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3052434 - How to schedule a report bi-weekly

Symptom

Customer needs to schedule a report bi weekly through report center scheduling or report distributor.

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Environment

  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Report Center
  • Report Distributor

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to report center.
  2. Select the report and click on New Schedule option from Report center actions (Three dots)
  3. Go to step 4 : Schedule Occurrence and set the 'Occurs' as Recurring
  4. You will find that the Recurring pattern allows only : Daily/ Weekly/ Monthly/ Yearly. There is no option for bi weekly scheduling.




  1. Go to Legacy report distributor
  2. Create a new bundle and add report / item to the bundle.
  3. Select the schedule tab and set the schedule. recurrence.
  4. You will only find recurring options : One time/ Daily/ Weekly / Monthly. There is no option for bi weekly scheduling.


Cause

This is expected behavior and as per the product design.


Resolution

There is no in built schedule recurrence pattern of bi weekly.

Work around to achieve Bi-weekly pattern:

If user wants to schedule a report ABC which needs to run bi weekly on Wednesdays.

To achieve this, user needs to set up two schedules in report center schedule (two bundles in report distributor) using the same report ABC - Schedule P and Schedule Q (Bundle P & Q)

The recurring pattern of Schedule P/ Bundle P will be Monthly - starting say 5th May 2021 (Wednesday).
The recurring pattern of Schedule Q  / Bundle Q will be Monthly - starting say 19th May 2021 (Wednesday) .

In the above setup you will get the distribution bi weekly on Wednesdays.

See Also

2276603 - How to Schedule and Use the Report Distributor in SuccessFactors

2464604 - How to schedule an Ad Hoc / Table report – Report Center

Keywords

schedule, report, center, distributor, recurrence, bi, weekly, bundle , KBA , LOD-SF-ANA-RDT , Report Distributor (Advanced Reporting, ORD) , LOD-SF-ANA-RCT-ACT , Actions in Report Centre , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions

Attachments

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