How Do You Create a CANoe Report?

Creating a CANoe Report: A Step-by-Step Guide

When it comes to analyzing and documenting your automotive network communication, CANoe is an excellent tool. With its wide range of features, it allows you to capture and analyze data, simulate network nodes, and even generate reports. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the process of creating a CANoe report.

Step 1: Capturing Data

Before we dive into creating a report, we need to capture the relevant data from our network. To do this, open CANoe and load your configuration file. Connect your hardware interface to the network, ensuring that all necessary nodes are powered on.

Note: It is essential to have a properly configured database file (.dbc) or symbolic information for the nodes on your network for accurate analysis.

Step 2: Analyzing Data

Once you have captured the data from your network in CANoe, it’s time to analyze it. Use the various analysis features provided by CANoe to gain insights into your communication. This includes monitoring messages in real-time, filtering specific messages or signals, and applying statistical analysis.

Filtering Messages

The ability to filter messages helps in focusing on specific parts of your communication. You can filter based on the message ID, sender or receiver node ID, or even specific signal values.

  • To filter messages:
    1. Select “Message” from the toolbar.
    2. In the “Message Filter” window that appears, define your filter criteria.

Applying Statistical Analysis

To gain further insights into your communication data’s behavior and performance over time, you can use statistical analysis tools provided by CANoe.

  • To apply statistical analysis:
    1. Select “Statistics” from the toolbar.
    2. In the “Statistics” window, choose the desired parameters and apply them to your data.

Step 3: Creating a Report

Now that you have analyzed your data and gained valuable insights, let’s proceed to generate a report in CANoe.

Creating a New Report

Before you start creating a report, make sure all analysis windows are closed. This ensures that the report only includes relevant information.

  • To create a new report:
    1. Select “Report” from the toolbar.
    2. In the “Report” window, click on “New”.

Configuring Report Contents

The next step is to configure what information you want to include in your report. This can range from simple tables and diagrams to more complex sections like summaries and custom-generated content.

  • To configure report contents:
    1. In the “Report” window, select the desired elements you want to include by checking their respective checkboxes.
    2. You can also customize each element’s appearance and layout using the options provided.

Generating the Report

With all the necessary configurations in place, it’s time to generate your final report.

  • To generate the report:
    1. In the “Report” window, click on “Generate”.
    2. Select an appropriate file format (e.g., PDF, HTML) for your report.
    3. Choose a location to save the report, and click on “Save”.


CANoe provides a powerful platform for analyzing and documenting your automotive network communication. By following this step-by-step guide, you can easily capture data, analyze it using various tools, and generate comprehensive reports.

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Lindsay Collins