Hiding Reports in CMC but allowing access to them via hyperlinks
Pretty quickly after you start using Hyperlinks, you encounter a situation where you have a target report sitting on the server visible to everyone that
you don’t want people to be able to see/access on its own.
Luckily there is a method to hide reports from view, but still allow access via hyperlinks/opendoc. You can do this via CMC…
1.Create following folders in this hirarchy,
Parent Folder > Hidden Folder – > Child Folder.
Parent Folder – Normal access
Hidden Folder – No Access
Child folder – Refresh on Demand Access
2.Store the main report in the Parent folder
3.Store your target report(s) in the Child folder
The hidden folder prevents the Child folder from being viewed/accessed, but the open doc functionality can still see/access the Child folder.