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Destination Setup

 

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Destination Name:  Give the destination a name.

 

Destination:  Select "Disk".

 

Connect using dial-up networking:  Select this option if you wish to connect to the destination network using Dial-Up Networking or RAS.  Select an already existing connection from your existing Windows connections list.

 

Destination Directory:  Browse to select a folder, or type in a path.

 

Enable Housekeeping for this destination: Check this option if you want to delete reports on a regular basis which are older than a specified date.

 

Insert:  You can insert constants, formulas and database field values instead of a static "typed in" value.  Right-click in the above field to expose the Insert menu:

 

For more information about the Insert function, click here.

 

Output Format

 

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Format:  Select an output format from the list. For more information about output formats and related properties, click here.

 

 

Compress (ZIP) Output:  Check this option if you want the report to be zipped before being attached to the email.  

For single schedules, this compresses the single report  

For packages, this compresses all reports into a single zip

Enable zip encryption if you require it

 

Naming

 

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Default Naming Convention:  MARS will name the output file in the following format: reportname.fomat extension e.g. Catalog Report.pdf.

 

Customize the output file name:  Choose your own filename or right-click and use the Insert Function to insert a value.

 

Customize output extension:  Choose your own extension.  This is useful for system integration.  For example, the default extension for a character separated file is "CSV", but you can give your export an extension of "txt" so that the file can be read by another already existing system you may have.  You may also right-click and use the Insert Function to insert a value.

 

Append date/time:  This is useful for the following reasons

  • If the filename is the same each time, and it is being exported to the same folder each time, then it will be overwritten by the latest one each time.  By appending date and time to the filename, each file remains unique and no files are overwritten.

  • You are able to track which reports ran and when they ran by looking at what the report is named.

 

Choose the format you require from the list.

 

Deferred Delivery

 

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Using this option, the report will be generated at the scheduled time, but will not be delivered to the specified destination until later.

 

Compress (ZIP) Output

 

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Zips the output. Ability to use .zip encryption as well.

 

PGP Encryption

 

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Use this option to set up PGP Encryption.  If you are unsure how PGP encryption works, or which options to use, please refer to your security or system administrator.  Or visit http://www.pgp.com

 

 

 

 

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