Scheduling Reports

In this exercise, we log in as an end user and use the shared schedule template that we created in the Administrator Dashboard to schedule a report in the Report Portal. We will also learn how to look at the report creation history.

Select a report

Log into the Report Portal as joe, a member of the Sales department. In the left pane, under the Quick Start category, click Sales Reports, Joe's personal user category. Select the Sales Person Performance Report, and in the report information pane to the right, click the Schedules tab. The Report Portal is open to the Sales Reports user category with the Sales Person Performance report selected, and the Schedule tab open to the right.

Note: To set a schedule, the current user must belong to a role that has the necessary permissions. Joe's role is Sales, and that role was already configured to have scheduling permissions. For more information, please see Creating Roles.

Add a schedule

In the Schedule tab of the report information pane, click the Add task button to add a new schedule. A schedule named Schedule 1 is added. Schedule tab as it appears after you click the Add task button, with Schedule 1 added and its detail options and Save button below.

Schedule settings

Change the name of Schedule 1 to Weekly Sales Performance and change the other values as follows, then click Save.

Choose Schedule

Weekly Sales Performance

Delivery Type


Email report to


Weekly Sales Report (&{ExecutionTime})


Here is the &{ReportName} report executed at &{ExecutionTime}.


As Attachment

The Schedule tab showing the options for setting the schedule for the report. The schedule settings are now complete. As we specified in the Schedule Template Setup, the report runs every Sunday at 12:00, and the email address specified above will receive an email like the following. An example of the email sent from ActiveReports Server to the email address specified in the schedule.

Note: In this exercise, we generated the report and sent it as an attachment, but you can also schedule a report to save in a specific network drive or email a link to a file stored on the server.

View the history

You can check the schedule execution history in the report information pane to the right on the History tab. The History tab appears like the following, once there are listings in the history (this image is of a report with a daily schedule). Also, so long as the Result Expires After time has not expired, you can click the Open button to view the executed report for that time. Report schedule execution history showing the Open button that is enabled when you can view a report result that hasn't expired yet.

Note: Although the entire history is kept, the length of time executed report results can be opened is dictated by the Result Expires After time that we set in the Administrator Portal on the shared schedule. For more information, see Schedule Template Setup. In this exercise, you can view the report if it was run within the last 14 days.

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