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Webview Job Scheduler Questions

Ronnie Laughlin
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If you schedule a report to run in Webview - does the user have to be logged in to Webview for the report to run?

Also - where do the reports actaully go?

We are taking on a new business that wants some webview reports shceudled to run and dump to a location so they can grab them and import them into their own reporting database/dashboards.

I know we have another customer that has something similar setup - but it was done by a 3rd party contractor before I was on the team.

Thanks in advance.

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Nathan Luk
Beginner
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Hi Ronnie,

Couple of things to note:

  • Webview Job Scheduler uses Windows Task Scheduler to schedule reports
  • As such, PC needs to remain on and the user who scheduled the job must be logged into WebView at the time the job is scheduled to be run (also needs to remain logged in if you are exporting to file and the drive you are exporting to is a mapped drive)
  • User who is scheduling the reports needs to be an administrator of the machine they are scheduling from in order to create the Scheduled Tasks
  • When you output locally to a drive letter. It automatically goes into a Drive:\Job_Scheduler\ directory

Hope that helps. The requirement for local admin rights is a real pain as usually in most environments it's end business users who are trying to do this and IT departments don't like giving them local admin rights to their PCs...

Cheers,

Nathan

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Nathan Luk
Beginner
Beginner

Hi Ronnie,

Couple of things to note:

  • Webview Job Scheduler uses Windows Task Scheduler to schedule reports
  • As such, PC needs to remain on and the user who scheduled the job must be logged into WebView at the time the job is scheduled to be run (also needs to remain logged in if you are exporting to file and the drive you are exporting to is a mapped drive)
  • User who is scheduling the reports needs to be an administrator of the machine they are scheduling from in order to create the Scheduled Tasks
  • When you output locally to a drive letter. It automatically goes into a Drive:\Job_Scheduler\ directory

Hope that helps. The requirement for local admin rights is a real pain as usually in most environments it's end business users who are trying to do this and IT departments don't like giving them local admin rights to their PCs...

Cheers,

Nathan

I was afraid of that - tanks for the input!

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