In NPrinting 17.x you can't clone reports yet.
What you can do is run the report and then import that into a new report template.
You will have to re-create the tree view on the left side of the template editor and also replace data/images in the report with the tags from the tree view, but the general formatting of the report will be preserved.
** UPDATE: If using version September 2017 (17.5) and above you can use the Export/Import option: Moving reports between environments ‒ Qlik NPrinting
If you want to reuse a report template and preserve the smart tags and formatting you can do this:
* Open your Temp folder on the NPrinting Designer machine.
* Open the report template you want to make a copy of by clicking the Edit Template button. You will see a new subfolder appear in the Temp folder
* This folder will contain a copy of your template file. Copy the file to a different location and rename it to something meaningful.
* Create a new report specifying the same Type & App as the one you copied. Select Custom and browse to the saved template.
Click Create & then click Edit Template - you will still need to add the relevant objects into the tree on the left but the smart tags and formatting are retained.
HTH - Daniel.
Hi Dear Daniel Jenkins
Thanks for the answer, i have a question related with this post,if I want to make a backup of Report Files (.DOC, .XLS, .PPT or HTML) that is the main folder where they are stored? or if i want modify the default template files (.DOC, .XLS, .PPT or HTML) wher they are stored?
Stumbled upon this as I was trying to do the same for a pixel perfect report for NP 17. For NP 17 Sept release and newer, there is a Export/Import feature for a report. For example, in my scenario, I have 2 qvw apps using the same data model but one has all of my data and one is a slimmed down version (less data in it). I had the large app and a respective NP pixel perfect report set up already but wanted to set up a copy of that report for my slimmed down version. So I exported the existing report (connected to the large qvw app) and imported it to my new report that is connected to my smaller qvw app. I will not test On Demand and make sure all works as expected.
Side note: I'm guessing this was a clean copy with all parts intact because the underlying data models between both qvw apps were the same, so you might see different results if your models differ between the 2 report copies.
When I export an excel report, a zip file is created.
When I want to import it again, the only option I have is "Import NP 16 Report"
When I use that option, I get an error saying it is not a correct file.
How did you import your exported file. The only reason why I want to reuse a report,is because it should have another "cycle dimension".
We are using Version: 17.6.0000.0
Hmm, I'm not sure about that one; I have never seen that. I am using 17.5 (and have never had 16) and my steps were to export a report, which saved as a zip file, and then I tried my import both ways....once using Import Report and once using Create Report > Replace... and both worked. I never had NP 16 so are you getting that message possibly because you once had NP 16 and then switched to 17 and imported 16 reports into 17? Or could it be related to the App you have chosen on the Import screen? Or maybe there is a subtle difference between the 2 versions or maybe even a new bug in 17.6??