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Notifications In Business Objects

Hi there,


In this post, I am going to tell about the Notifications Importance in Scheduling, and how to implement notification changes in scheduling.


In Business objects, as a developer /Consultant/Admin we would love to automate the things. But how do we Keep an eye on automated things like scheduling say monthly running reports, monthly batch jobs or monthly Publication Files whether are they ran successfully or failed.

I can classify Notifications present in business objects into two Types based on where actually notification Alert had been sent to.


  • Audit Notifications
  • Email Notifications


AUDIT NOTIFICATIONS:  This are the one type of Notification where a Job Scheduling status information been written to Audit Database that you have configured while setting up the Business Objects. You can choose to have a notification sent to the auditing database when the job runs successfully or when it fails to run, or both.

Let see how actually these Audit notification looks like and works.

First navigate to any report object that you are trying to schedule.

>>   Do a right click on the object and select schedule like below.


>>  After doing so, the followed screen will occurs .



Now you are able to see two options as mentioned above.

>> Do a check on Audit Notification so that it will come up with two options to be written to auditdatabse likes sucess,failure or both of the scheduled one’s as below.



EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS:  This are the second type of Notification where a Job Scheduling status information shall have been sent to the user (Developer/Admin/End User) through email.

>>  Do a Check Email Notification Icon and you are able to see two records one with success and other with Failure.

Check the box “ A job has been run successfully “ and select the radio button as highlighted below to enter mailing details.


>>  Check the box “ A job has failed to run “ and select  the radio button as highlighted below to enter mailing details.


Along with this if you want to attach the instance output let say pdf output.then do click on ” Formats and Destination ” on the Left side and select the Adobe

Acrobat and select the check box ” Email Recipients “.


That’s it .Click on the schedule button on the Right below corner.Then once the schedule completed it’s output status will be mailed the to the users .

I welcome the comments and Complements.



Business Objects Consultant.

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