The following ReportCaster tools
can be accessed by authorized users from the Repository tree in
the Business Intelligence Portal, App Studio, Dashboard, and Developer
Studio. In WebFOCUS 8, the Client security authorization model controls
whether users are authorized to access the Scheduling tools. For
information on the Client authorization security model and ReportCaster
operations, see the WebFOCUS Security and Administration manual.
Schedule Tool. The ReportCaster Basic Scheduling tool and Advanced
Scheduling tool provide the options to define the parameters
of a schedule, such as when a report procedure (FEX) will run, what
format the output will take, and where the output will be distributed.
For more information about the Basic Scheduling tool, see Creating a ReportCaster Schedule in the Basic Scheduling Tool. For more information about the Advanced Scheduling
tool, see Creating a ReportCaster Schedule in the Advanced Scheduling Tool.
Distribution List. A
list stored in the Repository that allows you to specify multiple
recipients to whom the report output of a schedule will be distributed.
For more information, see Creating and Maintaining Distribution Lists.
Access List. A
list that defines the groups and users that can view the output
of specified schedules distributed to the Report Library. After
you create the Access List, it can be used as often as needed. For
more information about Access Lists, see Creating and Maintaining Library Access Lists.
Log Report. This
report enables you to view information about a distributed job,
such as whether or not the job executed successfully, when the report output
was distributed, in what format the report output was sent, and
the method of distribution. For more information about Log Reports,
see Tracking Schedules.
ReportCaster Explorer. The
Explorer interface enables users to list and review all ReportCaster
items of a specific type at once. Each item type (schedules and distribution
lists, access lists, library, and watch
list reports) lists column information specific to the selected
item type. For more information about the ReportCaster Explorer,
The Console is the interface that provides access to the ReportCaster administration
tools (Server Status, Job Status, Configuration, and Global Update)
and schedule management tools (Job Logs,
Blackout Dates, and Execution Ids) for ReportCaster . For more information about
the Console, see
The Repository tree contains all of the
folders, reports, and schedules for your environment. When scheduling
content from the Repository tree, there are two properties, located
in the Properties dialog box, that are related to scheduling:
Schedule Only. Indicates that
the report can only be scheduled using ReportCaster when the user
does not have write access.
Restrict Schedule to Library Only. Allows you to restrict
a report for distribution, through scheduling, to the Report Library
For more information, see Restricting Distribution of Reports to the Report Library.