I'm trying to schedule a batch in Workspace. In the batch there are two FR reports that both have a common dimension (region) in the user POV. When I schedule the batch, the Bursting options area is greyed out - i.e. not selectable - and nothing appears in the Scheduled batch POV. Can anyone think of any reason for this? Do you actually have to set the Batch POV manually somehow? I thought it would've have picked it up from the two reports automatically, and can't find anywhere to set it anyway!
I think you do have to set the batch POV. See step 21 in my blog post here:
I've only worked directly with batches in 22.214.171.124 so your release may have fewer (or more) bugs than my blog post details.
Step 21 shows the screen on the Schedule batch set up process that is causing the problem. I want to define the POV members here. The problem is that everything under the words "Bursting Options" is greyed out so I cannot define the POV. One would think this is due to the reports not having user POV members or the reports not having mutual POV members between them, but I have checked this and it's not the case. Is there anything I'm missing?
Hmm, so when you get to my step 21, you cannot select a data source in the Selected Batch Point of View section of the dialog box? I sort of recall having to select each data source to make the Bursting Options bit work.
The instance that I worked on, version 126.96.36.199, was very buggy, although it was a terrible install (it literally didn't work and the consultant that did it came back three times till the client booted him and got someone else -- it still wasn't 100% correct at the end) so that may have affected my experience. Maybe the same guy did your install? :)
So you individually select the connections (even if you have only one -- my example was a book that had two connections)? Or can't you even do that?
Did you try putting the report(s) into a book? Driving the book via POV changes? I realize this is all basic, but I am a firm believer in the crawl before walking, walk before running, etc. approach. I guess I should back up even further and ask if there is a User or Grid POV that can be changed. Every dimension could (kind of unlikely) be on the grid thus (I think) removing any POV.
Yep, have no problem with changing the POV of a book that has the same two FR reports in it, and the change happily reflect on the reports in the book. The reports have six dimensions in all - All of them are defined in the user POV, none in any grid POV. No option to select a connection either - it's all greyed out under Scheduled Batch POV and the area underneath it (where you would select the connection) is blank anyway. I've tried shuffling the POVs in the report around a bit too - selecting different members, etc, no change.
Pulling my hair out! Feel as though I'm probably missing something obvious! Any ideas?
Have either of you performed any patching? I noticed some issues within the scheduled batches then after patching to the .301 this issue was fixed. please look through the readme files and I highly suggest doing that.