Running a Job in the Background

Running a job in the background generates a report or exports a dashboard without interrupting your workflow. You can keep working in the server as the job runs. When the job completes, you can export the job directly to any format and save it in the repository. You can the share the output with others by sending it by email.

Running a job in the background is equivalent to scheduling it to run immediately without recurrence.

To run a job in the background:

1. Locate the report or dashboard you want in the repository.
2. Right-click the report or dashboard and select Run in Background from the context menu.
3. Set the output format and location, as described in Setting Output Options. By default, the output is saved in the repository.
4. If the job you are running has input controls that prompt for user input, click the Parameters tab. Choose a set of saved values, or set the fields one at a time.
5. Click the Notifications tab and set up email notifications, as described in Setting Up Notifications
6. Click Save. The job begins to run immediately.