Configuring Report Scheduling

Scheduled reporting in JasperReports Server allows you to run reports at specified times and gives you the option to send an email notification to users when a new report is available.

Additional Fix for Scheduled Report with JNDI Data Source

On the WebSphere application server, reports using a JNDI data source require additional configuration to correctly resolve the JNDI lookup.

The jasperserver-pro.war archive includes WebSphere-specific configuration files. These files are generated during the installation process. To enable this fix, you'll need to remove the webSphere prefix from the names of these files. Two of the file rename operations will overwrite the existing configuration file names.

Rename:

WEB-INF/webSphere-applicationContext-report-scheduling-wm.xml

To:

WEB-INF/applicationContext-report-scheduling-wm.xml

Rename:

WEB-INF/webSphere-js.quartz.base.properties

To:

WEB-INF/js.quartz.base.properties (overwrite existing file)

Rename:

WEB-INF/webSphere-js.scheduling.properties

To:

WEB-INF/js.scheduling.properties (overwrite existing file)

A work manager class is used to run scheduled report jobs on WebSphere. The JNDI name of the work manager and its default value (wm/default) are configured in js.scheduling.properties. The number of threads that run report jobs is provided by the work manager configuration.

Additional Change for Mail Server Authentication

If your mail server requires authentication, edit the applicationContext-report-scheduling.xml file after applying the changes above.

1. Extract the file from the WAR archive:

"%JAVA_HOME%\bin\jar" xf jasperserver-pro.war WEB-INF/applicationContext-report-scheduling.xml

2. Open the file for editing and locate the reportSchedulerMailSender bean.
3. Set the javaMailProperties key="mail.smtp.auth" value to true.
4. Save the file and replace it in the archive:

"%JAVA_HOME%\bin\jar" uf jasperserver-pro.war WEB-INF/applicationContext-report-scheduling.xml

5. Delete the WEB-INF directory that was created, along with the file it contains.

For more information about setting up report scheduling, refer to Configuring Report Scheduling.

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