have the software.

A report on ALL software discovered by Heuristic works fine.

However, a report with the category containing the software does not list any software.


The software definition should be linked to the software category for it to work.

  1. Drill down to Software->Definitions->Categories.

  2. Right-click the Software Category in question and select 'Organize Category'. Make sure that "Releases" is selected in the 'Type' and click on 'Search'.

  3. Add the desired software definitions that need to be associated with the software category.

  4. Click 'Ok'.

Running a report on the custom category with heuristic scan should work now.