About Report Packages
At the center of the Report Scheduler is the report package, a
collection of reports that share the same schedule and destination. A package can be run on
a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. The output files resulting from a scheduled report
package are saved to a location on disk, emailed to a list of users or groups, or both.
When you create a package, separate tabs allow you to specify basic package information,
scheduling information, the list of reports to include in the package, and the destination.
Packages that appear grayed out (or dimmed) are disabled and are not scheduled to be
run. To enable a package, see Disabling or Enabling a Report Package
that contain unsupported reports or reports with undefined parameters display in red. An
unsupported report is a report whose report definition file cannot be found. If a
package contains an unsupported report, you should open the package and re-select the
latest version of the report. Otherwise, the unsupported report will not be generated
when the package runs. A package that contains only unsupported reports cannot be
You can use the Report Scheduler to distribute reports in the following formats:
- PDF – Portable Document Format, which can be opened in Adobe
Reader or Adobe Acrobat.
- RTF – Rich Text Format, which can be opened in Microsoft Word.
- CSV – comma-separated values format, which can be opened in a
spreadsheet application. CSV format is available only for Export Data reports.