How is the Browser View, Direct Print and Direct Print with Attachments functionality enabled in Version 7.5?
Clients require that frequently used reports are quickly accessible by users. This means that these reports must be accessed from within an application with a minimum number of clicks, and in certain scenarios be directly printed to the user’s default printer. This functionality is available with the embedded reporting tool.
Historically, this functionality has often been called Quick Link, Direct Print or Attach Docs Printing. This functionality is commonly referred to as Report Toolbar access, and is highly configurable and flexible. Its overall functionality is to enable users to print or view their reports with a minimal number of clicks.
Report toolbar access can be configured in three different ways. These are Browser View, Direct Print and Direct Print with Attachments. A single report can be configured for any one of these, or any combination of these options.
This document will describe each of these three items in detail, including the prerequisites for the reports that utilize them. This document refers to the Maximo® Base Services Version 7.5 Releases.
Please note that none of the three toolbar access icons can be enabled for reports with specific user inputted parameters, known as parameterized reports. This occurs because the functionality is based on bypassing the request page for quick display of the reports. If reports have parameters, they must be input on a report’s request page – therefore, they can not be enabled for Browser View, Direct Print or Direct Print with Attachments.
For more details on other reporting features, access the Maximo Report Wiki Pages available here
or the Maximo Report Reference Materials located here
October 2012 – Revision 4
Added note on page 13 that if Microsoft documents are attached to the record for printing, the client machines must have Microsoft Office installed on their local machines. Microsoft Office documents will not print properly when only Microsoft Viewer is installed.
July 2012 - Revision 3
Updates for 7503 Release including (1) Property Settings Updates, including more details on mxe.doclink.securedAttachment and mxe.directprint.printtime.wait (2) Addition of new property setting mxe.report.birt.PrintSeparateRecord on pages 25 and 30
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