This new Proven Practices document
describes an approach to schedule a report which can be delivered to users on multiple, non-recurring dates using an IBM Cognos Event Studio agent. The technique was tested with IBM Cognos 10.1 and 10.1.1.
This document assumes readers have experience with IBM Cognos BI, in particular IBM Cognos Report Studio and IBM Cognos Event Studio.Overview
In many cases, report consumers need their reports automatically delivered by email. For recurring dates this can be done using IBM Cognos scheduling options, but within a single schedule, there is no option to schedule the report for multiple non-recurring dates. In these scenarios, consumers typically end up creating multiple schedules using multiple report views, which becomes cumbersome to maintain.
Let’s assume that the user wants the report to be delivered to their email inbox on the following non-recurring dates:
04 Jan 2012
09 Jan 2012
13 Jan 2012
17 Jan 2012
25 Jan 2012
30 Jan 2012
, submitted by Selvakumar Gunasekaran,
Consultant, Cognizant Technology Solutions, provides steps to schedule a report to run on non-recurring dates using calculations and parameters in an IBM Cognos Event Studio agent.