You can group multiple report requests into a single report book. Report book features include:

 

• An interface to Process Scheduler Manager. Using a browser, you schedule a group of reports to run using a Process Scheduler request. Your reports are executed on the server in the format that you choose, and you can run the entire report book with the same output type and format without changing any individual component requests. You can also schedule your report books to run at a particular time on a regular basis.

 

• An effective status associated with each request in the report book. You can set individual report requests within a report book as inactive. Inactive report requests remain part of the report book but are not run as part of a request.

 

• Security associated with each request in the report book. Each individual report request in a report book has its own security setting that allows it to be accessed by specific users and groups or by the public.

 

• A method for individual report requests to inherit dates from the report book. You can run an entire report book using the same as of date, without changing any individual component requests.

 

• Multiple nVision sessions can be scheduled on a single report server. Each nVision session is associated with its own Excel executable. This enables you to maximize use of your report server without requiring multiple report servers for multiple report books.

 

• Robust batch processing of message logging. You can generate an entire set of reports without the process being interrupted due to an error condition. Note. Date and time variables are resolved based on the calendar being used by the PS/nVision report server that runs the report.

 

In this exercise, you will create a Report Book and add report requests to it.


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