How to schedule an out of box CA report to run on specific days of a month?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description

The scheduling feature in Java Infoview provides limited options. This document explains the steps involved in creating a custom schedule plan for reports.

Solution

In Java Infoview, the following options are provided for scheduling the reports.

  • Now

  • Once

  • Hourly

  • Daily

  • Weekly

  • Monthly

  • Nth day of the month

  • 1st day of the month

  • Last day of the month

  • X Day of Nth week of month

There is an additional option "Calendar". This allows to create a custom schedule for a report.

To use this option, a calendar needs to be defined in BOXI.

Steps to create a calendar in BOXI.

  1. Login Central Management Console as Administrator

  2. Under Define section, click on Calendar

  3. Click on New Calendar Fig 1

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  4. Enter the Name and Description for the calendar. Click on OK Fig 2

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  5. It will display the Dates tab with an yearly view of the calendar.

  6. Here you can select the dates for any month. Click on the month for which the report needs to be scheduled.

  7. It will display the month view. Fig 3

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    Figure 3

  8. Select the days which the report needs to be scheduled. Click on Update to Save the changes.

  9. Repeat the above step for remaining months if needed. After the changes are saved, the new run day will be changed to Original run day. Fig 4

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    Figure 4

Steps to use a calendar in Java Infoview:

  1. Login to Infoview

  2. Select the report that needs to be scheduled (Ex Asset List) and click on Schedule link. Fig 1

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  3. In the Run Object drop down select Calendar and it will display the first calendar available if multiple calendars are available. Fig 2

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  4. Specify the Start Time and the End Time for the report and click on Schedule button. The report will run on the specified run days.