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3052434 - How to schedule a report bi-weekly

Symptom

Customer needs to schedule a report bi weekly through report center scheduling or report distributor.

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Environment

  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Report Center
  • Report Distributor

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to report center.
  2. Select the report and click on New Schedule option from Report center actions (Three dots)
  3. Go to step 4 : Schedule Occurrence and set the 'Occurs' as Recurring
  4. You will find that the Recurring pattern allows only : Daily/ Weekly/ Monthly/ Yearly. There is no option for biweekly scheduling.



    Cause

    This is expected behavior and as per the product design.

    Resolution

    There is no in-built schedule recurrence pattern of biweekly for reports scheduled from report center

    Work around to achieve Bi-weekly pattern for reports scheduled from Report center:

    If user wants to schedule a report ABC which needs to run biweekly on Wednesdays.

    To achieve this, user needs to set up two schedules in report center schedule (two bundles in report distributor) using the same report ABC - Schedule P and Schedule Q (Bundle P & Q)

    The recurring pattern of Schedule P/ Bundle P will be Monthly - starting say 5th May 2021 (Wednesday).
    The recurring pattern of Schedule Q  / Bundle Q will be Monthly - starting say 19th May 2021 (Wednesday) .

    In the above setup you will get the distribution biweekly on Wednesdays.

    -> This is possible from Report Distributor Tool, as shown below

    See Also

    2276603 - How to Schedule and Use the Report Distributor in SuccessFactors

    2464604 - How to schedule an Ad Hoc / Table report – Report Center

    Keywords

    schedule, report, center, distributor, recurrence, bi, weekly, bundle , KBA , LOD-SF-ANA-RDT , Report Distributor (Advanced Reporting, ORD) , LOD-SF-ANA-RCT-ACT , Actions in Report Centre , How To

    Product

    SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions

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