A Distribution List is an easy way to distribute content to multiple recipients by selecting a list that contains the individual recipients rather than entering each recipient separately into a schedule.
If you have an LDAP data source, you can access Email information that is stored in it by configuring the LDAP Email Setting in the ReportCaster Console Configuration tool. Once configured, you can select email addresses from within the email address book of your company, eliminating the need to type them in manually. For more information on the configuration of this functionality, see LDAP Setting.
For more information on using this feature, see How to Retrieve Email Addresses from an LDAP Data Source.
Before creating a Distribution List, understand what groups or individual users require access to it to determine the folder in which to create it.
The Distribution List window opens, as shown in the following image.
In the Address box, specify the email addresses of the recipients (for example, email@example.com for an individual user or #firstname.lastname@example.org for a email server list that contains multiple email addresses). Be careful typing this information because there is no edit checking. The maximum number of email addresses you can specify in a Distribution List is 9999. You can specify a maximum of 800 characters within a single Address line.
You can specify multiple email addresses within a single Address field. For more information, see Specifying Multiple Email Addresses.
If the Email Delivery, Restrict Email Domains option is set to yes in the Server Configuration tool, then only those email domains (the portion of the email address following the at (@) symbol) listed in Allowed Email Domains (also in the Server Configuration tool)are valid email recipients.
The extension specified here should be appropriate for the format selected when creating the schedule. For example, if you selected Excel or EXL2K on a Windows platform, the file should be drive:\directory\filename.xls. The maximum number of FTP files you can specify in a Distribution List is 9999.
When using FTP to transfer Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) files from any platform to z/OS UNIX and the z/OS UNIX httpd.conf file contains the default MIME type of 8-bit for CSS files, then the CSS files must be transferred in binary mode.
In the Printer input field, specify the printer using the following format:
Is the name of the printer queue.
Is the host name or IP address of the printer.
Although ReportCaster supports specifying only the print server (host name or IP address), we recommend that you specify both the print queue and print server. (ReportCaster differentiates between the printer queue and the printer server by detecting the presence of the '@' separator.)
The Add New Member dialog box displays, as shown in the following image.
The Find dialog box displays, as shown in the following image.
ReportCaster retrieves and displays the specified names from the LDAP data source.
Note: You can select one record at a time or use the CTRL key to select multiple records simultaneously.
The email recipients are then listed in the Email column on the Distribution List dialog box.