After the reports have been generated, Report distributes the reports in the set based on the settings in its Report.cfg file.
Report enables you to distribute the reports in a set using the following methods:
- Email: To distribute reports as Excel files, .png files, or thumbnails via email (in-line or as attachments), specify the Mail Report parameters in the report set’s Report.cfg file. All reports in that set are emailed in one message to the specified recipients.
- Shared Directory: To distribute reports as Excel files, .png files, or thumbnails to a shared directory, specify the directory in the Output Root parameter in the report set’s Report.cfg file.
- Reporting Portal: A reporting portal enables you to view reports through your web browser. Adobe’s Report Portal displays reports generated as Excel or .png files, but not those generated as thumbnails ( .jpg). To distribute reports to a portal, specify the document root of the web server used for the portal in the Output Root parameter in the report set’s Report.cfg file. For more information about installing and using Report Portal, see Working with Report Portal .
To read the output that is currently supported by Report, you must have an application capable of displaying the reports in the desired format(s). For example, to view .xlsx files, you must have Microsoft Excel 2007 or later.
You can also use a combination of these generation and distribution options. For example, if you set the Report Types parameter to generate a report set as Excel and .png files, and then set the Mail Reportand Output Root parameters, all of the reports in that set are distributed to the specified output directory (perhaps to be viewed in a portal) and emailed in one email to recipients.