Send Email Reports and Track Deliveries

Send email reports to anyone inside or outside the organization or use agents to send reports to a range of other devices. Keep everyone up-to-date with regular daily or weekly reports.

Send Email Reports Once, Weekly, or Daily

Send Email reports to one or more recipients directly from the catalog. It’s easy to distribute reports this way and quicker than downloading a report and mailing it from your email client. To keep everyone up-to-date, schedule daily or weekly emails.

For information about email limits and how to optimize email delivery, see What are the limits for email delivery?

  1. On the Classic Home page, do one of the following:
    • Navigate to the item you want to email, click Edit, and in the Results tab, click Email.
    • Click Catalog, navigate to the item you want to email, click the More action menu, and select Email.
  2. Enter the email address for one or more recipients.
    Separate multiple email addresses with a comma. For example: jane.white@abc.com, steve.brown@abc.com.
  3. Customize the Subject line.
  4. Send the email Now or click Later to set a date and time in the future.
  5. To email report updates on a daily or weekly basis, click Repeat and then select Daily or Weekly.
You can check the status of email deliveries from the Console.

Email Security Alert

Content that you send by email isn’t encrypted. It's your responsibility to safeguard any sensitive data that you send.

Track the Reports You Distribute By Email or Through Agents

Track the reports you’ve chosen to send to people by email from the Console. Quickly see when reports were sent and which items are pending (scheduled to run in the future). Review, change, or delete your deliveries (scheduled or completed) from the same page.

Any agents that you set up to deliver content are displayed in the Console too. This way, all your delivery information is in one place.

You can filter the deliveries by their status to track deliveries most important to you. The various status messages are explained here.

Delivery Status Description
Canceled

Someone canceled the delivery.

Users can cancel any delivery that they own.

Completed Delivery ran successfully.
Disabled

Users can temporarily disable any delivery or agent that they own through the catalog.

For example, you might stop a job running on its defined schedule if you want to edit the report or change who sees the report.

Failed

Delivery ran as scheduled but it didn't complete successfully.

Click Show details... after the error icon (Error icon) to find out what went wrong so you can fix it.

Not Scheduled

No one has set up a schedule for the delivery or the scheduled run date is for a date in the past (rather than a future date).

Running Delivery is in progress.
Suspended

Administrators can temporarily suspend deliveries that other users set up.

For example, before you migrate from a test environment to a production environment, your administrator might suspend deliveries in the test environment, and resume them in the production environment.

Timed Out

Delivery timed out because it took too long to complete.

Try Again

Something went wrong. Try to run the delivery again.

Warning

Delivery ran as scheduled but it wasn't 100% successful.

For example, the delivery specifies 10 recipients but only 9 of them received it because 1 of the email addresses was incorrect.

Click Show details... after the warning icon (Warning icon) to find out more.

To track deliveries from the Console:

  1. Go to the Home Page, click Navigator, and then click Console.
  2. Click Monitor Deliveries.

    Deliveries are listed by run date, with the most recent delivery displayed first. Initially, you see only the deliveries sent in the last 24 hours (Last Day). To see deliveries for the last week or all deliveries, select Last 7 Days or All Times.

    Click Show Scheduled Deliveries to show deliveries that are scheduled to run in the future. For example, you might schedule a delivery to run tomorrow at 9am. If you look at the Deliveries page the night before or at 8am, you'll see the delivery only when you select Show Scheduled Deliveries as the delivery hasn't run yet.

  3. Filter the list of deliveries by name, time, or status.
    • Name: To filter by name, start typing the name of the delivery you’re looking for in the search box, and then press Enter.

    • Time: To filter by time, click the time filter. Select from Last Day, Last 7 Days, All Times.

    • Status: To filter by status, click Filter by Status. Select one or more from Failed, Warning, Completed, Canceled, Timed Out, Try Again, Running, Disabled, Suspended, Not Scheduled, and then click Apply.

  4. Click the Actions menu for a delivery to review or manage a single delivery.
  5. To preview the content, click the Actions menu for the delivery, and select View Report.
    This option isn’t available if the delivery is generated by an agent.
  6. To see details about a delivery, such as the date of last and next run, delivery frequency, history, and so on, click the Action menu for the delivery and select Inspect.
    Click History to view and search for historical job runs. Use the name, time, and status filters to help you find the delivery you want.
  7. To edit a delivery, click the Actions menu for the delivery, and select Edit.
    • Email deliveries — Update the email options.

    • Agent deliveries — Edit the agent associated with the delivery.

  8. To troubleshoot a delivery that fails or completes with a warning, click Show details....

    Error icon Failed - Click Show details... to find out what went wrong so you can fix it.

    Warning icon Warning - Click Show details... to find out more.

  9. To disable a delivery, click the Actions menu for the delivery, and select Disable.

    If you want to enable the delivery later on, click the Actions menu for the delivery, and select Enable.

  10. To delete a delivery and all future scheduled deliveries, select Delete, then OK to confirm.
  11. To delete, resume, or suspend multiple deliveries, Ctrl-click to select them and then right-click to select the action you want to perform (Delete, Resume, Suspend).

Suspend and Resume Deliveries

Administrators can temporarily suspend any delivery, at any time.

  1. In the Oracle Analytics Home page, click the Navigator, and then click Console.
  2. Click Monitor Deliveries.
  3. To access everyone’s deliveries in addition to your own, click the Action menu for the page, and select Admin View.
  4. To suspend a delivery, click the Action menu for the delivery and select Suspend.
    To suspend multiple deliveries at once, select Shift + click or Ctrl + click to select all the deliveries you want to suspend, then right-click and select Suspend.
  5. To resume a delivery, click the Action menu for the delivery and select Resume.
  6. To resume or suspend multiple deliveries, Ctrl-click to select them, and then right-click to select the action you want to perform (Resume or Suspend).

Restore and Enable Delivery Schedules

When you restore content from a snapshot or migrate content from a different environment, delivery schedules defined for agents, analyses, and dashboards in the snapshot aren’t restored or activated right away. When you’re ready to restore deliveries on your system, you can decide whether to enable or disable delivery schedules on your system. This is useful as you might not want to immediately start delivering content.

For example, if you're restoring a production environment, you probably want to restart deliveries as soon as possible. Whereas in a test environment, you might prefer to disable deliveries after restoration and activate them at a later date.

  1. In the Oracle Analytics Home page, click the Navigator, and then click Console.
  2. Click Monitor Deliveries.
  3. To restore deliveries, click the Action menu for the page and select Restore Deliveries.
  4. Select whether to restore and activate deliveries or restore deliveries only. Select one of the following:
    • Maintain Delivery Schedule Status

      All delivery schedules maintain their status (enabled or disabled).

      • Existing delivery schedules remain unchanged.
      • New delivery schedules created during the restore process inherit the schedule status that’s defined in the corresponding agent, analysis or dashboard.

      For example, this option is useful when you restore deliveries in a production environment where you want deliveries to be active immediately.

    • Disable Delivery Schedules for New Deliveries

      Delivery schedules that are created during the restore process for agents, analyses, and dashboards are disabled. Existing delivery schedules remain unchanged.

      For example, this option is useful when you restore deliveries in a test environment where you don’t need to activate deliveries immediately.

    • Disable All Delivery Schedules And Delete All History (Not recommended)

      All delivery schedules are disabled during the restore process and any delivery history is deleted.

      • Existing delivery schedules are disabled.
      • New delivery schedules created for agents, analyses, and dashboards during the restore process are disabled.
      • Historical delivery details no longer available.

      This option is not recommended. If you do select this option, you must manually enable delivery schedules for all agents, analyses, and dashboards.

  5. Click Restore.
  6. To activate a delivery, click the Action menu for the delivery, and select Enable.

    To activate multiple deliveries at once, select Shift + click or Ctrl + click to select all the deliveries you want to activate, then right-click and select Enable.

    If necessary, click Edit to redefine the delivery schedule.