NOTE: The tasks described in this section should be performed by your IT staff. Customers using the VETtrak hosting service will not need to perform these steps.
The VETtrak folder will need to have 2 files added, 'ReportSchedulerExtn.bpl' and 'ReportSchedulerApp.exe'. The file 'ReportSchedulerExtn.bpl' will need to sit in the 'VETtrak\Extensions' folder and the 'ReportSchedulerApp.exe' file will need to sit directly in the VETtrak folder. These will be included in your VETtrak Customisations file within the Downloads page in the support centre.
The files needed for the VETtrak Report Scheduler can be downloaded from the VETtrak Report Scheduler Service option within the Downloads page in the support centre.
The automated part of the VETtrak Report Scheduler needs to be installed as a Windows Service on a machine that is able to access the VETtrak database. Preferably this would be a server on your network that isn’t likely to be turned off.
The service is made up of a couple of files that are located in the folder "VETtrakReportSchedulerService". This folder will need to be copied to a location on the server of your choosing, and changes made to the VETtrakReportSchedulerService.exe.config file to represent the path to the VETtrak ini file from this machine, and the VETtrak folder from this machine.
Once configured, open an administrative command prompt in that folder:
To install the service, execute the command:
VETtrakReportSchedulerService.exe /I /name=”myname” /user=myusername /password=mypassword
- myname is the (optional) name you would like for the service, appended to the end of “VETtrak Report Scheduler Service”.
- myusername is the user that you would like the service to run as.
- mypassword is their password. .
You should see messages like those below, unless you have some of these details incorrect:
Once you have scheduled some reports in VETtrak, they will be run by this tool.