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Is it possible to move existing historical files (PDF, Excel, etc.) into a Report Library? Is there a way to change the file name from "Version 1", "Version 2", etc.? Just beginning to look at Report Library and would like some further insight into these details. Thanks!

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Is it possible to move existing historical files (PDF, Excel, etc.) into a Report Library?


Yes. Check the doc for the details.

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Is there a way to change the file name from "Version 1", "Version 2", etc.?


Dunno. You might want to ask CSS for that one.


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There's currently no way to change the names


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I've read through chapter 8 of the ReportCaster manual, but have yet to see anything. Is there further information in a different manual?

Thank you for your responses.


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I was wondering if anyone could provide more insight into moving existing files to the report library. I don't see anything in the ReportCaster manual about it, but if it is indeed possible I'd like to know where to look. Thanks!


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Have you tried creating a Report Caster schedule with a "File" type of Task? It looks like you can specify an input file path and name and an output "Save Report As" name.

I haven't tried one of these. Note that the input file path should be accessible from the reporting server...


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Any idea what I would be looking at to see if scheduler can read the file on the reporting server? I've attempted to enter a path to read a file I have saved on the reporting server, but when I go to save the schedule, it always indicates it can't find my file. I assume RC should be able to read my files as it reads fexes there. Thanks


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From the rcadmin Guide - the file must be accessible by the "Distribution Server", not the "Reporting Server". In our shop these are two separate machines - web tier vs reporting tier.

File Task Options
The options available when you select the File Task Type are:
Task Name. Type a name that describes the task you are creating, for example, Sales Report.
File. Type the name of the file you want to schedule.You must type the fully qualified path (for example, d:\reportcaster77\filename.doc) of the file. In addition, the file must be accessible to the ReportCaster Distribution Server.
Save Report As. Type a name for the content to be distributed. Be sure to include the extension. For example, you might save this report as hrletter.doc, therefore, this file will be distributed as hrletter.doc.
Delete the file after it is distributed. Select this option to delete the file once it has been distributed.
Note: If a schedule has multiple tasks and one of the tasks fails, then the file will not be deleted. This is true even when the file is distributed successfully.
 
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Great! Thank for the help!


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