Execution Ids

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An Execution Id is a valid user ID that is used to connect to the Reporting Server, FTP server or web server to run a schedule task. When an Execution Id is created, changed, or deleted on a server, it must also be created, changed, or deleted in the Repository table that stores Execution Id credentials. Similarly, when the password for an Execution Id is changed on the server, the password for that Execution Id must also be changed in the Repository tables. Exceptions are when Execution credentials are Trusted.


To view a list of Execution Ids in the ReportCaster Development interface, click the Execution Ids tab. The following image displays the list of Execution Ids.

execution ids

From this tab, you can:

Note: When you create, change, or delete an Execution Id, the Repository tables are updated so that they are synchronized with the specified server. However, the credentials of the user ID on the server itself remain unchanged.

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Procedure: How to Create a New Execution Id

To create a new Execution Id:

  1. Select the user folder in the tree for which you are creating the Execution Id or select the Execution Id folder to be able to select the user from within the Execution Id Editor.
  2. On the toolbar of the Execution Ids tab, click New.

    The Execution Id Editor opens. The following image shows the Execution Id Editor opened when the Execution Id folder in the tree has been selected.

    execution ID editor

  3. Specify the following parameters:
    1. Owner List. Select the user by whom the Execution Id will be owned.

      Note: This option is disabled and displays the owner when a user folder was selected prior to selecting New.

    2. Execution Id. Type a valid Execution Id.
    3. Server Type. Select the type of server from the drop-down list. Selections are WebFOCUS Server, FTP, or WEB.
    4. Server Name. From the Server Name drop-down list, enter or select the name of a Reporting Server with which the credentials will be associated or enter the FTP or web server name.

      Note: The Reporting Servers are defined in the ReportCaster configuration.

    5. Password. Type the password for the user ID. Note that you are not creating this password on the specified server; you are entering the existing password into the Repository table that stores Execution Id information.
    6. Confirm Password. Retype the password.
  4. Click OK to create the Execution Id in the Repository table or click Cancel to cancel the request.

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Procedure: How to Change an Execution Id Password

To change an Execution Id password:

  1. From the list of Execution Ids, select the Execution Id whose properties you want to change (for example, admin). This activates the Open option.
  2. In the right pane, double-click on the Execution Id or click Open.

    The Execution Id Editor opens, as shown in the following image.

    execution id editor

  3. Specify the following information:
    1. Password. Enter the password for the Execution Id. This password must match the current password for this user ID on the server that appears in the Server Name field.
    2. Confirm Password. Reenter the password.

      Changing the password using ReportCaster does not change the password on the specified server.

  4. Click OK to change the Execution Id or password values in the Repository tables. A message appears confirming that the values have been changed.

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Procedure: How to Delete an Execution Id

To delete an Execution Id:

  1. Select the Execution Id you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete. A message appears asking for confirmation to delete the selected Execution Id.
  3. Click OK.

After the Execution Id is deleted, a scheduled job that requires this Execution Id on the specified server will not run unless the schedule is modified to use a valid Execution Id. If you modify the Execution credentials for a single schedule that specifies the deleted Execution Id, ReportCaster makes this modification for all schedules that specify the deleted Execution Id.