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Scheduling to a Destination

By default when a report is scheduled inside Crystal Enterprise, the resulting file is stored inside the Crystal Enterprise repository. In addition to this, scheduler has the capability to write the report to an arbitrary folder on the machine, e-mail the report to an individual or group, and upload the file to another machine via ftp. The destination is set as part of the scheduled job. From the ISchedulingInfo interface, there is a getDestination method that is used to get access to the IDestination interface. The setFromPlugin method accepts a handle to a destination type object called an IDestinationPlugin. Don worry about the code required to create the plug-in object, which is covered in the next chapter. The types of destination plug-ins are

For more information on the code required to create the plug-in, see Chapter 36, "Creating Enterprise Reporting Applications with Crystal Enterprise Part II."

  • CrystalEnterprise.DiskUnmanaged (arbitrary folder location)
  • CrystalEnterprise.Smtp (e-mail)
  • CrystalEnterprise.Ftp (FTP server upload)

The following code shows a report being scheduled once to the Temp folder of the machine:






ISchedulingInfo sched = report.getSchedulingInfo();

sched.setRightNow(true);

IDestination dest = sched.getDestination();

IDestinationPlugin disk = getDestinationPlugin(iStore,

 "CrystalEnterprise.DiskUnmanaged");

IDiskUnmanagedOptions options =

 (IDiskUnmanagedOptions) disk.getScheduleOptions();

options.getDestinationFiles().add("C:/Temp/");

dest.setFromPlugin(disk);

iStore.schedule(results);


Each type of destination has its own corresponding set of options. In the case of the DiskUnmanaged destination, it has an object called IDiskUnmanagedOptions that accepts a folder location as well as optional credentials used to access that folder. The Smtp destination has an ISMTPOptions object that specifies mail routing information. Finally, the Ftp destination has an IFTPOptions object that specifies server, port, credentials, and the target folder:






ISchedulingInfo sched = report.getSchedulingInfo();

sched.setRightNow(true);

IDestination dest = sched.getDestination();

IDestinationPlugin smtp = getDestinationPlugin(iStore, "CrystalEnterprise.Smtp");

ISMTPOptions options = (ISMTPOptions) smtp.getScheduleOptions();

options.setDomainName("domain_name");

options.setServerName("smtp_server_name");

options.setPort(25);

options.setSMTPAuthenticationType(ISMTPOptions.CeSMTPAuthentication.NONE);

options.setSMTPUserName("domainusername");

options.setSMTPPassword("password");

options.setSenderAddress("email@address.com");

options.setSubject("The report \%SI_NAME% ran successfuly");

dest.setFromPlugin(smtp);

iStore.schedule(results);


Note that in the call to the setSubject method, the string uses the %SI_NAME% variable. Crystal Enterprise replaces this placeholder with the name of the report. This means that the code can be written fairly generically.


Part I. Crystal Reports Design

Creating and Designing Basic Reports

Selecting and Grouping Data

Filtering, Sorting, and Summarizing Data

Understanding and Implementing Formulas

Implementing Parameters for Dynamic Reporting

Part II. Formatting Crystal Reports

Fundamentals of Report Formatting

Working with Report Sections

Visualizing Your Data with Charts and Maps

Custom Formatting Techniques

Part III. Advanced Crystal Reports Design

Using Cross-Tabs for Summarized Reporting

Using Record Selections and Alerts for Interactive Reporting

Using Subreports and Multi-Pass Reporting

Using Formulas and Custom Functions

Designing Effective Report Templates

Additional Data Sources for Crystal Reports

Multidimensional Reporting Against OLAP Data with Crystal Reports

Part IV. Enterprise Report Design Analytic, Web-based, and Excel Report Design

Introduction to Crystal Repository

Crystal Reports Semantic Layer Business Views

Creating Crystal Analysis Reports

Advanced Crystal Analysis Report Design

Ad-Hoc Application and Excel Plug-in for Ad-Hoc and Analytic Reporting

Part V. Web Report Distribution Using Crystal Enterprise

Introduction to Crystal Enterprise

Using Crystal Enterprise with Web Desktop

Crystal Enterprise Architecture

Planning Considerations When Deploying Crystal Enterprise

Deploying Crystal Enterprise in a Complex Network Environment

Administering and Configuring Crystal Enterprise

Part VI. Customized Report Distribution Using Crystal Reports Components

Java Reporting Components

Crystal Reports .NET Components

COM Reporting Components

Part VII. Customized Report Distribution Using Crystal Enterprise Embedded Edition

Introduction to Crystal Enterprise Embedded Edition

Crystal Enterprise Viewing Reports

Crystal Enterprise Embedded Report Modification and Creation

Part VIII. Customized Report Distribution Using Crystal Enterprise Professional

Introduction to the Crystal Enterprise Professional Object Model

Creating Enterprise Reports Applications with Crystal Enterprise Part I

Creating Enterprise Reporting Applications with Crystal Enterprise Part II

Appendix A. Using Sql Queries In Crystal Reports

Creating Enterprise Reporting Applications with Crystal Enterprise Part II

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