cViewLOG Info Utility for cViewSERVER/MANAGER

cViewLOG Info Utility for cViewSERVER/MANAGER

cViewLOG Info Utility for cViewSERVER/MANAGER

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Summary

Display information about your cViewSERVER or cViewMANAGER schedules, so you can optimize your Crystal Reports scheduler efficiency. Free 30-day trial.

Features

cViewLOG:
  • Provides a report interface between a crystal report and the cViewMANAGER or cViewSERVER schedule database.
  • Provides diagnostic information, Windows Vista Support, support for multiple and backup schedules, and Crystal Reports 2008 COM driver support.
  • Can select a cViewLOG.xml file from any folder on your machine or network. Can report across the current backup schedules or even a scheduler on another server.
  • Includes sample reports in the standard install.

Uses

cViewLOG is a COM driver utility that allows you to include information about the log file and the schedule database. You can use ViewLOG with Crystal Reports to write reports that display information about your cViewSERVER and cViewMANAGER schedules.

You can use this information to ensure your scheduled reports are meeting your performance goals, or to document the fact that they do. See below for some screen shots.

You'll be using cViewLOG inside your report designer. It requires Crystal Reports version 8.5 or later (will not work with Crystal Reports 8.0 or earlier).

Examples

Example 1. Verify the report ran.

Suppose you get complaints that a report did not run. Users will likely reach this conclusion if they didn't receive their reports. But does that necessarily follow? No. You can use cViewLOG to quickly determine if this was, indeed, the case. If the report did run, then you can focus on some other possible cause of the missing reports such as a network problem.

Example 2. Document the next scheduled run.

Your CFO wants to verify when the next report will run. Now, we all know CFOs like to document things rather than just assume. To avoid the 50 questions situation, you can use cViewLOG to generate the documentation showing the next scheduled run .

Example 3. Optimize run frequency.

You can use cViewLOG to get an overview of which reports run at what frequencies. Report frequencies don't always get set up right the first time. Why is accounting getting a report each week, while sales is getting one each month? Shouldn't those be reversed? You can use cViewLOG to generate a report frequency report to send along with a query, "Are you getting these often enough? Too often? Just the right frequency?" That saves the users from having to think about the actual frequency, so they can answer your question promptly yet correctly.

Example 4. Reduce report overload.

Your Crystal Reports system has grown organically. And, like your garden, it needs some pruning and weeding. You'd like to start by seeing which users are getting which reports. Over coffee the other day, you got into a conversation with Bob who is now a Senior Vice President. He worked his way up from a sales position five rungs down from where he is today. You asked him about a report you know should be helping him make sound business decisions. He gave you that deer in the headlights look and told you, "Honestly, I get so many reports that I don't have time to read them. I just pick up tidbits in our staff meetings." But if Bob didn't get the reports relevant to his previous five positions, he'd be able to read the three reports that really matter for the position he holds now.

Benefits

  • Save time. If you need to figure out why some anomaly exists, you can view the log instead of guessing.  
  • Improve consistency. Use the log to spot opportunities to standardize and optimize.  
  • Enjoy simplicity. It's really easy to use.

Screenshots

cViewLOG record cViewLOG Report cViewLOG Report Creation Wizard view cViewLOG Field Explorer view

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