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2053900 - How To Use the Broadcast Bursting Feature


When creating a new Broadcast you notice the tickbox Use Broadcast Bursting. You want to understand how this feature works.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Business Analytics work center, Broadcast view
  2. Hit the New button
  3. In the New Broadcast screen you find the tickbox Use Broadcast Bursting in the Recipients section


This feature will allow you to send reports to E-mail recipients that are part of the report result.

Take for example the following use case: You run the Sales Order Volume report and display the Employee Responsible in it. You know that you have maintained valid E-Mail addresses for each Employee Responsible. So you display the characteristic E-Mail (Employee Responsible) in the report.

Follow these steps to send the Sales Order Volume report to each Employee Responsible (filtered by their respective e-mail address):

  1. Save this view and your selection and give it a name, e.g. Sales Orders by Employee Responsible.
  2. NOTE: It is important that the view and the selection produce report results with valid e-mail addresses. Otherwise the Broadcast Bursting feature will not work.
  3. Now go to the Business Analytics work center, Broadcast view
  4. Hit the New button
  5. In the field Object Name select the report that you want to distribute, in our example Sales Order Volume
  6. In the Format and Content area select the View and the Selection of the report that you would like to distribute, in our example Sales Orders by Employee Responsible
  7. Tick the Use Broadcast Bursting box
  8. Open the value help for Attribute For Email
  9. Select an attribute which is in a valid e-mail address format, in our example E-Mail (Employee Responsible)
  10. Hit the Save & Close button

The broadcast is now ready to use and can be either started immediately (via the Start Now button) or it can be sent in a periodic schedule.


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