How do I use Control-D and Control-D/Delivery Server to email text reports as a PDF?

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    PRODUCT:

    Control-D


    COMPONENT:

    Control-D


    APPLIES TO:

    Control-D all versions and Control-D/Delivery Server version 9.0.00 and above



    QUESTION:

     How do I use Control-D and Control-D/Delivery Server to email text reports as a PDF?


    ANSWER:

    How to send a report to email as a PDF

    Here is the procedure for emailing the report.

    Setup CTD/Delivery Server
    1. Make sure all is installed

    Setup the mainframe
    1. Add a member to the IOA.BANNERS library called MAILLST and add the following contents (Note you can have between 1 and 20 separate EMAIL statements)
    +++*
    EMAIL=emailrecipient1
    EMAIL=emailrecipient2

    2. Edit member CTDSPARM in the CTD.PARM library and change the following parameters with your sites information
    HOST=your host name      DEFAULT HOST ID                                
    PORT=1948                DEFAULT PORT NUMBER                            
    MAIL_HOST=               SMTP HOST TO BE USED FOR SENDING MAILS     

    3. Edit the recipient Tree using option T and select the Recip[ient(s) of the report(s) you want to transform to PDF and e4mail
        a. In the first blank DESC field add the following  EMAIL=MAILLST
        b. Save the recipient and exit the T screen

    4. Add the following lines to member IOADFLTL in the IOA.PARM library
    *  SUPPORT ADDRESS IN IMMEDIATE PRINT 
    ID=WD0770,APPLY=YES,DATA=0,DATAC=     

    5. Recycle Control-D

    To use the feature 
    1. Go into the U screen and select a report with a P for print as you usually do
    2. In the resulting Print Panel choose option 1 for immediate print and then set the first DEST filed to CTDS and the second DEST field to MAILB2P
    3. Press enter to print the report

    A set of files will then be built and sent to the CTD/Delivery Server. They will then be read, the report will be transformed to PDF and emailed to the names in the member MAILLST that you created earlier


    Article Number:

    000176332


    Article Type:

    FAQ/Procedural



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