Use Placeholders in Notification Section of a Schedule
When scheduling a report there are a number of placeholders available to when selecting Email as the Destination…
- Title = %SI_NAME%
- ID = %SI_ID%
- Owner = %SI_OWNER%
- DateTime = %SI_STARTTIME%
- Email Address = %SI_EMAIL_ADDRESS%
- User Full Name = %SI_USERFULLNAME%
- Viewer = %SI_VIEWER_URL%
I have often wanted to use these placeholders within the Notification section as well. I just assumed you couldn’t since there were no dropdown boxes suggesting that you could like there are in the Destination section. I even submitted an idea over a year ago to the Idea Place in regard to this.
Today I was scheduling a bunch of reports wishing this was available and thought I would do a little test and give it a try. Although I would most likely use this when a job fails to run, I set this up for a successful run in order to test it more easily. Like this…
And it worked!
I don’t know if this has worked like this for a while or just now with our recent upgrade to 4.1 SP01 Patch 2. Since there were no dropdown boxes I just never tried to use the placeholders Notification section. I think the existence of this functionality could be made more apparent by adding those dropdown boxes. I would also like to see a placeholder for the failure reason. Please vote for my idea related to this if you would find this helpful too.
Hope this helps,