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How can I send scheduled reports to group of users?

Hi,

I want to schedule some reports and send the results to a group of users, which use InfoView. I know that there is an option in the scheduler to send scheduler results to the business objects inbox. By deselecting "standard settings" I can send them to the inboxes of all members of the group.

The problem is, that I have lots of user groups and lost of reports to schedule. Therefore I want to use the web service consumer SDK to configure the scheduler. The SDK allows to configure the business objects inbox as destination, however it seems to lack the functionality to use any other inbox than the one of the logged in user.

So my questions are:

- Have I overseen a way to send scheduled reports to multiple inboxes using the web service consumer SDK?

- As an alternative, is it possible to configure an inbox so it is shown as additional inbox in the InfoView of a user group? Something like a "shared group inbox"?

- As an alternative, is it possible to have a shared group folder and send the scheduled report there?

Thanks for any help

Joern

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    Posted on Dec 08, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Hi Jorn,

    I don't know SDK so can't answer that part.

    Regarding the other questions:

    - As an alternative, is it possible to configure an inbox so it is shown as additional inbox in the InfoView of a user group? Something like a "shared group inbox"?

    The answer is no. The Inboxes are associated to one account and you need to be logged in with that account to access it.

    - As an alternative, is it possible to have a shared group folder and send the scheduled report there?

    Outside of BO yes. You can schedule reports to a shared folder on your network. But not in BO. You can only create an instance where the original report is saved.

    Another thing that might help you, would be to have a look at publications. You can schedule several reports at the same time and send them to different groups. It will save a lot of time compared to doing it for each report.

    Regards,

    Philippe

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      I think I found an option in SDK to send scheduled reports to the inbox of a user group! It's a little bit hidden:

      ManagedScheduleOptions.setDestinations

      public interface Destinations

      A collection of destination IDs.

      These identifiers are used to reference the different locations that the object instances will be sent to. Each ID must be a valid user or user group ID. In addition, if the ID added to the collection is associated with a user group then all of its members will be part of the distribution list.

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