The Notification tab in the Advanced Scheduling tool, shown in
the following image, provides the option to send a notification
of the status each time the schedule job runs to specified email
Note: You can use parameters (amper variables) when specifying
values for the Notification fields of a schedule. These parameters
can be system variables, such as &YYMD, or any amper variable
for which a value is returned by the Reporting Server when the scheduled
procedure is executed. To use the dot file extension separator after
a variable, terminate the variable with the '|' character (for example,
&YYMD|.htm). Similarly, to use the ampersand character itself,
follow the ampersand with the '|' character (for example, Smith&|Jones).
If a value for a parameter specified in a schedule is not returned by
the Reporting Server when the procedure executes, the schedule will
fail with a "No report to distribute" error.
The notification types include:
will not send a notification of the schedule status under any circumstances.
This is the default value.
specified users are always notified when the schedule runs.
On Error. The
specified users are notified when errors are encountered while running
the schedule. Information Builders recommends using the On Error notification
Setting On Error and Always Notification in the Advanced Scheduling Tool
When you select the On Error or Always notification
option, additional options become available, as shown in the following
The On Error and Always notification
Reply Address. Type
the email address of the sender. If report recipients reply to the
report sender, then their messages are sent to this address. If your
email system is unable to deliver a report, then the undeliverable
report message is also returned to this address.
- If you are authenticating to the mail server with your user
ID and password, then the reply address will be the email address
associated with that user ID.
- If the mail server is configured with authentication and the
Reply Address is configured in the ReportCaster Configuration tool,
then the Reply Address field in the scheduling tools will be disabled.
If a Reply Address is not configured, then the field is enabled
to allow a Reply Address to be sent to the email server. The Reply
Address of the delivered email will be that of the authenticating
the text you want to display in the subject line of the email notification.
There is a limit of 255 alphanumeric characters. By default, this
field contains the report name, date, and time stamp.
Message To. Type the email address where you want a full notification
sent. There is no syntax error checking for this field.
Tip: Use the Brief Message
To option when you are sending notification to devices that have
limited memory, such as pagers and cell phones. If you want to notify
multiple recipients, you can use group mail lists defined on your
mail server provided that you append an at sign (@), followed by
a valid domain.
Message To. Type the email address to which you want a full
notification sent. There is no syntax error checking for this field.