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2317668 - What is a Report Distributor


This document provides general explaination on what is a Report Distributor or Distribute Reports.


  • Online Report Designer
  • ORD
  • Report Distributor
  • Distribute Reports


The Report Distributor tool allows users to schedule and distribute reports via email, send reports to a FTP server, or run reports offline.


First you need to create bundles containing the necessary reports. Then you can select the items to distribute, the destination, the recipients, and the schedule.

FTP Distribution

To enable access for FTP distribution, you must go to Roles Maintenance and turn on the FTP Configuration link under Permissions. When the user goes to their Admin screen, they can click the FTP Configuration.



Link to enter the IP Address/Hostname, User Name, Password, Directory, and FTP Protocol. Once that data is entered, that user can use the Report Distributor to load reports onto a FTP server.


Customizing Report Distributor Emails.

You can personalize the address, subject, and body of the three types of emails that Report Distributor sends:

  • Default: A standard email sent to a recipient with the report.
  • Override for: A customized email for a specific bundle sent to a recipient.
  • On Delivery: An email sent to the sender after the report distribution process is complete.

See Also

  • 2276603 - Report Distributor How to Schedule it.
  • 2279296 - How To Run Report Distributor: Offline, Send to FTP or to E-mail


  • Report Distributor
  • Distribute Reports
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