Suppressing Files from the Report Repository
I once wrote an application engine to extract photographs from the PeopleSoft database (BLOBs) and to put the photos into a common location on the application server. This was an application engine program. However, the only problem was that the photos being outputted (in
.jpg format) were also going to the report repository.
This was a hard one to troublesehoot as the
.jpg extension had never been configured in the Process Scheduler system settings under distribution file options:
This meant that to the end user, the links were never created to the files on the report repository but they were indeed going there. It was only when the application engine batch processed a lot of photos and the report repository came to a grinding halt that this became apparent.
The fix required suppressing output to the report repository. Here's how:
On the destination page, change the output destination options from the default to:
- Type = File
- Format = Other (or select appropriate file format if available)
- Destination Source = User Specified