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Status Submitted
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Components Reporting
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 19, 2022

Schedule Report with External Data Source

We have external spreadsheets from systems that do not integrate. However, we need to compile the data from the spreadsheet with system/package data. I understand that this is possible through external data sources. However, a report cannot be scheduled when it contains external data sources. When configuring the schedule, a prompt value should be available to select the spreadsheet and then all scheduled reports from there on out will generate with a combination of the package data and external data. Because reports with external data sources cannot be scheduled, we need to either manually run the report on a frequent basis or remove the columns corresponding to the external source and have employees manually enter that data into the spreadsheet after it is generated. Either workaround involves manual work.

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