0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 14, 2008 3:31 AM by PeterLyttle

    How to get PDF Reports from Orion


      I know there is no function at the moment to print reports to PDF.  This is how I got round the problem.

      Create your reports and schedule them i.e on a monthly basis.

      Install PDF Creator, set the PDFCreator printer to be your default printer.

      Open the PDFCreator options and check the box AutoSave, Select the path you wish to save too.  Make sure the <title> token is in the Filename field.

      Click on Actions, save the following code as Report_Rename.vbs and select it on the actions page.  The output should be "<OutputFilename>" including the ""


      Dim FSO, createnewfolder
      Set argobj = Wscript.Arguments
      Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

      Function pd(n, totalDigits)
          if totalDigits > len(n) then
              pd = String(totalDigits-len(n),"0") & n
              pd = n
          end if
      End Function

      today = YEAR(Date()) & "-" & Pd(Month(date()),2)

      newfolder = today & " - Performance Reports"
      if not FSO.FolderExists(newfolder) then
          createnewfolder = fso.CreateFolder(newfolder)
      end if

      PdfInputName = argobj(0)
      currentFolder = FSO.GetAbsolutePathName(".")

      select case PdfInputName
          case currentFolder & "\<Report 1>.pdf"
              FSO.MoveFile PdfInputName, newfolder & "\" & today & " - <Report 1>.pdf"
          case currentFolder & "\<Report 2>.pdf"
              FSO.MoveFile PdfInputName, newfolder & "\" & today & " - <Report 2>.pdf"
          case currentFolder & "\<Report 3>.pdf"
              FSO.MoveFile PdfInputName, newfolder & "\" & today & " - <Report 3>.pdf"
          case currentFolder & "\<Report 4>.pdf"
              FSO.MoveFile PdfInputName, newfolder & "\" & today & " - <Report 4>.pdf"
          case currentFolder & "\h<Report 5>.pdf"
              FSO.MoveFile PdfInputName, newfolder & "\" & today & " - <Report 5>.pdf"
          case currentFolder & "\<Report 6>.pdf"
              FSO.MoveFile PdfInputName, newfolder & "\" & today & " - <Report 6>.pdf"
      end select

       You will need to print out the files first without running the VBS Script so that you get the unmodified file names.  Here copy the file name into the first <Report 1> and dont forget to include the \ at the begining.  The 2nd instance of <Report 1> is for the new file name.  The files will be put in a folder "2008-10 - Performance Reports" and then be named 2008-10 - your name.pdf

       Finally edit your Report Scheduler to make sure that it prints to the PDFCreator printer and give it a shot.

       I hope this helps for anyone that is trying to print reports to PDF.