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2276603 - Report Distributor How to Schedule it.

Symptom

You want to know how to schedule a Reports using the Report Distributor. Under the Analytics/Reports/Reporting.

This KBA should help you to create a schedule report using the tool Report Distributor.

Overview:

  • In addition to Email, reports be distributed by File Transfer Protole (FTP) or Run Offline;
  • File Formats Supported: PDF, Word, PowerPoint, Excel & CSV;
  • Tables within the application can now be added directly to new or existing bundles, or exported from within the main UI as Excel files;

Benefits:

  • Simplify integrations using FTP;
  • Burst Reports to Managers inboxes as file attachments;
  • Users are able to continue using the application while a report is running offline.

Prerequisites:

  • User must have access to Report Distributor;
  • To configure FTP address, User must have permission to FTP Configuration screen;

Environment

  • Online Report Designer Report Distributor
  • Report Distributor
  • Scheduled Report in ORD

Resolution

To access the  Report Distributor with the Analytics tab, Go to : Home >> Analytics >> Analytics >>Tool.

To access the  Report Distributor with the Report Center enabled, Go to : Home >> Reporting >> View Schecules >> Switch to the Legacy Report Distributor Tool.

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Create a New Bundle >> Give it Name >> Select the Export Format(PDF, MS Word & MS PowerPoint)

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Add Items: You can either add a report, Excel Table or CSV Table

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Define the Destination: You can choose from the three option available(Email, Run Offline or FTP)

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Define the Recipients:

 

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***The Recipient should be a BizX User for you to add them as Recipients

*** Note also that Report Distributor only looks at the WFA users, the user will need an Analytics permission.

Schedule Bundle:

  1. When do you want the schedule to start. e.g 12/23/2015
  2. What time do you want the schedule to start. eg 4.40AM
  3. How often do you want the schedule to run. e.g One time, Daily, Weekly or Monthly

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Check the Status: There are three options

    1. Running
    2. Finished
    3. Runtime failure

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Keywords

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Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core all versions