How schedule a report with prompt page

How schedule a report with prompt page

How to Schedule a Report With Prompt Page

Question: You have report with some prompts in it. As per the requirement you need to schedule this report. How you are going to schedule this report.

Answer: You can schedula a report containing prompt page as a normal report if the default value for each prompt is defind in your report. If default value is not set for prompts then you can use below methods

Method 1: In this we are going to open report in report studio and define default palue for each prompt.

Follow below steps to set a default value for prrompts in report studio.

  • Open your report in report studio.
  •  Select your prompt.
  • In properties tab of prompt look for default property. Click on the ellipse button add new values.
  • In the new open dialog box. Click on Add button to add a new value.
  • Schedule you report. (Click here to know how to schedule a report)

Method 2: Another way to schedule a prompt report is by setting prompt's parameter value inside the report properties.

Follow below steps to set a default value for prrompts in report studio.

  • Open your Cognos connectoin. Navigate to your report.
  • Open Report Propeties by click on set parameters value.
  • Click on Edit link just below the parameter name and provide the appropriate values.
  • Click on OK to save the changes.
  • Schedule you report. (Click here to know how to schedule a report)

Method 3: You can override the default values of prompt's parameter at the time of creating a schedule.

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