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sindu_bharathi
New Contributor III

Attaching External Files(xlsx,ppt) in NPrinting 17.3

Hi Community,

I have a requirement where i need to attach external files to NPrinting tasks and send it to users. Can anyone let me know how to do it in 17.3 version since this functionality was available in 17.1?

Thanks in advance

Regards,

Sindu

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Employee
Employee

Re: Attaching External Files(xlsx,ppt) in NPrinting 17.3

In Qlik NPrinting 17 the custom template is uploaded into the repository. In Qlik NPrinting 16 it was linked, this is the reason why in NPrinting 16 you could change the source file without changing the report.

At the moment you need to change the report template by uploading a new one. Daniel's suggestion is a workaround so it doesn't work  for all business cases.

We don't know right now when this gap will be filled.

Best Regards,

Ruggero

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Best Regards,
Ruggero
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sravankumarkatu
New Contributor III

Re: Attaching External Files(xlsx,ppt) in NPrinting 17.3

Hi Sindu,

I did not see a way to attach a external report from 17.2
And there is no qlik help page also

This is for 17.1 help page and if you look this for another version its not there. (please ignore if you already did this)

https://help.qlik.com/en-US/nprinting/17.1/Content/DistributionSchedulesAutomation/CanIattachExterna...

There is no proper workaround to as far as I know.

if you need to attach static report which never change. you can create a dummy nprinting report and attach.

Thanks - Sravan

If this helped please mark reply as correct or helpful

sureshqv
Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Attaching External Files(xlsx,ppt) in NPrinting 17.3

which format is that external file?

you need to create that in  ".html "   format and you can add it to task.

sindu_bharathi
New Contributor III

Re: Attaching External Files(xlsx,ppt) in NPrinting 17.3

Hi Chanty,

I need to send excel & ppt reports to users. My requirement is to send these files which are not generated via NPrinting to users.Since format desired is either excel or ppt reports, i cannot use html here.

Thanks,
Sindu

sureshqv
Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Attaching External Files(xlsx,ppt) in NPrinting 17.3

i dont think this possible.

you need to send through dot net code only i believe.  from nprinting you cant attach

if it possible we can do manually and directly will attach right

ruggero.piccoli‌  might help on this

Employee
Employee

Re: Attaching External Files(xlsx,ppt) in NPrinting 17.3

Hi Sindu,

One possible solution could be:

* Utilize the Custom option to create reports with these files you want to send:

* You don't need to add any objects in the template

* Add these reposts to the Publish Task

* In the e-mail screen select All reports attached or Select the ones you want

HTH - Daniel.

sureshqv
Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Attaching External Files(xlsx,ppt) in NPrinting 17.3

nice solution   learnt new thing

sindu_bharathi
New Contributor III

Re: Attaching External Files(xlsx,ppt) in NPrinting 17.3

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for the response. But one possible problem with Custom template would be, it is static. Whereas in our case these external files will be updated weekly and placed in a folder. Every time when NPrinting task runs, these updated files should be distributed to users.

In NPrinting 16 this was possible, since we can create a dummy report with these files and we can update the template whenever required. When the task runs these updated files will be distributed.

To achieve above , initially i thought of using External file attachment option but later found this is also static.

Is there any other possibility in NPrinting 17 to achieve this?

Thanks,
Sindu

Employee
Employee

Re: Attaching External Files(xlsx,ppt) in NPrinting 17.3

In Qlik NPrinting 17 the custom template is uploaded into the repository. In Qlik NPrinting 16 it was linked, this is the reason why in NPrinting 16 you could change the source file without changing the report.

At the moment you need to change the report template by uploading a new one. Daniel's suggestion is a workaround so it doesn't work  for all business cases.

We don't know right now when this gap will be filled.

Best Regards,

Ruggero

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Best Regards,
Ruggero
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sindu_bharathi
New Contributor III

Re: Attaching External Files(xlsx,ppt) in NPrinting 17.3

It would be great if we have this feature in NPrinting 17 as well. Since we can do lot many automation stuffs with this feature without having to go for other alternate options.

Thanks,
Sindu

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