In some instances, it is still required to save a report as a “soft copy” on a regular basis for audit purposes. The File Drop Notification Service may be used to save messages to a particular file location.
The account configured to start the Bootstrap service must have access to the specified file location. The location is specified with its UNC path.
Right-click the “Notification Servers” in the Information Model and select “New” then “File Drop”:
The “File Drop” Notification Service requires the following properties to be set:
|Set this to a name that describes the UNC File Drop system.
|Set this to the shared file path to save the file to.
The UNC Path has the concept of place holders that will be replaced by the Flow system:
|This will be replaced by the name of the Chart / Dashboard and the timestamp of when the chart was generated.
|This will be replaced by the required date formatting supplied. This can be used to give structure to your file naming convention. The notification service will try to create a folder if it does not exist.