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Scheduled Reports: setting more options
« on: 21 Apr 2016 03:39:54 pm »
Prior to Cognos 11 when you scheduled a report you had the ability to change the subject of the email and also the recipients.  It appears those options are no longer presented using the Subscriptions method.  As an Admin I can still get to the Admin Console and modify schedules to change those settings, but how do I have end users do that?

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Re: Scheduled Reports: setting more options
« Reply #1 on: 22 Apr 2016 07:30:21 am »
Prior to Cognos 11 when you scheduled a report you had the ability to change the subject of the email and also the recipients.  It appears those options are no longer presented using the Subscriptions method.  As an Admin I can still get to the Admin Console and modify schedules to change those settings, but how do I have end users do that?

Hi,

Subscriptions are a vastly simplified form of scheduling in Cognos Analytics, and really just for self-consumption. The original, full scheduling capabilities are still there too for users. You find a report in the portal, click the inverted ellipsis (three dots) next to the report name, choose "Properties", then go to the Schedule tab. Click the + to create a new schedule, and in the Delivery options, choose "Send this report by email". The user then sees the options for To / Subject / cc / bcc etc, and can enter whatever they like.

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Re: Scheduled Reports: setting more options
« Reply #2 on: 22 Apr 2016 09:10:22 am »
Thanks!  I've got to remember that with 11 IBM decided to make "common" tasks really easy, and "advanced" tasks got buried behind extra layers- and that they and I don't agree on which is which.

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Re: Scheduled Reports: setting more options
« Reply #3 on: 11 May 2016 11:14:59 am »
Hi, for these scheduling (or background run) options, it doesn't look like someone can freeform type an email address in the new UI; only selecting from a directory/namespace seems possible.  Has anyone else seen this to be true?

FWIW, if I go into the Legacy Admin console I can edit a schedule and see the older UI, which allows me to freeform type an email address.....

EDIT: heard back from IBM, with following info:

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The functionality to send to external users is not available with this release.  For reference, here is the technote for enabling the Legacy C10 Cognos Connection so you can add external email addresses to schedules:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21982379
« Last Edit: 11 May 2016 01:17:49 pm by tsamost »

 


           
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