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Schedule report settings

This section explains how to use the schedule report settings to compress the exported reports into a zip file by using the Enable File Compression option.

This is an optional setting, and you can export the uncompressed report by simply unchecking the Enable File Compression option.

Enable file compression

  1. Click on the Settings option in the Report Server left-side panel and navigate to the Reports tab.

  2. Switch to the Schedule tab as shown in the following image: Schedule report settings tab in Report Server

  3. Check the Enable File Compression option and click the Save button to save the settings.

  4. Exported reports can be made more secure with password protection by enabling the Enable Password Protection option. The Default Password option is selected by default.

    For the default password setting, the system will generate a password by combining the first four and the last four characters of the user’s email.

  5. You can customize the password protection rules for exporting reports by choosing the Custom Password option. However, the username or first name is mandatory in the password condition. Custom password compression settings

  6. For instance, let’s consider a sample user with the following details:

    First Name : John
    Last Name : Michael
    Email: johnmichael@gmail.com

  7. With this sample user as an example, we will explain the possible password combinations and their corresponding unlock passwords in the section below:

    Password Rule Unlock Password
    The First four characters of the Email
    +
    The Last four characters of the First Name
    johnJohn
    First four characters of First Name
    +
    First four characters of Last Name
    JohnMich
    First four characters of Email
    +
    Last four characters of Last Name
    +
    johnhael

Save as file

  1. Click the Settings option in the Report Server left-side panel and navigate to the Reports tab.

  2. Switch to the Schedule tab as shown in the following image: Schedule report settings tab in Report Server

  3. We need to save the export path value for exporting reports to the specified location. By default, the directory root path will be C:\BoldServices\app_data\reporting\Jobs. Default Export path Settings

  4. You can edit the default directory root path value provided in the “Export path” option, and then click on the Save button to save the changes. Required Export path Settings

FTP Settings

You can export reports to an FTP location by configuring the respective server credentials. To do this, enable the FTP Location Export checkbox. After you have entered the credentials, make sure to save the changes to apply them. FTP Location