When to Republish Reports

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When to Republish Reports

With each new build of EQuIS, the question arises, "Which reports do I need to republish?". This question is based on an understanding of the fact that when reports or forms are altered to a significant degree (e.g., with the addition of new report parameters or the alteration of the data type of a report parameter), the report or form, if already published to the database, must be republished to have these updates reflected. If such reports are not republished, the report and those that depend on it may return an error on execution.

 

In addition to the above conditions, it is also appropriate to republish reports or forms to the database whenever the report or form has changed at all, if the client's workflow process does not include installing the full product library on every user's machine.  

 

Republishing reports or forms is an additional step that an admin-level user can perform after EQuIS Professional is installed. The above notes, in conjunction with Release Notes indicating updates to reports and forms, will serve as a guide to which standard reports or forms should be republished.

 

As you run user reports and custom reports built on any republished reports, please ensure that they function as expected. If not, they should be rebuilt (e.g., reloaded with the published report, new parameters selected if needed, and user reports resaved or custom reports republished).

 

Note: clients should continue to follow the same installation process as before: e.g., ensure all new report DLLs are present in the Enterprise/bin directory for EQuIS Enterprise to work properly, and install the full Library in EQuIS Professional, if not all reports are published to the database.