In this topic you will learn how to Create/Find a Run Control ID.
The Time Details Report will be used to demonstrate how to create/find a run control ID.
You will enter the report parameters, click save and then run your report.
For training purposes only, click the Time Details Report link.
Click the Search button to view existing run controls.
Run Control ID
The system defaults into the Find an Existing Value tab. The first time the Time Details report is run, select the Add A New Value tab to add a Run Control ID.
Thereafter, when the Time Details report is run, remain on the Find an Existing Value tab to select an existing Run Control ID by simply clicking the Search button.
A Run Control ID must be created to run many reports in PeopleSoft. If a run control is created that is unique to a specific report, it can be used to run future reports. The advantage to this method is that all parameters are saved with the run control. When running future reports you would only have to change a few parameters (e.g. Start Date, End Date, etc.) instead of entering all report parameters. If you create one run control to use for all reports, then you will need to change all the report parameters each time.
A Run Control ID is used to access the Process Scheduler. You may save parameters related to a particular process or report with a run control to minimize data entry when running recurring processes and reports. If you select Find an Existing Value to use an existing Run Control ID, the Report page displays the information from the most recent Print Request.
A Run Control ID must conform to the following:
1. Be specific to the end-user’s Operator ID;
2. Can be entered in upper case, lower case, or mixed case;
3. Must be one continuous string of words (maximum of 30 characters). If it consists of more than one word the Run Control ID cannot contain a blank space between the words. However, an underscore can be utilized to connect the words.
You will click the appropriate run control link when you wish to run future reports.
This completes Create/Find a Run Control ID.