How Are Outputs Calculated?


A simple formula is used to determine the daily peak output.

(Data Count *Report Count * Destination Count) = Total Report Output

Data Count: The number of external records used to drive any given schedule. For non-dynamic schedules (i.e. Single Schedule), this will always be 1.

Report Count: The number of enabled reports in a schedule. A single schedule would be 1. A package schedule could be 2 or more. A data driven schedule would be 1 as there is only 1 report used.

Destination Count: The number of enabled places/formats the report will be delivered to. If a data driven schedule only sends reports by email in PDF format, then it would 1. If it sends to both email and SharePoint, then it would be 2.

Schedule Type - Output Examples

Single Schedule

I have a Single schedule with static data that runs once a week. This 1 report will be emailed to a group in an excel format.

Resulting count: (1 * 1 * 1) = 1 Report output

Package Schedule

I have a Package schedule that includes 3 reports. 3 reports will be generated and emailed to 3 employees and uploaded to SharePoint.

Resulting count: (1*3*2) = 6 Report outputs

Note: The number of people who are emailed the report does not affect the outputs in this example.

Dynamic Schedule

I have a Dynamic schedule that runs against 15 records per day. For each record, 1 report will be generated in a .docx format.

Resulting count: (15*1*1) = 15 Report outputs

Data Driven Schedule

I have a Data Driven schedule that runs against 20 records per day. For each record, 1 report will be generated. All reports will be in PDF format.

Resulting count: (20 * 1 * 1) = 20 Report outputs

Bursting Schedule (CRD only)

I have 1 Report that CRD bursts into 10 group values. Each group value will be sent via email and uploaded to an FTP site (so 2 different destinations).   

Resulting count (10*1*2) = 20