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    Linda Stelling
    'Publish for Subscription' in OTBI Agent
    Topic posted February 27, 2019 by Linda StellingSilver Medal: 2,000+ Points, tagged OBI Answers, OBIEE Answers, OTBI, Report Delivery 
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    'Publish for Subscription' in OTBI Agent

    Hi, can anyone point me to any information on how to best utilise this feature within OTBI agents. Ideally I am looking to establish a way to set an agent to notify recipients when an analysis has been run and data produced but not physically send it as an attachment (due to the inability to password protect the file).  I wondered if the Subscription functionality is the way to do this but I haven't really used it before so am a little unsure of what it's meant to do

    Apologies if this is documented somewhere obvious, I just can't seem to find anything. 

    Many thanks




    • Christian Berg

      The subscription functionality is like a newsletter you sign up to. Like subscribing to the "Best Selling Products" analysis.

      Your requirement sounds like something different. You say "When an analysis has been run" - like "when somebody / anybody used the analysis"?

      • Prudence Kruchten

        I am not aware of a way to do this, but I know that through BI Publisher, you can schedule a report to run and then send the user a link to the report when it's complete.  This will eliminate the attachment and require users to sign in to pull the data.  If this can be done via OTBI/Agents, I too would love to know how to do this.

        • Linda Stelling

          Thanks Prudence, yes, as you describe it working for BIP is what I am seeking in OTBI / agents, if at all possible !

      • Linda Stelling

        Hi Christian

        Thanks for replying. 

        It may well be that the subscribe functionality is indeed separate to my desired objective of notifying a recipient that an analysis has been run automatically by the OTBI agent (schedule) and containing a link for the recipient to click on to access the data. 

        The latter is what ideally I would like to happen, and so I wondered if subscribing allows for the same end result i.e. the recipient is made aware that the results from a scheduled analysis are available for them to go and retrieve somewhere?