SSC REPORT DISTRIBUTION

Within the BudCast Model Administration module, the SSC users have the ability to distribute Reports for multiple projects to multiple PI’s at a click of a button.

 

 Navigate to Model Administration. After logging into BudCast, select ‘Reporting’ from the menu. If already logged into BudCast simply click the      button on the navigation bar.

 Select SSC Distribution Report. Use the  and  buttons on the Reports tree to navigate down to the SSC Distribution Reports. There are two SSC Report Distribution options; SSC Distribution – With Bud Periods and SSC Distribution – Without Bud Periods. Double click on the desired report to populate the selection criteria in the selection pane window.

 

  Choose Selection Criteria. After selecting a report the user will need to make the following selections in the selection pane window;

3.1 Node. Find your SSC node and the node associated with your name. Use the  button to expand the name node to view all assigned projects.

3.2 Select Projects. Click on the project(s) desired. The user can use the ‘Ctrl’ key or ‘Shift’ key to select multiple projects at the same time. Projects highlighted using the multi-select function will be run as one batch, but will be displayed as separate reports. The user can click the  Search button to search for one individual project across all SSC/Name nodes.

NoteAvoid selecting the name node. This will cause all projects to roll into one long report that cannot be distributed automatically. You may select multiple (or all) projects underneath the name node instead.

 

 Execute the Report(s). The user has two options when executing the SSC Distribution Reports;

4.1 Distribute Automatically. The user can execute an SSC Distribution Report, and choose to have all selected reports distributed automatically to the appropriate PI(s) by selecting the   checkbox before clicking the  (Execute) button.

4.2 View the Report. The user can execute a SSC Distribution Report and view on their computer without sending out to the PI automatically by leaving the  unchecked before clicking Execute.

  Report Distribution E-mail. When ‘Distribute Automatically’ is selected the primary PI will automatically receive an e-mail with the report attached. The e-mail contains a link to the BudCast Report Viewer. The PI will need to download the Report Viewer in order to view the report.

Notes:

  • The primary PI will automatically receive this e-mail via BudCast. The PI can forward to the e-mail to any co-PIs they so choose.

 

  • The PI can only access the BudCast Report Viewer if using an on-campus computer or while connected through a KU VPN Network (KU Anywhere).

  Saved in the Shared I Drive. With ‘Distribute Automatically’ selected when executing a Report, BudCast will create a folder within the SSC shared drive containing the Report. Each time the Report is run while ‘Distribute Automatically’ is selected it will replace the file within the existing report. To save for historical purposes the user will need to rename and save the file.


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